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March 29, 2013

Spring Semester 2013 Events

Spring semester's listing of events related to Southeast Asia

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
"The Turmeric Trail: Indian Food as a Window to Culture"
7:00 PM, Continuing Education and Conference Center
A two-session short course offered by the College of Continuing Education's LearningLife program; $80

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7
"The Incitements of Infrastructure - A presentation with Nikhil Anand & Hannah Appel"
4:00 PM, 125 Nolte
A lecture discussing unstable, mobile infrastructures, particularly oil rigs in Equatorial Guinea and water pipes in India, and new ways to theorize the corporation and the government

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
"Kipling in Play"
2:30 PM, 207A Lind Hall
Matthew Kaiser explains how the logic of play functioned as the organizing principle of British imperialism in nineteenth-century India, and how Kipling exposed global capitalism

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
"Math in China, India, and the West - Can We Compare Their Achievements Objectively?"
7:00 PM, 175 Willey Hall
A lecture by David Mumford of Brown University discussing new evidence that key ideas in math originated in the East and migrated to the West

THURSDAY, March 6
Bitter Seeds film screening
7:00 PM, Bell Museum Auditorium
Micha X. Peled's film on the epidemic of India's farmer suicides; discussion with Micha X. Peled after the film

MONDAY, MARCH 11
"Naxalism in India"
12:10 PM, Walter F. Mondale Hall Room 55
A lecture by Humphrey fellow Viresh Kumar Bhawra on the militant communist movement

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Kashmir: Beyond the India-Pakistan Dispute
A conversation with Muhamad Junaid
4:00 p.m., 445 Blegen Hall
A lecture focusing on three critical moments in Kashmir's recent political history, seeking to recover what might have been lost in the 'Kashmir as a territorial dispute' discourse

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
"The Future's Past" documentary by Austrian filmmaker Susanne Brandst├Ątter
7:00 p.m., Bell Museum Auditorium
Using the Khmer Rouge Tribunal as a starting point, Susanne Brandst├Ątter takes a deeper look into the lives of young people on the brink of adulthood in Cambodia; post-film Q&A with the filmmaker

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
A Bend in the River: Artists discuss the Khmer Arts Ensemble World Premiere - Sophiline Cheam Shapiro in conversation with Ranee Ramaswamy and Aparna Ramaswamy
4:00 p.m., 125 Nolte
A public conversation between Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy on the eve of the world premiere of the Khmer Art Ensemble's A Bend in the River.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Bhopali film screening
5:00 PM, 4th Floor Mayo Auditorium
A documentary about the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India
Part of Environmental Health Night: National Public Health Week Film Festival

THURSDAY, MAY 9
"Secular Heritage, Sacred Reclamations: Archaeology, Buddhist Revival, and the Circulation of Relics in South and Southeast Asia"
4:00 PM, 125 Nolte
This lecture engages with the complex interplay between secularization of archaeological heritage and politics of religious reform and revival across India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand during the late 19th and early 20th century.

JULY 15 - JULY 18
(Exploring World Religons) Global Religious Issues in Local Context: Relationships among Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Hindus
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 614 Social Sciences
A summer institute which focuses on how to teach global religious issues from a local lens; 30 CEUs; $100 - includes all parking, materials, fieldtrips and lunches