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South Asia Research Cluster (SARC)
South Asia contains one-fifth of the world’s population and is a key to planetary social development in the twenty-first century.
India is the world’s largest democracy, an economic and nuclear power, and home to dizzying cultural, religious, and linguistic richness that has made it a laboratory for ideas in social science and humanities.
The South Asia Research Cluster at Wolfson is the natural home for the study of South Asia in Oxford, with a wealth of S. Asia scholars and a truly interdisciplinary approach.
SARC’s strong association with the Contemporary South Asian Studies programme sees it host a stream of international conferences, a contemporary South Asian film series, panels and round tables, book readings, debates and lectures from distinguished visiting scholars and figures in public life. From 2014 the college has hosted the Safraz Lecture on Pakistan, and an increasing diversity of activities from around the SARC region – see the annual report for 2014-15.
Graduate-student-led research workshops have been developed and supported by the cluster. Applications for seed funds of up to £750 are welcome before the deadline of January 1 2016. Contact Barbara Harriss-White.
At Wolfson, the many students and researchers from South Asia contribute to larger conversations on research in their home regions, opening up possibilities for intellectual exchange and cooperation.
The SARC Related Publications page provides a list of works relevant to the study of South Asia, some of which are written by SARC members or speakers at SARC events.
Contact Matthew McCartney to have your name added to the circulation list.
|Get involved: South Asia Work in Progress Roundtables|
SARC at Wolfson
|Nick Allen||Lucia Michelutti|
|Imre Bangha||Bob Parkin|
|Marcus Banks||Kaveri Qureshi|
|Elleke Boehmer||Nikita Sud|
|David Gellner||Kate Sullivan|
|Barbara Harriss-White||Mohammad Talib|
|Matthew McCartney||Research Students|
The Wolfson South Asia Research Cluster holds an informal lunch meeting on the first Wednesday of each month during term-time. Lunch is on a pay-yourself basis and anyone with an interest in research on South Asia is very welcome to join us in Hall at 12:45pm. For more details contact Matthew McCartney.
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Courses and Workshops22 - 22Jun JunChina’s One Belt One Road and its implications for South AsiaFriday 22 June - 10:00am to 6:00pm
China’s $800 bn investment in land communications (the belt) and sea routes (the road) is perhaps the biggest infrastructure project the world has ever seen. It will have impacts on transport and trade, on industrial competitiveness and market access, on development finance and debt, on geopolitical and military relations.Parties and Dinners23 - 23Jun JunThe Wolfson Gaudy and Syme Legacy Society Lunch (by invite only)Saturday 23 June - 12:30pm to 3:00pm
We would be delighted if you could join us for the Annual Gaudy and Syme Legacy Society Summer Lunch taking place on Saturday, 23 June to welcome our new President Mr Tim Hitchens CMG LVO to Wolfson. We will announce the schedule of the day in due course. Please note this event is by invitation only.Concert and Plays24 - 24Jun JunWolfson College Choir - Summer ConcertSunday 24 June - 5:00pm
The Wolfson College Choir will have its summer concert on Sunday the 24th of June at 5 pm in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium. The choir will be joined by the Thame Children’s Choir. Come and join us for an afternoon of music. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.