Georgian Programme Film Screening

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
16:00 to 18:00
Syndicate Room, St Antony's College

Filmed in 1929, Kote Mikaberidze’s directorial debut My Grandmother (current slang name for a protector) initially was supposed to show “the right way to the masses” according party’s guidelines and explore the bureaucracy and bourgeois elements intertwined into the state system.

Speaker(s): 
Prof Salome Tsopurashvili

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Economic Mobility, Islamic Piety and Caste: Ashrafization in Pakistani Punjab

Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Despite the non-recognition of caste identity by the Pakistani state, caste relations are a pervasive feature of everyday life, particularly in small-town and rural Pakistan.

Speaker(s): 
Muhammad Ali Jan

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Globalisation, Public Policy and Labour

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Are political actors still relevant in shaping policy in the interest of domestic socio-economic concerns under conditions of globalization? This book draws attention to the continuing relevance of local politics in influencing public policy, through a study of labour market reforms.

Speaker(s): 
Zaad Mahmood

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914.

Speaker(s): 
Margot Finn (UCL)

South Africa Discussion Group: UMTETELI WA BANTU AND THE CONSTITUTION OF SOCIAL PUBLICS IN 1920S AND 1930S SOUTH AFRICA

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Most writing on the black press in South African history views Umteteli wa Bantu, established in 1920 and funded by the Native Recruitment Corporation, as a signal for African loss of editorial independence, punting moderate African views in reaction to the more radical news available in newspape

Speaker(s): 
NATASHA ERLANK (University of Johannesburg)

State Capacity: Reflections on India

Wednesday, 25 April, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
Seminar room 2, ODID, Queen Elizabeth House

How does a weak post-colonial democracy develop the capacity to promote citizen well-being? The talk will explore the case of India by comparing two sub-national states – Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. The Indian state has entered an era of rapid economic growth.

Speaker(s): 
Rahul Mukherji

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