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Asian Studies Conference on “The City in South Asia and Its Transnational Connections”

presented by the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) and the Asian Studies Program

November 13-14, 2014

Knight Library Browsing Room, University of Oregon

 

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

  • Keynote Lecture, Thomas Blom Hansen, Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor in South Asian Studies and Professor in Anthropology, Stanford University, “Spatial Memory and Urban Imagination in South Asia”

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel 1 Consumption, Class and Resistance in the City

Chair: Bryna Goodman, Professor, Department of History, University of Oregon

  • Douglas Haynes, Professor, Dept. of History, Dartmouth College, “Beyond the Colonial City?  The Transformation of the European Community in Bombay, 1920-1947”
  • Abigail McGowan, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Vermont, Burlington, “Home Life as City Life:  The Urban Domestic in Interwar Western India” 
  • Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria, Assistant Professor,Department of Anthropology, Brandeis University, “Unruly Landscapes: Spatial Contestation in Early Twentieth Century Bombay” 

Discussant: Sangita Gopal, Associate Professor, Department of English and Cinema Studies, University of Oregon

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Reception

 

Friday November 14th 2014

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Panel 2   Urban Real Estate and Its Peripheries

Chair: Andrew Verner, Director, Ph.D. Program, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon

  • Matthew Hull, Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, “Cities and Property”
  • Nikhil Rao, Associate Professor, Department of History, Wellesley College, “Approaching the Urban Edge: Changing Perceptions of Bombay’s Periphery.” 
  • Asher Ghertner, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Rutgers University, “When is the State? Flux, Porosity and Exclusion in Delhi’s State Spaces” 

Discussant: Dan Buck, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Asian Studies, University of Oregon

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel 3  Urban Infrastructure and the City in History

Chair: Lamia Karim, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon

  • Tarini Bedi, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Mimicry, Friction and Trans-Urban Imaginaries: Mumbai Taxis/Singapore Style” 
  • Arafaat Valiani, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Oregon, “Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Markets in Postcolonial Mumbai and Karachi” 
  • Douglas Haynes, Professor, Dept. of History, Dartmouth College & Nikhil Rao, Associate Professor, Department of History, Wellesley College, “Beyond the Colonial City: Re-Evaluating the Urban History of India, 1920-1970″ 

Discussant: Arafaat A. Valiani, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Oregon

 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Roundtable Discussion and Concluding Remarks

Moderated by Arafaat A. Valiani, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Oregon.

 

Contact person:
Lori O’Hollaren
Assistant Director
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
Email: loholl@uoregon.edu
 

Sponsored by the following at the University of Oregon:

Asian Studies
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS)
College of Arts and Sciences
Office of International Affairs
Academic Affairs
Oregon Humanities Center
Department of History
Department of Anthropology
Robert D. Clark Honors College
Planning, Public Policy and Management
 


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