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Modern South Asian History Research Seminar

October 2019 @ 16:00 - February 2020 @ 19:00

Modern South Asian History Research Seminar

Wintersemester 2019/20

Contact: Indian History.CeMIS@sowi.uni-goettingen.de
Venue: CeMIS board room (2.112), Waldweg 26


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29.10.2019 – 16.00 – 18.00

Razak Khan (Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa, Erlangen University): Entanglements in the
Colony: Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in South Asia

Soheb Ur-Rahman Niazi (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, FU Berlin): Social
Stratification of Muslims at a Qasbah in Colonial India: The Production and Contestation of Social
Hierarchy at Amroha

05.11.2019 – 16.00 – 19.00

Rohan Dominic Mathews (Institut für Soziologie and CeMIS, Göttingen University): Dynamics of
Production and Labour: The Case of Building Construction

Priyanka Srivastava (Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst): Beyond the Industrial
Paradigm: Non-Factory and Service Labour in Bombay City in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century

Aardra Surendran (Centre for Study of Developing Societies, School of Development Studies, TISS
Mumbai): Technological Upgradation in the Indian Public Sector: Impacts on Labour Process and Labour

12.11.2019 – 16.00 – 18.00

Josefine Hoffmann (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Reading Representative Rhetoric: Bosch India in the
German Archive

Atem Lemtur (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Locating the ‘Porter Servant’ in the ‘Archiv des Deutschen

03.12.2019 – 16.00 – 19.00

Maria Framke: National Self-Assertion and Global Civil Society: Humanitarianism in Colonial British India
Svenja von Jan (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Non-elite, Subaltern, Lower Class – How to Productively
Categorize Socio-Economic Affiliation in South Asian Migration History

Vishal Singh Deo (Delhi University/CeMIS Göttingen): Playing Rent in the Khadar: The Construction of
Colonial Political Economy in the North West Provinces 1813-1860

Wednesday, 11.12.2019 – 18.15 – 19.45

Matthias van Rossum (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam): Local and global slaveries –
the Dutch East India Company empire and coerced labour in South and Southeast Asia, 1600-1800

07.01.2020 – 16.00 – 18.00

Mufsin Puthan Purayil (IIM Calcutta/(CeMIS, Göttingen University): Communitarian Ties as a Strategic
Economic Resource: A Study of Job Seeking and Mobility Among Kerala Emigrants

Catharina Hänsel (CeMIS, Göttingen University/Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa): Trusteeship and
Wages – Ahmedabad as a Site of Industrial Wage Policy in the Making

21.01.2020 – 16.00 – 19.00

Maria Pomohaci (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Cleaning up the City: Health, Hygiene and Sanitation
Workers in Late Colonial Calcutta

Saeed Ahmad (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Settlement & Placemaking: The Case of Jangpura-Bhogal,
Delhi (1920-47)

Debangana Baruah (TISS Mumbai/CeMIS, Göttingen University): Migration Amidst the Citizenship Crisis:
An Everyday Struggle of Bengali-Speaking Muslim Migrant Workers from Assam in South Mumbai

04.02.2020 – 16.00 – 19.00

Christian de Vito (Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn): Studying the Entanglements
Among Punishment, Labour and Dependency

Nabhojeet Sen (Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn): Punishment, Labour and
Dependency: Western India, c. 1720-1820

Michaela Dimmers (CeMIS, Göttingen University): How Does Labour Work? Prison Labour in Colonial






October 2019 @ 16:00
February 2020 @ 19:00
Event Category:


Indian History


Waldweg 26, 2.112
Waldweg 26
37073 Göttingen, niedersachsen 37073 Germany
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