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The South Asia Center lists events of educational value related to South Asia throughout the Pacific Northwest. We endeavor to include full information about timing, presenters, costs if any, and location, but it is always best to check listed web sites for the latest information.
Saturday March 8, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (schedule subject to change)
Location: The Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall
South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN)
The South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN) 2014 will be held on March 8, 2014 at the University of Washington.
Tentative presentation schedule now available at the SACPAN website. Panel presentations at SACPAN this year include Texts, Words, and Interpretations; Contemporary South Asia; Gender in Modern South Asia; and Urban South Asia.
SACPAN has been sponsored by the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington jointly since the mid-1960s. It was created to foster a strong intellectual connection among South Asia scholars in the Pacific Northwest, and its annual meeting is a time for intensive intellectual exchange and an opportunity to renew our collegial ties.
For more information, visit http://jsis.washington.edu/soasia/sacpan.shtml
Questions should be directed to Keith Snodgrass, Associate Director of the South Asia Center, University of Washington, Seattle: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue (downstairs, enter on Seneca Street)
In what Eboo Patel called “an epic novel of family life in contemporary Pakistan,” Haroon Ullah’s The Bargain from the Bazaar: A Family’s Day of Reckoning in Lahore expertly weaves together regional historical tensions and modern-day class struggles to paint a picture of the country’s second-largest city. Against a backdrop of differing political views, religious extremism and suicide bombers, Ullah’s portrayal of an oppressive state is also an intimate look at one immigrant family. The very future of the nation is debated not only in the halls of the state house, but over dinner in households across the nation. A Pakistani-American scholar, Ullah’s portrayal is based on firsthand knowledge of regional affairs as a diplomat and field researcher; he is also the author of Vying for Allah’s Vote, a history of political extremism in Pakistan.
Doors open: 6:30 PM
For more information, visit Town Hall.
Friday March 21, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: HUB Lyceum
Please join us for the upcoming lecture by Sheldon Pollock as part of the series, "Histories and Futures of the Book." Sheldon Pollock is the Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies at Columbia University. Learn more about Dr. Pollock's biography here.
Monday April 14, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Thomson 317
Much of Mughal history has been reconstructed from Persian sources that represent the point of view of empire. In this talk Professor Busch discusses literary traditions of memory that were recorded in old dialects of Hindi and commissioned by regional ‘Rajput’ courts. One special interest of vernacular writers was the problem of Mughal succession conflict (sultānī jang), in which countless local soldiers and heroes lost their lives. Certain Hindi genres of this period can thus be seen as acts of commemoration that reflect a deeply emotional engagement with the existential realities of war and death.
Allison Busch is Associate Professor in Columbia University's Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies Department. Learn more at her Columbia University page.
Tuesday April 29, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Vancouver Room, Seattle Times Building, 1000 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109
The Asia Centers and the Center for Global Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington are proud to present Exploring Asia: Asian Cities - Growth and Change, its 2014 Newspapers In Education Series and Workshop. The five-part series, in conjunction with The Seattle Times, includes articles on Vietnam, China, India, and Central Asia, in addition to an overview article. The workshop will include presentations by series authors as well as an introduction to the curriculum guide that pairs with the articles.
This workshop is one aspect of a collaborative project between the Newspapers In Education program of The Seattle Times and the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Asia and Global Studies outreach centers as well as the East Asia Resource Center. The project consists of a five-article series, a teaching guide, and this workshop for K-12 educators.
Designed with high school readers in mind, each article in the online newspaper series entitled Exploring Asia: Asian Cities - Growth and Change, focuses on cities of Asia. The teaching guide provides a lesson plan for each article that includes activities to do with students before, during, and after reading the featured article. Together, the articles and accompanying lessons take students on an exploration of contemporary urban issues in several Asian countries, asking students to look at the issues from multiple perspectives and investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia's rapidly growing cities.
The cost of registration for the workshop is $30.00, which includes three Washington State clock hours, dinner, and curriculum guide. To register for the workshop, please complete the online registration form at
To view curriculum and video from last year's workshop, go to http://depts.washington.edu/nie/curriculum.htm
For more information, please email the South Asia Center at email@example.com.
|South Asia Center|
|University of Washington|
|303 Thomson Hall|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|(206) 543-4800 phone|
|(206) 685-0668 fax|
|Anand Yang, Director|
|Keith Snodgrass, Associate Director|
|Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator|
|Nick Gottschall, Graduate Student Assistant|
|Robyn Davis, FLAS Coordinator|
|Sunila Kale, Graduate Program Coordinator|