South Asia across the Nordic Region – University of Copenhagen

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South Asia across the Nordic Region

1st Annual Meeting | University of Copenhagen | 27th June 2017

We are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting for South Asia scholars and practitioners across the Nordic region. The collective will offer a platform to present ongoing research, and generate fresh ideas and information that will enhance our knowledge of the South Asian region. We expect this interaction as a possible way to increase scholarly collaboration across the region in fruitful ways.

For any further queries contact Dr. Ravinder Kaur

South Asia across the Nordic Region (SANR) is sponsored by Centre of Global South Asian Studies and Asian Dynamics Initiative, University of Copenhagen 


- more will follow soon

Infrastructures: Policy, Actors, Development
Chairs: Patrik Oskarsson and Seema Arora Jonsson
8:30-10:30 Paper presentations (more soon)
10:30-11:00 Lisa Björkman

Department of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville, USA

11:00-11:15 Break

Keynote lecture by Professor Sumathi Ramaswamy

Professor of History, Duke University 

A Mahatma on the March: Towards an Aesthetics of the Ambulatory


Lunch and Business Meeting

PhD session
Chair: Dan V. Hirslund, University of Copenhagen
Discussant: Stine Simonsen Puri, University of Copenhagen

10 minutes for each presentation followed by 10 minutes comments/Q&A. 
20 minutes discussion at the end of the session


Tiyasha Sengupta, PhD fellow, Dept. of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark
The Beasts: Identity and Public Opinion through Zoomorphic Images in Political Cartoons 
Jelena Salmi, PhD fellow, Dept. of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä

"All the Others Are Third-Class Citizens" : Claiming Belonging, Countering Betrayal in World-Class Ahmedabad 

Martin Lundqvist, PhD fellow, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
Challenges to ‘the local turn’ in peacebuilding: tentative findings from Nepal and Cambodia
Mahvish Ahmad, PhD fellow, Sociology, University of Cambridge
Obfuscation as a Technique of Rule: State Violence in Pakistan
Fariba Alamgir, PhD fellow, University of Copenhagen and University of East Anglia
Religious Identities and Land Conflicts in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
Concluding discussion
Panel debate: Democracy at 70
Moderator: Kenneth Bo Nielsen, University of Bergen


Peter Johansen (Aarhus University)

Jelena Salmi (University of Jyväskylä)

Francesca Jensenius (Norwegian Institute for International Affairs)

Patrik Oskarsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).

Ravinder Kaur (University of Copenhagen)

16:30-17:15 Book Launch
Niels Brimnes: Languished Hopes - Tuberculosis, the State and International Assistance in Twentieth-century India
Chair: Atreyee Sen
Comments: Emilija Zabiliute
17:15-18:30 Reception