University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Friday Schedule

Room Session 1 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Session 2 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Session 3 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM Session 4 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Assembly Room
Coffee Break -- 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM -- University Foyer (second floor)
When People Met Monuments: Encounter, Reception, and the Transformation of Landscapes in South Asia
Coffee Break -- 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM -- University Foyer (second floor)
Milieus of the Technological Object and its Articulation of the Social: Time, Quality, Precision
Lunch On Your Own -- 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Art and Archaeology of Ancient Gandhara: New Directions and Interpretations
Coffee Break -- 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM -- University Foyer (second floor)
Ornament and Seal technologies of the Indus Tradition: New perspectives from the Indus and adjacent regions
Capitol Ballroom A Racial Violence, Nationalism, and Terror in Cinema and Performance The Cinematic in Contemporary India Regional Formations in Indian Cinema Ruminations on the Cinema of Ashish Avikunthak
Capitol Ballroom B Gendered South Asian Mobilities CULTURAL LABOR OF “DANCING GIRLS” IN INDIAN CINEMA, 1930s-60s Caste Matters: Geographies of Gender (I) Caste Matters: Languages of Annihilation (II)
Caucus Room Religion, Politics & Poetics in Pakistan & Beyond Interrogating the Sermon in Modern South Asian Islam The Legacy of Edward Said’s “Orientalism” Untying the Knot: Debating Meanings of Secularism and Islam in Contemporary Bangladesh
Conference Room 1 Bangladesh and the Untimely Agrarian Imaginaries in India: Land, Capital and Politics People and Environment in the Greater Himalaya Artificial Glaciers, Technoscience, and Tibetan Buddhism: Contemporary Responses to Environmental and Climactic Change in Ladakh, India
Conference Room 2 Negotiating the Urban: Contested Spaces of Citizenship Breaking a Sequence: Disrupting the Materiality of Time in Contemporary India Return to the Region of Rumor in the Time of Digital Mediation The Transnational Politics and Aesthetics of Migration
Conference Room 3 The Sino-Indian relationship in South Asia and beyond Reparations, Empowerment, and Disability in Post-War Sri Lanka Kashmir Pre-47 Writing Kashmir from ‘now’: Towards grasping Ontology of the Present in Kashmir-making
Conference Room 4 Regime and Ritual in Post-Monarchy Nepal When the Political is Personal: Social Context of Collaborative Research Trends in Indian Philanthropy Technology, Subversion, and the Colonial Experience
Conference Room 5 Between Work and Labor: Valuing Productive Action in South Asia Cold War in South Asia: A Cultural Perspective from the Global South Crafting Citizens Before and Beyond the Nation: Politics of Citizenship in Late Colonial India 1880-1940 Tradition, Modernity, Spirituality, and Otherness: Impact on South Asian Narratives
Madison Ballroom
Madison College D240 - 1 Revisiting 'Sepia Mutiny': Blogging Collectivities in South Asian America Laboring in Distinct Times: of Patrons, Ports, and Middle Managers The Infrastructural Bridge: Methodological Devices and Conceptual Tools Across Urban and Rural Divides The Infrastructural Bridge: Methodological Devices and Conceptual Tools Across Urban and Rural Divides
Madison College D240 - 2 New Directions in the Study of Political Violence and Revolutionary Terrorism: "Gentlemanly Terrorists" (2017) and "A Revolutionary History of Interwar India" (2015) Caste By Any Other Frame: Debating and Questioning Conventional Understandings of Caste, Minorities, and Movements Anxieties of Authority in Sacred Spaces: Identity and Authenticity in South Asian Religious Praxis Yoga and Politics: South Asia and Beyond
Madison College Meeting Room 1 Explore Their Stories: Producing Documentary Films that Inspire, Educate, and Catalyze Change A New World for Tamil Drama: The Literary, Performative, and Nationalist Work of Pammal Campanta Mutaliyār (1873-1964) Reframing Gendered Subjectivities
Parlour Room 627 Love, Translation, and Mythology: Explorations in Hindi, English, and Dhivehi Literature Textual Cultures of South Asia: Reading and Transmission in Vernacular Languages Beyond the Hindi-Urdu Classroom: Language Acquisition through Study Abroad, Translanguaging, Authentic Materials and Understanding Language Politics Translation and its forms of Knowledge: Modern Economic Thought and the Indian Vernacular
Parlour Room 629 Fragile Fictions: Identity, and performance in South Asian ethnographic encounters Shifting Roles in Folk Art: Gender, Sexuality, Ethics, and Livelihood in Bihar’s Mithila/Madhubani Art Ethics Beyond/Despite/Contra “The IRB” Maintaining Interpretive Ambivalence: Gender, Religion, and Scholarly Interpretation in South Asia
Parlour Room 634 Negotiating Religious Identities in South Asia Sacred Spaces, Rituals and Objects of Worship of the Buddhist Newars in Nepal A Convergence of Opposites: The Importance of Insight into Theoretical Misfits The Nath Panth amid Varieties of Religio-Political Formations
Parlour Room 638 Rethinking Claims-making: Engagements with the Colonial and Post-Colonial State in India Cultural Choreography of Kashmir How Should We Study Democratic Politics in India Today? The Purveyors of Violence: Studying Armed Combatants in South Asia
Senate Room A Avatara: Rethinking the Role of Heavenly Descent in Premodern South Asia The Critique of Counter-Narratives: What Does it Mean to Retell A Story? Rolling Stones: Histories of Mobility in the Epigraphic Record of Medieval South Asia Rethinking Rasa in Light of Pollock’s Rasa Reader
Senate Room B Intersectionality and Democracy Old yet new: Changing Agrarian Relations and Institutions in Post-Liberalisation India Capitalism in the Himalayas Rethinking the Roots of Democracy, Secularism and Welfare in Modern India
University A
University A/B Narcotic Pasts and Futures in South Asia Ancient Wisdom or Primitive Treatment? Exploring the Perceptions Towards Alternative Medical Systems in South Asia Social Movements, Justice and Politics in South Asia: Disability as a Method of Theorizing and Organizing Power, knowledge and praxis: Rethinking methods in the context of vulnerability in India
University B
University C/D Tales Within Tales: Framing Frame Stories in South Asian Narrative The Less than Sharif Women of Hindi and Urdu Reformist Literature Categories of Self-Description in South Asian Literature Categories of Self-Description in South Asian Literature
Wisconsin Ballroom Rejuvenating Narratives? Student Politics and the History of Youth’s Political Selves in India Politics and Paranoia: Portraying Muslims and Islam in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka Politics, Identity and the Making of Muslim Publics in South Asia