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Events Prior to 2012

Events that occurred prior to the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Punjabi Language and Culture Lecture by Nikky Guninder Kaur Singh Apr 27, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room, UC Davis,
Dr. Singh is the Crawford Family Professor at Colby College in Maine, USA. Her interests focus on poetics and feminist issues. Nikky Singh has published extensively in the field of Sikhism, including The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent, The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus, Metaphysics and Physics of the Guru Granth Sahib. She has lectured widely all over the world and her views have been aired on television and radio in America, Canada, Bangladesh, Australia, Ireland and India.
Reading and Q&A - Nayomi Munaweera Apr 24, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, won the Commonwealth Prize for Asia. It was long listed for the Dublin IMPAC Prize and the Man Asia Prize. The novel was also short listed for the Northern California Book Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Her second novel, What Lies Between Us, was hailed as one of the most exciting literary releases of 2016 from venues from BuzzFeed to Elle Magazine. More at www.nayomimunaweera.com.
Public Lecture - The Ganga: Rethinking the Sacred Pasts of India's Great River by Dr. Sudipta Sen Mar 07, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
India’s most famous river has figured prominently in diverse religious and ecological traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam. This talk explores the idea of a cosmic river at the crossroads of myth, historical geography, and ecology.
The Sun's Rehersal: Public Lecture by Neha Choksi 02-20-2018 12:02 PM
Public Lecture by Inter-media Artist Neha Choksi. Choksi often sets up tragicomic, even absurd, interventions—in the life of a plant, an animal, her own, or in material processes and physical objects—in order to throw off apparent logic and open up a space for poetry, absurdity, humor, surprise and existential insight.
1st UC Davis South Asian Film Festival 01-20-2018 12:01 AM Vanderhoef Studio (Mondavi Center) ,
In Silence, the Secret Speaks: Performance by Seema Kohli Nov 06, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Della Davidson Studio, Nelson Hall,
Renowned Indian visual artist Seema Kohli will show case her video art followed by the performance “In Silence, the Secret Speaks” in collaboration with the students of Department of Theater and Dance at UC Davis. Seema Kohli has had over 30 solo shows worldwide and experiential performances at international art events such as the Venice Biennale (2015), TedEx Chennai (2013), WIN Conference Rome (2012), Prague (2013), and Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014/2016). Seema invites you into her own garden of earthly delights where unearthly beings are manifested and experience the sheer joy of creation of emergence from the depths of Hiranyagarbha Koham or The Golden Womb - the symbol of constant creation and evolution. Preceded by: The Other Self or Tatvamasi, which encourages us to see our own self in the other.
Public Lecture: The Politics of Secularism and Religion in France and Turkey Nov 02, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 176 Kerr Hall,
A public lecture by Murat Akan, Associate Professor at Boğaziçi University
Public Lecture: A Theology of Malcolm X: Protest Prayer, and the Stranger by Martin Nguyen Oct 19, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Wright Hall, Main Theatre,
Martin Nguyen, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Fairfield University delivers a public lecture: A Theology of Malcolm X: Protest Prayer, and the Stranger.
Amrinder Gill: South Asian Music Performance Oct 14, 2017 from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM Jackson Hall,
Mega popular Indian music performer will perform a live concert. He will perform songs from the recent hit film, “Lahoriye.”See http://www.amrindergill.co.uk/. Gill, an agriculture graduate and self-taught vocalist, is one the most recognizable voices in the Punjabi and South Asian music scene.
Opening Reception: Dr Debal Sen's Photography Exhibit - Forests, Rivers, and Mountains of South Asia Sep 29, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom B,
Wildlife and nature photography exhibit: Dr. Debal Sen from 09-29-2017 12:09 AM to 11-01-2017 12:11 AM
Photographer and Cardiologist Dr. Debal Sen, author of Wild Bengal, Panch Kedar and Once Upon a Time whose work has displayed in a number of national and international venues will be sharing his photo exhibit with UC Davis. Co-Sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Commission.
API & ME/SA Fall Welcome 2017 Sep 27, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM ARC Ballroom, UC Davis,
Save the date! September 27, 2017
Mesa Research Symposium 2017 Jun 01, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies are rapidly growing fields of research reflected in many disciplines –political science, psychology, comparative literature, anthropology, music, feminist and gender studies, sociology, art, and history. The ME/SA Research Symposium is an initiative of the Middle East/South Asia Studies program, and its’ Founding Director, Professor Suad Joseph (Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies) to create a space for students to engage with innovative research topics and build connections in their field of study.
Sacred Sound and the Affective Registers of World-Making: Sikhs in the Indian Ocean World May 16, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM Walter Buehler Alumni Center,
Sikh Musical Traditions and Performance: Public Lecture by Inderjit Kaur
Sikh Musical Traditions and Performance: Public Lecture by Inderjit Kaur May 08, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Inderjit Kaur, Music Lecturer at UC Berkeley on Sikh Musical Traditions and Performance
Pearling in the Indian Ocean: Public Lecture by Pedro Machado Apr 20, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 126 Voorhies Hall, UC Davis,
Pedro Machado, Professor of History at Indiana University on pearling in the Indian Ocean. Co-Sponsored by the Mellon Indian Ocean Initiative.
3rd Annual Research Symposium May 19, 2016 from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM MU II,
Hafla/Mela May 18, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM SCC Multipurpose Room,
HILT OR DOSA? May 02, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Social Science and Humanities 2203,
2016 South Asia by the Bay Graduate Student Conference from 04-22-2016 06:04 PM to 04-23-2016 10:04 PM UC Davis,
UCD, Student Conference
Fatal Attraction: Interest, Intimacy and Violence in Indian Political Thought. Apr 19, 2016 from 04:10 PM to 05:30 PM SSH 273,
India/South Asia Speakers Series
History Colloquium: Gandhi and the Great War Apr 18, 2016 from 12:10 PM to 01:30 PM SSH 273,
Making Minorities in the Late-Ottoman Period: Armenians and Kurds Mar 09, 2016 from 12:10 PM to 02:00 PM Voorhies 126,
Lecture, Professor Janet Klein
Dr. Maryam's Lecture Feb 17, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Social Sciences and Humanities 273,
Maryam, Lecture
IOW Speaker Series 2016 from 01-25-2016 04:01 PM to 04-22-2016 05:04 PM 126 Voorhies ,
Remembering Marginalized Histories: Shrines for Africans in Coastal Kerala, India Nov 23, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Social Science and Humanities Building Andrews Conference Room #2203 ,
"Write Down I am an Arab" Screening Nov 17, 2015 from 05:10 PM to 07:00 PM Olson 6,
Film Screening, comments by Radwan and Cohen
Borders, Rights, and Resistance Roundtable Nov 13, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center,
Guest Speakers, Domingues, Espinoza, Kiswani, Noyola, Pang, Tactaquin, Strierl
Final Solution Screening Oct 27, 2015 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM 2203 SS&H,
Film Screening, Director: Rakesh Sharma
"Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds" Mellon Research Initiative Symposium Oct 16, 2015 from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM 126 Voorhies,
Public Symposium, Co-Directors: Smriti Srinivas & Bettina Ng'weno