CSAMES endorses the recent American Historical Association statement regarding the President's Executive Order provisionally barring refugees and visa-holders from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. The statement can be found here.
- “Spaces of Remembering the Armenian Genocide: Conference and Film Screening”
- 4/28/2017, All Day
- CSAMES Brown Bag Lecture: “Romance and Revolution in Bollywood Songs”
- 5/2/2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
News & Announcements
"Unbroken Glass" a film by Dinesh Sabu dealing with mental health issues
- Posted Sun, 16 Apr 2017 Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute offering 2017 summer language and study abroad programs
- Posted Wed, 05 Apr 2017 AIIS Book Prize: Announcing 2017 Recipients and Call for Submissions Item Title
- Posted Tue, 04 Apr 2017 Silva and Sinha Publish Cultural Landscapes of South Asia
- Posted Mon, 06 Mar 2017 New Director for CSAMES
- Posted Thu, 23 Feb 2017
The Arizona State University Critical Languages Institute is still accepting applications on a rolling basis, for its 2017 summer language and study abroad programs until May 10th.
CLI offers intensive courses in 10 critical languages and study-abroad programs in 6 locations. Participants earn 8--13 credits and cover a minimum of 2 semesters of material.
Participants pay a flat fee of $900 (plus study-abroad fees if applicable) instead of tuition.
For complete information, click here.
Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management, edited by Amita Sinha and Kapila D. Silva has been published by Routledge. It has chapters on six countries--Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka--of the region.
Dr. Sinha is a professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois and a CSAMES Affiliated Faculty member.
Hadi Esfahani, Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Illinois, is the new Director of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Esfahani is a distinguished scholar and educator in economics with a long and successful career at Illinois. He also was Director of the center from 2009 to 2011. Esfahani will succeed Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, who has served as Interim Director for the past year and a half. We sincerely appreciate Behrooz’s work for the center and his able leadership of its programs.
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Urvashi Butalia, Publisher and Co-Founder of Kali for Women and Founder of Zubaan Books, was the keynote speaker for CSAMES' Empire and Partitions Conference, Sept. 22-23, 2016. She gave a MillerComm lecture at Knight Auditorium, entitled Partition: Histories, Stories, Memories.
The imperial partitions of the twentieth century reverberate to the present, and inform contemporary insecurities of different regimes across the world. Present-day challenges to the postcolonial nationstate and its boundaries are often rooted in imperial partitions. Whether in Kashmir, Syria or Palestine, the legacies of partition form the everyday experiences of conflict and violence for millions of people. With these considerations in mind, CSAMES' Partitions conference explored the theme of partition and empire in global, comparative, and connective frames.
For details on Partitions speakers and topics, see the conference web site: http://publish.illinois.edu/partitionandempire/
This interview was conducted on the occasion of the publication of the Turkish editions of Asef Bayat’s Making Islam Democratic and Life as Politics (Stanford University Press, 2007 and 2013 respectively), and originally appeared in Cumhuriyet Kitap 1366 (21 April 2016): 14–15. It is a follow-up of their first public correspondence, “‘Our Revolution Is Civil’: An Interview with Asef Bayat on Revolt and Change in the Arab World,” that was published in The Hedgehog Review five years ago. Dr. Bayat is professor of Sociology at the Universit of Illinois.Ganga River Symposium 2015 examined the river's past and future
The Ganga (Ganges) River embodies the continuity of the Indic civilization, its religious ethos, and its rich cultural traditions. On October 9, 2015, CSAMES presented The Ganga (Ganges) River Symposium, which brought together presentations on the Ganga's multi-faceted heritage, threats to its sustenance, and planning initiatives to conserve it.
For full details on the symposium, click here
Middle East Expert Behrooz Ghamari-Tabriz discusses the view from Iran with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain: Click here for the story. Dr. Ghamari-Tabrizi is Interim Director of CSAMES.Updated List of Language Programs
Click http://www.csames.illinois.edu/resources/middleeastern/ and http://www.csames.illinois.edu/resources/southasian/ to see the CSAMES updated list of language programs.