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CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University


1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138





Events at this Venue


Thu, November 30, 2017 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Sonal Khullar: Southern Lights: Art History and Postcolonial Modernism

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.

START
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 06:00pm

END
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Thu, November 30, 2017 at 04:15pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Asia Responds to Trump in Asia

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.

Podcast of Panel

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

START
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 04:15pm

END
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Fri, November 10, 2017 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Outer Beauty and Inner Silence

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?

START
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 05:00pm

END
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 07:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Tue, October 31, 2017 from 06:00pm - 07:30pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Nostalgia for the Future

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

START
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 06:00pm

END
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 07:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Thu, September 21, 2017 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Qissebaazi: A Multilingual Storytelling Orbit Directed by Danish Husain

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

START
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 04:00pm

END
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 05:30pm

COST: Free

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Sat, March 25, 2017 from 01:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Asian Borderlands: the First Annual Symposium

Cosponsored Event

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 aniket_de@g.harvard.edu 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. 

START
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 01:00pm

END
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Wed, October 19, 2016 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

India and Japan, India and China

Cosponsored Event

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

START
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 12:00pm

END
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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