‘What is South Asia’ Workshop 2016

Locating the Region in Social Sciences

24 May 2016

Venue: Haldane Room, Wolfson College, OX2 6UD

University of Oxford

South Asia has long occupied academic imagination in social sciences. Researchers have studied a range of topics including history, politics, and economy to culture, language, art, and media. These studies have, undoubtedly, contributed to our understanding of South Asia. But what does the focus on South Asia bring to social sciences?

This workshop proposes to explore the specific contribution of South Asia, as a region, to advance our understanding of society and the discipline of social sciences.

Keynote lecture by Professor David Washbrook

Participants include Maung Zarni, Nemat Bizhan & William Maley, Amogh Dhar Sharma, Kate Sullivan, Rosalind O’Hanlon, Maya Tudor, Lipika Kamra, Feyzi Ismail and Indrajit Roy.

Convenors: Uma Pradhan and Sneha Krishnan

This workshop is supported by South Asia Research Cluster (SARC) at Wolfson College.