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UT hosts Asian Studies Graduate Conference

South Asia Institute co-sponsors national conference

Wed, Oct 4, 2006

The Asian Studies Graduate Conference, on Oct 13-14, provides a dynamic forum for graduate students working on original research projects across disciplines and across traditional academic divisions of Asia to present their work and benefit from a scholarly exchange of ideas.

Sessions are: Erudite Kings, Missionaries, and Narrative: Conversion and the Other in Space and the Global Market; Ethnicity, Conflict and Memory: Creating Politics and Art in Asia; Transcending the Nation: Crossing the Border of Power, Economy, and Culture; Performance; Patronage.


Institute Launches Fall 2006 South Asia Seminar Series

Weekly seminars will center on "Modes of Narration in South Asian Histories and Religions"

Wed, Sep 6, 2006

The South Asia Institute is excited to launch the weekly South Asia Seminar series for Fall 2006. The series features seminars by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. This semester's theme is "Modes of Narration in South Asian Histories and Religions". Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118). In addition, there are a number of special lectures in the series which fall on different dates, please download the flyer (PDF, 777K) for details.


Raja Rao (1908-2006)

Wed, Jul 12, 2006

Raja Rao, one of India's most distinguished writers and a retired professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas, died at his home in Austin on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the age of 97.


6th International Congress on Traditional Asian Medicine, April 27-30, 2006

Thu, Mar 30, 2006

The International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM) presents its Sixth International Congress (ICTAM VI) "Sense and Substance in Traditional Asian Medicine" at The University of Texas at Austin.


Latest Issue of South Asia Institute Newsletter Available for Download

Fall 2005 Newsletter available in PDF format

Wed, Mar 22, 2006

The South Asia Institute's annual newsletter is now available for download. To be added to the South Asia Institute's mailing list, please send your name and full mailing address to Jonathan Seefeldt.


South Asia Institute Directorship Talks

Letter from Director Brow

Mon, Mar 20, 2006

The three short-listed candidates for the directorship of the South Asia Institute will be visiting campus over the next three weeks. The dates and times of their public lectures are as follows (all the talks will be held in GEB 3.312).


South Asian Writer's Speak: Women, War and Trauma

an AIM: South Asia Roundtable Discussion

Thu, Feb 23, 2006

In honor of International Women's Day, a group of South Asian writers (from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh) will examine the role of women in literature in times of war and trauma.


Teaching India Through Film

Two-day workshop for college faculty to take place March 24-25, 2006

Fri, Feb 3, 2006

The South Asia Institute at The University of Texas at Austin announces a two-day workshop developed for college educators entitled " Teaching India Through Film." This workshop will enable participants to discuss the socio-political role of the Indian film industry (the largest in the world) and to direct their gaze upon issues of religion, sexuality, and economics that charge Indian films.