Date:
30 March 2017
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: The Boardroom, Room 117, First Floor, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW – View map
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Professors Alex Hughes (Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement), Dibyesh Anand, Ipsita Roy, Jean Seaton and Rosie Thomas would like to invite students and staff of the University of Westminster for this pioneering multi-disciplinary workshop on South Asia.

The idea behind the workshop is to identify and familiarise ourselves with the innovative and interesting research being done by scholars at various stages of their career within the University, in different faculties and departments.

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To attend this conference, please email Ingrid Henstone on [email protected]

Conference programme

1.30pm: Tea, registration and welcome

2–2.35pm: Panel one - Identity and Gender

  • Dr Adrijia Dey, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, School of Media, Arts and Design
    'Silence No More': The Use Personal Narratives in Digital Gender Activism in India.
     
  • Mantasha Binti Rashid, Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
    The Existing Literature About the Women in Kashmir and an Attempt to Understand the Violence Faced by Them.
     
  • Charusmita Charusmita, Communication and Media Research Institute, School of Media, Arts and Design
    An ethnography of women as film consumers in the Narwal village
     
  • Dr Hena Ali, Department of Transmedia, School of Media, Arts and Design
    Women's representation in Lollywood Billboards: Communication and Pakistani Culture
     
  • Chair:  Professor Rosie Thomas

2.35–3.15pm: Panel two - Contested Imaginaries

  • Dr Nitasha Kaul, Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Neoliberalism in the Service of Postcolonial Nationalism
     
  • Professor Rosie Thomas, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, School of Media, Arts and Design
    Indian Cinema’s Islamicate Fantasies: nationalism and the B-circuit ‘magic and fighting’ film, 1900-1960
     
  • Professor Dibyesh Anand, Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Postcolonial South Asia and its Cartographies of Desire and Violence
     
  • Professor Lindsay Bremner, Architecture, Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, Monsoon Assemblages
     
  • Chair: Professor Ipsita Roy

3.15–3.30pm: Tea break

3.30–4.10pm: Panel three – Dynamism of Change

  • Sarah Niazi, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, School of Media, Arts and Design
    Cinema and the Urdu Public sphere in India (1920-1960)
     
  • Dr Ben Stringer, Architecture, Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
    Villages and globalisation; re-imagining Indian rurality
     
  • Dr Radha D’Souza Law, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Going Beyond Regional Studies: New Directions for South Asian Studies
     
  • Dr Syeda Waqar, Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
    India: The road ahead, Emerging power and energy challenges
     
  • Musab Iqbal, Communication and Media Research Institute, School of Media, Arts and Design
    Can there be a Conceptual History of Migration?
     
  • Chair: Professor Jean Seaton

4.10–4.50pm: Panel four – Transformations and Interventions

  • Darshana Chauhan, Architecture, Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
    How do you transform 100 Public Spaces across 40+ cities in 150 days?
    An international case study of up-scaling small scale design and build interventions to make a massive regional difference.
     
  • Dr Ipshita Basu, Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Technocratic Nationalism and the Unimagined Other: Interrogating Elite Interventions in Urban India
     
  • Professor Ipsita Roy, Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology
    Polymers of bacterial origin and their medical applications: Collaborations with South Asia
     
  • Professor Izzet Kale, Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology
    A fully automated mobile device based malaria diagnosis system: The journey of a project supported by UKIERI
     
  • Chair: Professor Dibyesh Anand

4.50–5pm: Concluding remarks by Professor Alex Hughes

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