Modern South Asian History Research Seminar - Winter Semester 2020/21

Modern South Asian History Research Seminar

Winter Semester 2020/21

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17.11.2020: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Jana Tschurenev (CeMIS, Göttingen): Travelling pedagogical knowledge, rural pre-school education,
and the birth of the Anganwadi, 1920s-1970s

24.11.2020: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Maria Pomohaci (CeMIS, Göttingen): Refuse collectors, night-soil removers, street sweepers:
Calcutta Corporation’s ‘scavengers’ and their work

01.12.2020: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Camille Buat (CeMIS, Göttingen/Sciences-Po, Paris): A floating population? Trajectories of Hindustani
labour in colonial and post-colonial Eastern India

08.12.2020: 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Lukas Rosenberg (Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte,Göttingen): The plague in Malang. Epidemic disease and labour relations in the Dutch East Indies, c. 1909-14
Marlene Seyfried (Institut für Soziologie, Göttingen): Concerning women: Work and family life during industrialisation

11.12.2020: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Catharina Hänsel (CeMIS, Göttingen/Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa):“A relationship of father and sons" - The institutionalisation of wage negotiations in Ahmedabad

15.12.2020: 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Robert Rahman Raman (CeMIS, Göttingen): TBA
Zaen Alkazi (SOAS, London): Fauj, Paltan and Dal: Workers' Volunteer Corps and Class Struggle in Late Colonial Bombay, c. 1927-45

12.01.2021: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Josefine Hoffmann (CeMIS, Göttingen): The endurance of skill: Training and career at the Bosch-MICO factory

15.01.2021: 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Round table discussion: Labour, migration and citizenship during the Covid-19 pandemic in India

19.01.2021: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Reyazul Haque (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin): A witness to history: Production of images of India in GDR newsreels

26.01.2021: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Nabhojeet Sen (Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn): Coerced labour regime(s) in Western India: c. 1700-1818

02.02.2021: 2.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Atem Lemtur (CeMIS, Göttingen): Unpacking the expedition: Mountains as a place of work

09.02.2021: 2.15 pm – 4.15 pm
Karl Müller-Bahlke (Institut für Soziologie, Göttingen): Reproduction and the colonial state: The Bombay Labour Gazette in the 1920s
Rohan Mathews (Institut für Soziologie and CeMIS, Göttingen): Statute and case law: The predicament of labour law in India

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discussion after each presentation. Please note that the meeting will be locked 15 minutes
after it has started. Thank you for your understanding.