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Scholarship Competition: IAWW

Apply now for the India Association of Western Washington Scholarships for the Study of South Asia
Summer 2017 and academic year 2017-18

Deadline:  April 24, 2017.

The South Asia Center is pleased to announce the competition for the awarding of the India Association of Western Washington Scholarship.
This competition is open to all University of Washington students who are South Asia majors or minors or who have demonstrated an interest in South Asia as defined below.
Two awards will be made each in the amount of $2000, for support of the awardee’s studies in summer 2017 or the academic year 2017-18.

Apply here.

By |April 3rd, 2017|Academic Opportunities|Comments Off on Scholarship Competition: IAWW

Khullar Awarded Cohn Book Prize

Sonal Khullar, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Washington, receives the Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize at the annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies. The award was presented to her by AAS Past President Professor Mrinalini Sinha.

Professor Khullar’s book Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930-1990 (University of California Press, 2015) was recognized by the AAS committee as an outstanding work in its field.

“Beautifully written, compellingly argued, Khullar’s book not only offers a major contribution to the study of Indian modernism, it also advances our methodological understanding of modern art at large. A vital addition to an exciting body of emerging art-historical scholarship that promises to fundamentally transform received ideas on modernism in the coming years.”—Iftikhar Dadi, Cornell University

“Provocatively argued, this book is a must-read for art students, critics, and all those who are interested in modern Indian art, as well as all concerned with global modernism.”—Partha Mitter, University of Sussex

The Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize each year honors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a first single-authored monograph on South Asia, published during the preceding year.

By |April 3rd, 2017|Faculty Publications, News|Comments Off on Khullar Awarded Cohn Book Prize

Khullar’s Book Wins Cohn Prize

UW Art History Professor and South Asia Faculty mWorldly Affiliationsember 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.

By |January 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Khullar’s Book Wins Cohn Prize

UW Prof Helps Pakistani Farmers Manage Water

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
eloping countries.”

By |December 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on UW Prof Helps Pakistani Farmers Manage Water

Register for Winter 2017 Classes Now

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.

By |November 16th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Register for Winter 2017 Classes Now

Envisaging South Asia: Images, Art and Scholarship

By |September 19th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Envisaging South Asia: Images, Art and Scholarship

Film Symposium Oct. 18th

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.

By |September 9th, 2016|Feature One|Comments Off on Film Symposium Oct. 18th

2015-2016 Annual Report

The South Asia Center had a busy and productive 2015-2016 academic year, including numerous new courses, many conferences and symposia, new publications by South Asia faculty, and performances including film, dance and poetry. See our Annual Report for all the details.

By |September 7th, 2016|News|Comments Off on 2015-2016 Annual Report

Conlon Fellowship Awardees Honored

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.

Find more information on the Conlon Fellowship here. Support the endowment here.

By |June 30th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Conlon Fellowship Awardees Honored

Nepal Studies Initiative featured in Seattle Times

Nepal_bannerThe 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.

By |June 21st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Nepal Studies Initiative featured in Seattle Times