SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
12 November 2010
• Lipi Ghosh to be installed as first ICCR Professor at Lund University
The seminar will wind up with a dance performance by the professional Odissi artist Anette Pooja (photo by Jan Fleischmann) from Gothenburg, and a mingling session where tea and Indian snacks will be served.
Venue for the seminar: Auditorium (hörsalen), Lund University’s Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL-Centrum), Helgonabacken 14, Lund.
• Roger Jeffery and Margret Frenz visited SASNET/Lund University
• SASNET/UPF seminar on Sri Lanka after the War
• Swedish Research Council grant to Gunnel Cederlöf
In India, the relevant intermediary institution is the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; in Bangladesh it is the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (with a separate web page dedicated to Lindau-Bangladesh, go for it); and in Pakistan there are two intermediary institutions, namely the Committee on Science and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), and the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF). More information on the 2011 Lindau Meetings.
• More information about South Asia related
education at Swedish and Nordic universities
• Asian Dynamics Initiative conference on Asian Diversity in a Global Context
• University of Gothenburg organises Global Week
On Wednesday 17 November, a seminar entitled ”The Global University” will be held, that features presentations of a number of International research projects, some of them dealing with South Asia, funded by Gothenburg University. They include projects carried out by Dr. Alexandra Krettek, Nordic School of Public Health in Gothenburg; and by Dr. Åke Sander, Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion, Gothenburg University. More information about the Global University seminar.
On Thursday 18 November, an International symposium will be held about the recent development of microbes that are developing a resistance to antibiotics reducing the effectiveness in such drugs and leading to greater risk of prlonged illness and greater risk of death. The invited speakers this Global Antibiotic Resistance symposium include Associate Professor Joakim Larsson (photo) from the Dept. of Physiology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University. Dr. Larsson has been involved in a major research project on environmental effects of pharmaceuticals in India. More information about the Global Antibiotic Resistance seminar.
On 18–19 November, the Heritage Studies initiative at University of Gothenburg, based at the Dept. of Conservation, organises a lunch to lunch workshop entitled ‘Multiple roles of heritage – pasts, conflicts, present time. The case of the Union Carbide former plant in Bhopal, India: “Requiem & Revitalization”’. It aims at discussing conflicting and difficult heritage, industrial heritage and industrialization, global and local consequences, and possible means, models and pathways for improvement of heritage practices. The invited speakers incude Moulshri Joshi (photo), Partner & Principal Architect, SpaceMatters, New Delhi and Assistant Professor at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi; Amritha Ballal, partner and principal architect SpaceMatters, New Delhi (and also a Master's student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim); and Suditya Sinha, partner and principal architect SpaceMatters, New Delhi. More information on the Heritage Studies initiative seminar.
On 18–19 November, the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, organises two seminars with Dr. Jagannath P. Panda, Research Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. On
Thursday 18 November 2010, 18.00–20.00, he holds a public lecture entitled ”Computing the China-India Complexity: A Strategic Perspective”. Venue: Global Studies,
room 220 in Annedalsseminariet, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1, Gothenburg. More information.
• Stockholm debate on India’s economic prospects
• Bangalore theatre group part of Gothenburg performance
Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg
presents an exhibition of 15 contemporary artists with their roots in India and Pakistan. The exhibition, entitled ”Samtidigt”, will be shown during the entire period, and features works by Anita Khemka, Archana Hande, Bharat Sikka, Gigi Scaria, Hema Upadhyay, Nalini Malani, Pushpamala, Reena Saini Kallat, Rashmi Kaleka, Sheba Chhachhi, Shilpa Gupta, Thugral & Tagra, Vivan Sundaram, and Chitra Ganesh. They represent different strains within modern Indian art.
During the period 13 November 2010 – 16 January 2011, Etnografiska Museet presents an exhibition on Kolam, a South Indian practice where women daily draw geometrical images in front of their homes to invite the deities. The exhibition is made by Dr. Anna Laine, Social Anthropologist and Artist, now based at Dalarna University, Campus Falun, but previously connected to the University of Gothenburg where she defended her doctoral dissertation on the Kolam practice in 2009. More information about Anna Laine’s project.
Swedish departments where research on
South Asia is going on:
SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network
SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
Postal address: SASNET Swedish South Asian Studies Network,
Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden