School of Social and Political Science

Centre for South Asian Studies Semester 1 Seminar Series announced


The Centre for South Asian Studies ahas announced its seminar series for Semester 1 2022/23.

All seminars take place in the Violet Laidlaw Room, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh.

The full list is here:

27 September - Postcolonial Publics: Gender, Nationalism, and the Startup City in India

Dr Hemangini Gupta, Lecturer in Gender and Global Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh.

Chair: Prof Liz Stanley, Sociology, UoE

11 October - The Social Lives of Landslides: Moving Land & People in a Himalayan Valley

Dr Amy Johnson, Northumbria University

Chair: Dr Mikael Attal, GeoSciences, UoE

25 October - Life as Weapon: The Visual Economies of Tamil War Death

Dr Vindhya Buthpitiya, Lecturer, Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews

Chair: Prof Jolyon Mitchell, Divinity, UoE

8 November - Marriage, Love, Visa and Video Calls  

Dr Kathryn S. March, Graduate Professor and Professor Emerita, Cornell University
(co-organised with Social Anthropology, UoE)

Chair: Dr Josep Chanza, Geography, UoE

27 November - From Purging 'Pariahs' to Pampering Pets: British Responses to Dogs in Colonial India 

Dr Chris Pearson, Reader in Twentieth-Century History, University of Liverpool

Chair: Dr Andrew Gardiner, Royal Dick Vet School, UoE

6 December - Partition as Civil War (Concluding keynote seminar

Professor Shruti Kapila, Professor of Indian History and Global Political Thought

Chair: Prof Jonathan Spencer, Social Anthropology, UoE