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Spring 2013 Seminar Series

Convenor: Cynthia Talbot, Associate Professor, Department of History

Mon, Dec 10, 2012


2013-2014 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition

DEADLINE EXTENDED- All materials due by February 13, 2013

Sun, Dec 9, 2012



Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship

Application deadline is Friday March 22nd, 2013

Thu, Nov 15, 2012

The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship was established at The University of Texas at Austin by the India Community Center of Austin. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage the study of culture, history, religions and languages of India.



Fall 2012 South Asia Seminar Series

A lecture series in honor of Prof. Patrick Olivelle

Tue, Sep 25, 2012


Buddhism in South Asia

October 4-5, 2012-Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Fri, Sep 21, 2012


Symposium: "Out of Place: Tibet, Travel and Buddhism in the Early 20th Century"

Friday October 5, 2012, 1-5pm- Capitol Room, Edgar A. Smith Building (across from Blanton Museum)

Wed, Sep 19, 2012


"Detachment, Attachment & Attention in Buddhist Burma"

A talk by Ward Keeler, Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, UT Austin

Mon, Sep 17, 2012


Emergent Voices: Pakistan in the 21st Century

September 21-22, 2012, Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302 & Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Tue, Jun 12, 2012


"Revolution's Late Style: Dialectics of Multitude in Faiz Ahmed Faiz"

Keynote lecture by Aamir Mufti for "Emergent Voices: Pakistan in the 21st Century"

Tue, Jun 5, 2012


SAGAR: A South Asia Research Journal

Call for Submissions

Tue, May 29, 2012

Deadline: September 30th, 2012


A sunrise in the Texas hill country (Ingram, Texas).

Texas South Asia Conference

Fri, April 20 - ACE 2.402 • Sat, April 21- Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118) • 9:00am - 6:00pm

Fri, Apr 20, 2012


Faridoun Hemani - covering the 2010 floods in Pakistan

Mon, April 9, 2012 • 6:00 PM • Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB 2.216)

Tue, Apr 3, 2012


Film Screening: 'Jari Mari: of cloth and other stories'

Directed by Surabhi Sharma

Fri, Mar 30, 2012

Mon, April 2, 2012 • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM • MEZ B0.306


South Asia Seminar Series

Fri, Mar 23, 2012

Thu, March 29, 2012 • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


Symposium on Archaeology in South Asia: Recent Excavations and Re-interpretations

Fri, April 13, 2012 • 9:00am - 5:00pm • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Wed, Mar 7, 2012


Celebrating the Manto Centenary With Shamim Hanfi

The first of three events celebrating Sa'adat Hasan Manto.

Tue, Mar 6, 2012



"Colour, Caste, or Creed" - Embracing Diversity in Pakistan

Steve Inskeep, Author of Instant City and Anchor, Morning Edition (NPR)

Mon, Mar 5, 2012

Fri, April 27, 2012 • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB 2.324)



SAI Sponsored Event - "The ‘Opaque’ City: Some Thoughts About the Practice of Planning"

Thu, March 1, 2012 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM • GOL (Goldsmith) 2.302B (Dean’s Conference Room)

Mon, Feb 27, 2012

Solomon Benjamin, Professor at the Manipal School of Planning and Architecture.


"Imperial Spectacles: Painting, Performance and Vision"

Rajkamal Kahlon, Contemporary Artist

Wed, Feb 15, 2012

Thu, March 1, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


"Lost Pictures, Redactions and Other Returns"

Allan deSouza, Associate Professor, San Francisco Art Institute

Fri, Feb 3, 2012

Thu, February 9, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


South Asia Institute Co-Sponsors Karachi Literature Festival

February 11-12th, 2012 • Carton Hotel, Karachi

Thu, Feb 2, 2012

Launched in 2010, the annual two-day Karachi Literature Festival is open to all and free. The first of its kind in Pakistan, it brings together and celebrates Pakistani and international authors writing in languages such as Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, English, German, and French.


AIPS-HEC Short-Term Foreign Faculty Program

Wed, Feb 1, 2012

American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) and The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) have agreed to constitute a program titled “AIPS-HEC—US-Faculty Short Term Hiring Program” in the fields of social sciences and humanities.


Allan deSouza, No Entry, from The World Series, 2011, 12

Institute Launches Spring 2012 South Asia Seminar Series

Tracings and Shadows: Moving Pictures, Drawing Images

Thu, Jan 19, 2012

That there is common ground between multi-media artists and film scholars is the presumption of the Spring seminar series, 2012.