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Visual Culture Colloquium

August 30th, 2016 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: 142

Cosmic Correspondences: Astral Piety and Painting at the Mughal Court Yael Rice Assistant Professor, Art and History of Art, Asian Languages and Civilizations, Amherst College co-sponsored by the South Asia Program and the Society for the Humanities.  ...


The Cornell International Fair

August 31st, 2016 - 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: First Floor Terrace

The Cornell International Fair showcases the many options for students to internationalize their Cornell experience.  It invites undergraduate and graduate students to explore international and global study on campus and abroad. Students will be able to talk with faculty and staff about study abroad, exchanges, language study, international majors/minors, fellowships, internships, courses wit...


Subaltern Speak: An Indian Soldier's 'Travelogue' of China, 1900-1901

September 12th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This talk will offer a close reading of Gadadhar Singh's 1902 Hindi account of his thirteen months in China as a member of the British Indian force that was part of an eight-nations International Expedition mobilized to lift the siege of the Foreign Legations in Beijing.  It examines his text to highlight his extraordinary "inter-Asian" perspective on a China seemingly on the ve...


Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture: Svetlana Alexievich

September 12th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Statler Auditorium

Svetlana Alexievich will present the Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture....


The Afterlife of Islamic Architecture: Ethics, Ecology, and Other Times in the Medieval Ruins of Delhi

September 19th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

While doing research in Delhi, I often heard stories of people’s dreams and visions of white robed Muslim saints amongst Delhi’s medieval monuments.  Dreams and visions of saints, as Amira Mittermaier’s (2011) work on dreaming in contemporary Egypt has shown us, are conceptualized as coming from an Elsewhere, not from inside the unconscious but from outside the subject. But...


Rethinking the Proposal: Part 1

September 21st, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this two-part workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. Plan on attending both sessions. Register here.   Part 1: Wednesday, September 21, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm Focusing on the relationships we construct or imagine as we write – the social character of our writing. Part 2: Wednesday, October 5, G08 Uris Ha...


2016 Rabindranath Tagore Modern Indian Literature Lecture with Ranjit Hoskote

September 23rd, 2016 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: A.D. White House

Room: Guerlac Room

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Madness as Auguring Extinction

September 26th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: Go8

A sepulchral note has finally entered the insistently optimistic global discourse on climate change produced by the Conference of Parties (COP). With the introduction of the language of "loss and damage," several parties to the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) have acknowledged that climate change may not be mitigated or adapted to, that th...


CU Music/South Asia Program/SPICMACAY present "Strings Attached"

October 2nd, 2016 - 7:00PM-10:00PM

Location: Barnes Hall

Room: Auditorium

South Asia Program and SPICMACAY present “Strings Attached,” a south Indian classical music concert featuring the husband-wife team of Kumaresh (violin) and Jayanthi (veena), with percussion accompaniment on mridangam (cylindrical drum) and ghatam (clay pot).  Co-sponsored by the Department of Music, with funding in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts....


The A to Z of Cornflakes

October 4th, 2016 - 4:30PM-5:30PM

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall

Room: History of Art Gallery

The A to Z of Conflict is an artist’s book project that imagines what a commonplace children’s ABC book would look like if all the letters, all the words and all the images were chosen in relation to the subject of conflict. The project that uses three languages - English, Sinhala and Tamil – these are the three main languages spoken in Sri Lanka, a country torn apart by decades...


Rethinking the Proposal: Part 2

October 5th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this two-part workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. Plan on attending both sessions. Register here.   Part 1: Wednesday, September 21, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 pm Focusing on the relationships we construct or imagine as we write – the social character of our writing. Part 2: Wednesday, October 5, G08 Uris Ha...


Burmese Language Pedagogy Workshop

October 10th, 2016 - 8:00AM-5:00PM

Location: George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) will be holding a Burmese Language Pedagogy Workshop at the Kahin Center at Cornell on October 10-11, 2016. This workshop will aim to build a collaborative network of Burmese language instructors as well as chart a course for improving Burmese language instruction and developing new materials in the future.  In preparation for this workshop, SEAP is curren...


Imagining Otherwise: The (Cyber) Goddess in Chitra Ganesh’s Comic Art

October 17th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Brooklyn-based visual artist, Chitra Ganesh (b. 1975) engages comics and fantastical imagery that undermine accepted narratives around nationhood, hetero-patriarchy, and conventions of storytelling that prioritize certain heroes over others. Her playfully intertextual subversions have been mostly analyzed in terms of their “Indianness”, and by extension, “diasporic-ness”. B...


Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

October 18th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Open to U.S. citizens only. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program supports doctoral students conducting research in modern languages or area studies for six to 12 months. Open to U.S. citizens and pe...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

October 26th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


Culture & Politics in Pakistan: The Long Shadow of the Cold War

October 31st, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Biography: Saadia Toor is Associate Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Her book The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan published in 2011 by Pluto Press explored the history of Pakistan through the lens of its cultural politics, with an emphasis on the role of the Left. She has also written extensiv...


International Research Travel Grants

November 2nd, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

These grants provide travel support for Cornell University graduate students conducting short-term research and/or fieldwork in countries outside the United States. They also provide travel support for professional students engaged in various academic experiences in the international arena. ...


Realism, Fantasy, and the Representations of Muslims in The Contemporary Filmi Qawwali

November 7th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Since the 1970s the qawwali has often appeared as a lighter, humorous genre within Indian popular films, but since the 2000s, some qawwalis have taken a new direction that emphasizes qawwali’s original context within Sufi devotional practice, and crucially, the everyday lived experience of Indian Muslims. These more realist qawwalis adopt qawwali’s traditional instrumentation and music...


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

November 9th, 2016 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

FLAS Fellowships support undergraduate, graduate, and professional students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Funding is offered in collaboration with the Einaudi Center’s South Asia and Southeast Asia Programs....


The Planned and the Encroached: Modes of creating, managing and resisting spaces of nonconformity in the planned city of Islamabad

November 14th, 2016 - 12:15PM-1:15PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

This talk will explore the interplay between formally and informally planned spaces in the planned modern city of Islamabad – the new administrative capital of Pakistan built in the 1960s. By focusing on high- and low- end encroachments in the planned capital city, this talk asks: why are certain nonconforming spaces tolerated by city officials while others resisted? How are concerns for pre...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

February 8th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

February 22nd, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Open to U.S. citizens only. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program supports doctoral students conducting research in modern languages or area studies for six to 12 months. Open to U.S. citizens and pe...


Rethinking the Proposal: Concrete and Philosophical Approaches

March 15th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

March 20th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....

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