As usual our trimestral Newsletter is a mirror of achievements, projects, hopes, joy and difficulties encountered in our study and research on and in South Asia. This December 2016 issue is somewhat special. It will be the last written from our current location in the France building (in the 13th arrondissement), which has been our home for exactly six years.
2016-2017 | Research Seminar
December 8th, 2016 | The Fourth Perso-Indica Conference
December 8th, 2016 | Workshop
Les mises en scènes du pouvoir. Fabrication, circulation et migration des symboles et protocoles (partly funded by the CEIAS/CASE project Autoritas)
December 12th-15th, 2016 | International Conference & Film Festival
December 15th-16th, 2016 |
January 20th, 2017 | 21st Journée du CEIAS
January 9th, 2017 | Conference
March 27th-28th, 2017 | International Conference
April 12th, 2016 | ENGIND - Engineers and the State in Colonial and Contemporary India
The three-year project, which started in 2014, is now reaching its final stage. Last April 12th, the French team held a seminar at the CEIAS where Vanessa Caru and Bérénice Girard presented their preliminary results on one of the main themes of the research project: the structural relationship linking engineers and the State since the emergence of this new profession around 1800.
May 31st- June 1st, 2016 | The Vernacularization of Muslim and Hindu Traditions: The Case of Sindhiyyat
Comparing the Vernacular in Muslim and Hindu Traditions: The Case of Sindhiyyat workshop was organized by the CEIAS research groups “Vernacular Cultures and New Muslim Elites in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia” and “Gujarati and Sindhi Studies,”
September 12th-15th, 2016 | Summer School on “Radicalizations”
The CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique—French National Center for Scientific Research) organized at its headquarters in Paris a Summer School on “Radicalizations” that brought together about fifty speakers and some one hundred participants.
October 14th-15th, 2016 | Negotiating Technologies - The Muslim South Asia Research Forum (MUSA) Workshop
Focusing on the theme “Negotiating Technologies,” the workshop aimed to look at the different ways in which South Asian Muslims (broadly defined) have used, produced and “negotiated” technologies in their daily lives and how these technologies shape their environment, their sense of self and their interactions with the wider world.
Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal
The CEIAS is pleased to welcome two new members:
Jules Naudet (Research Fellow, CNRS)
Jules, who works on the Indian business elite, was recruited by the CNRS, section 40 (“Politics, Power, Organization”) and will be joining the Center as a Statutory Member in January 2017.
Florence Nowak (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Florence successfully defended her dissertation “Regional Music Goes Digital: Challenges of the Garhwali Music Industry (North India)” in December 2015, and was awarded Postdoctoral Scholar status last spring.
Coordination, Language revision/Translation: Francie CREBS
Design/Conception, Online publication: Nadia GUERGUADJ