UW Art History Professor and South Asia Faculty member Sonal Khullar‘s book Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930-1990 (California, 2015), was just awarded the Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize, given annually by the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies. Congratulations to Professor Khullar.
Faisal Hossain, UW associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is helping farmers in Pakistan learn how to use NASA satellite data to better manage water supplies. Hossain said “Satellites up in space looking at how much water we have underground, in rivers or in the atmosphere are providing routine observations that can help policymakers and on-the-ground managers make informed decisions. From offering improved flood forecasting to indicating areas where groundwater resources are threatened, freely available satellite data can be an invaluable resource, particularly in dev
We have a full slate of great South Asia courses ready for your for winter quarter 2017. Registration is now open. See your options here: http://southasia.washington.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Winter-2017-All-SA-Courses.pdf
We have literature, history, anthropology and more.
A new exhibit in the University of Washington’s Allen Library explores South Asia through art, artifacts, manuscripts, music and more. “Envisaging South Asia: Images, Art and Scholarship” was curated by Deepa Banerjee, South Asia Studies librarian, and will be on view through Oct. 31.
Six public lectures will be offered in conjunction with the exhibit, all in the Allen library auditorium.
- Devdutt Patnaik, at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 29.
- Don Fels, at 3 p.m. on Oct. 24.
- Rekha Sood, at 3 p.m. on Oct. 25.
- Sonal Khullar, at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26.
- Alka Kurian, at 3 p.m. on Oct. 27.
- Bharti Kirchner, at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Join us for our second collaboration with Tasveer: Race, Sexuality and Censorship: Film, Art and Activism in South Asia and Beyond. This program features panels, presentations, film maker appearances and screenings. Starts at 11:00 in Thomson Hall 317, with further programs throughout the day.
This program is presented in conjunction with Tasveer’s Seattle South Asian Film Festival.
The 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 awardees of the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies were honored at a luncheon today on campus. Taylor Rockhill, the 2016-2017 awardee, recently graduated from the Master of Arts in South Asian Studies program. Mr. Rockhill has focused on the Commonwealth of Nations and its changing role and composition in the 21st century. Deep Pal, the 2016-2017 awardee, is working on a history of India’s foreign relations.
The South Asian Studies Program was honored to host the major funders of the Frank F. Conlon Endowment in South Asian Studies, Frank F. and Joan Conlon, Ann Pryde, and Marc Pryde at the luncheon. We were joined by South Asia Program Chair Sunila S. Kale, South Asia Center Managing Director Keith Snodgrass, and Jackson School of International Studies Director Resat Kasaba.
The South Asia Center-sponsored Nepal Studies Initiative is hosting a seminar in Nepal this autumn. It will feature students from UW as well as from Nepal. They are featured in this article in the Seattle Times.
The first annual Student Research Symposium on Contemporary Issues in Nepal, jointly hosted by the University of Washington’s Nepal Studies Initiative, a four-year program funded by the South Asia Center, and the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, will take place on September 12-13, 2016 at the Yalamaya Kendra in Patan, Kathmandu.
There are several annual conferences, panels, and speaking events in Nepal each year for faculty and advanced scholars, but there are few opportunities for students to showcase their work, gain experience engaging critically with their peers, and feature their own voice as emergent scholars of Nepal and South Asia.
Please visit the symposium homepage for more information about the call for abstracts, due by July 1, 2016.
South Asia MA student Minnie Ray Chaudhury is a fellow at the International Policy Institute of the Jackson School, working on cybersecurity issues. In addition to writing this article, she presented at the May 23 BRICS on the Firewall: International Perspectives on Cybersecurity and Encryption event held at UW.