CGIS South, S020 Belfer
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Seed For Change Initial Pitch Presentation
Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 02:00pm
Tue, Apr 3, 2018 at 06:00pm
Sonal Khullar explores decolonizing museum practices in the display of South Asian Art, using the 2017 Documenta exhibition of Indian painter, Amrita Sher-Gil as a case study.
At Documenta in 2017, the work of Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941) was exhibited alongside that of American filmmaker Maya Deren (1917-1961), presumably to highlight affinities in their feminism, primitivism, and cosmopolitanism. This talk considers the proposal and provocation of this comparison, and its implications for art history and museum practice. How do we narrate a postcolonial modernism that extended across empires and nations? Using Octavio Paz’s In Light of India (Vislumbres de la India, 1995), a memoir of his time in India and a meditation on South-South relations, Sonal Khullar offers a critical account of postcoloniality in the visual arts that departs from recent attempts to locate postcolonial modernism within histories of the nation-state, World Wars, decolonization, and political developments such as the Bandung Conference of 1955 and the Non-Aligned Movement.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 06:00pm
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 07:30pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
ASIA RESPONDS TO TRUMP IN ASIA
Chair: Karen Thornber, Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Moderator: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
Ronak Desai, Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, India and South Asia Program, Harvard Kennedy School
William Kirby, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard University; Director, Harvard China Fund
Sophie Lemière, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Harvard University; Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
Tae Gyun Park, Kim Koo Visiting Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University; Professor of Modern Korean History, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Reischauer Institute, U.S.-Japan Program, and Weatherhead Center for International Studies
David Dean Shulman, Hebrew University
CHAIRS: Parmil G. Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy, Harvard University; Richard Wolf, Professor of Music and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
This lecture will offer readings from one extraordinary section of the Tamil text, Kampaṉ’s twelfth-century Irāmāvatāram, the Cittirakūṭap paṭalam, when the heroes enter into their new home in the wilderness. The question to be addressed is: what is the poet telling us about this tensile moment, and, above all, what has he left unsaid?
The collaboration between Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar emerges from the intersection of their respective disciplines – architecture and documentary film. The film opens these disciplines to self-critique and looks at the way that they imagine and construct a nation and its citizen.
Avijit Mukul, Filmmaker
Rohan Shivkumar, Architect
Chair: Rahul Mehrotra
Professor Of Urban Design And Planning,
Harvard Graduate School Of Design
Danish Husain is a poet, actor, filmmaker and theatre director – he is one of the people who have helped revive the lost art form of Urdu storytelling, Dastangoi, and is a columnist with India Today’s opinion website Daily O.
Chair: Ali Asani
Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University
Qissebaazi expands and builds upon traditional storytelling. A multilingual platform with multiple performers, it is theatrical in presentation but still, distinctively, storytelling.
A Harvard South Asia Institute Muslim Societies in South Asia Series
This is the first meeting of a proposed annual conference of a research network that will meet every year at a different university, our other partner institutions being Chicago, Columbia and Cornell. Graduate Students from Harvard and beyond will convene to discuss a range of historical topics about border-making and border-crossing in various parts of early modern and modern Asia. The topics are of interest to students of South Asian, South-east Asian, Indian Ocean and East-Asian history. All are welcome to join us for the presentations and subsequent discussions, and no registration is required.
Along with the public conference, there are a series of paper workshops and closed-door roundtable discussions with faculty experts on various relevant topics on Friday, March 24. These sessions are restricted to faculty and graduate students. Interested graduate students should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the reading list/ packet for the Friday workshops, with which some familiarity will be expected. Harvard faculty from all departments are most welcome to attend all sessions on both the days.
Sponsored by the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, History Department, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, South Asia Institute, and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
Tarun Das, former Director-General and Chief Mentor of the Confederation of Indian Industries
Chair: Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University
Cosponsored with the Asia Center Seminar Series, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University