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Friday, October 30, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
1080 Foreign Languages Building
707 S. Mathews, Urbana

Ganga River Conference

Friday, October 9, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
ACES Library Heritage Room

News & Announcements


CSAMES receives two-year grant (Oct.1, 2014-Sept. 31, 2016) from the U.S. Department of Education’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language program to promote South Asian studies on our campus.

To read about the new grant, click here.

Posted Thu, 14 May 2015

New Book by Dr. Kenneth Cuno featured on Jadaliyya Blog

A new book by Dr. Kenneth Cuno has been featured on the Jadaliyya blog.  The book, Modernizing Marriage Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt (2015), takes up a fundamental question for political, social, legal, and cultural history: how did we become moderns? 

Dr. Cuno is Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois and CSAMES-affiliated faculty.

Posted Wed, 13 May 2015

CSAMES-affiliated Faculty win Sheth Award

Two CSAMES-affiliated faculty members have won the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement: Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Dr. Mohammad Babadoost, Professor of Crop Sciences.

"The work that these two scholars have done is tremendously important, and we are proud to call them our colleagues. Please join me in congratulating Professors Kalita and Babadoost on this award, which recognizes the international significance of their endeavors," said Dr. Valerie Hoffman, CSAMES Director.

For more information, click here.


Posted Wed, 25 Mar 2015

CSAMES affiliate Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Assistant Professor of Comparative and World Literature and of Religion, publishes new book

 For more information, click here.

Posted Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Asef Bayat, Professor of Sociology, Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, has published an article titled “Revolution and Despair” in Mada Masr

Posted Thu, 08 Jan 2015

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