21 September 2012

Religion and Secularism in South Asia

Workshop Keynote Lecture at 3.00 PM by Professor Rajeev Bhargava, Director and Senior Fellow, Centre for the
Study of Developing Societies, Delhi:

‘Does secularism work? The successes and failures of Indian secularism’

6 September 2012

Conference, in conjunction with the China Research Centre at UTS:

‘Give and Take’: The Newly Rich and Social Conscience in China and India

The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship. (Andrew Carnegie 1889: 653)

1 – 3 August 2012

Indigenous Knowledge Forum

Faculty of Law, University of Technology of Sydney.

There are significant similarities between Australia and India. Each nation has significant Indigenous populations. Each nation covers an entire continent or sub-continent and comprises a federation of states and territories. Both have experienced British colonialism, are members of the Commonwealth and operate a common law legal system.

India and Australia have both been classified as biologically mega-diverse. These similarities provide a valuable opportunity to explore and understand the interaction of Indigenous knowledge and practices with intellectual property and biodiversity laws recognising that this interaction occurs in a broader context of social and legal issues that impact Indigenous and local peoples.

These issues will be discussed and debated at the first Indigenous Knowledge Forum.

Please click here for further and detailed information: http://www.law.uts.edu.au/research/conferences/ikf.html

15/16 August 2011

Other Cosmopolitanisms

Keynote: Dipesh Chakrabarty, ‘Northern and Southern Cosmopolitanisms’

Cosmopolitanism is an affiliation to humanity-in-general. As such it is often defined as a globalist orientation, associated with elite cosmopolites. Yet cosmopolitanism is also embedded in social relations and in civil societies. It can have a powerful insurgent quality, and capacity to disrupt elitism, if not unseat it. Dominant cosmopolitanism, in the singular, is thus displaced by ‘other Cosmopolitanisms’, in the plural. This conference explores these latter manifestations, whether as ideologies, programs, identifications or practices.
Papers will investigate historical aspects, for instance in the anti-colonial period, and contemporary themes, whether in everyday contexts, or in policy and social movement practice.

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of ‘Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: an Interdisciplinary Journal’: http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/mcs

Devleena Ghosh, Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network: devleena.ghosh@uts.edu.au
James Goodman, Cosmopolitan Civil societies Research Centre: james.goodman@uts.edu.au

Please find Event Flyer, Draft Program and Abstracts for more detailed information.

19/20 November 2010

Indian Cinemas – Oceanic Assemblages

A symposium organised by IOSARN and the India Research Centre at Macquarie University

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17 – 19 March 2010: Advancing a sustainable future: 
strategies for cross-disciplinary practice around the Indian Ocean

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Read Conference Report here

11-13 MARCH 2009: Intercolonial networks; Oceanic Circulations; Re-thinking the Indian Ocean

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