For almost two years Dr. Anna Caballe has used molecular biology...
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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Art exhibition19 - 09Feb MarBury Knowle Art Group - ReflectionsMonday 19 February - 10:00am to Friday 9 March - 7:00pm
Oxford Bury Knowle Art Group Winter Exhibition
A group of artists living in Headington came together to stage an exhibition in 1948 in Headington Library in Bury Knowle Park. It was a great success and a formal art group came into being adopting its present name. At present the Group has around 50 members and as well as exhibitions arranges monthly talks and demonstrations through the winter months which are open to everyone.Lectures and Seminars19 - 19Feb FebUnionisation in South India : the Independence decadesMonday 19 February -5:00pm to 6:30pm
We will meet to learn about and discuss the organisation of labour in South India (the Madras Presidency) during the decades surrounding Independence. Dr Karuna is expert on the formation of India's enormous informal economy and her talk will focus on the problems of, and opposition to, the unionisation of workers in the 'non-factory' economy i.e. in workshops, homes, bazaars etc.which still constitute most of India's 'firms'. All welcome.Courses and Workshops19 - 19Feb FebMeditationMonday 19 February -7:00pm to 8:00pm
Traditional Buddhist meditation. Practise regularly to change the quality of your life. Please notify Clive each week if planning to attend. To be continued next term.