Punjab Research Group

Journal of Punjab Studies Spring-Fall 2008 Vol 15, Nos. 1&2

Posted in Journal of Punjab Studies by Pippa on January 25, 2009

Table of Contents

Gurinder Singh Mann           Editorial                                                                   

                                                                                                                               

Part I.                                   Guru Gobind Singh: Life and Legacy                  

J.S. Grewal                          Guru Gobind Singh: Life and Mission                       

Indu Banga                           Raj-Khalsa: Ideology and Praxis                               

Reeta Grewal                       Anandpur: The City of Guru Gobind Singh               

                                                                                                                               

Part II.                                  Writings Around 1700                                             

Ami P. Shah                         Liturgical Compositions in the Dasam Granth         

John Stratton Hawley           Shabad Hazare                                                         

Christopher Shackle            Zafarnama                                                                

Ami P. Shah                         Ugradanti and the Rise of the Tisar Panth               

John Stratton Hawley & Gurinder Singh Mann                                                       Mirabai in the Pothi Prem Ambodh                                            

                                                                                                                               

Part III.                                 Additional Reference Materials                            

Gurinder Singh Mann           Sources for the Study of Guru Gobind Singh’s Life and Times  

Gurinder Singh Mann           Facsimiles of Core Compositions in the Earliest Manuscripts of the Dasam Granth  

 

Further details: http://www.global.ucsb.edu/punjab/jps_vol_15.html

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The 14th International Migration Conference, Copenhagen

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

September 14-18, 2009

The International Metropolis Project (www.international.metropolis.net) is a forum that bridges research, policy and practice on migration and diversity. The project aims to enhance academic research capacity, encourage policy-relevant research on migration and diversity issues, and facilitate the use of that research by governments and non-government organisations.Denmark.January 30, 2009)
Workshop Proposals (Due by
March 2, 2009)

The theme of this year’s conference is “Migration and Mobility – National Responses to Cultural Diversity.” The conference will be held in Copenhagen between the 14th and 18th of September 2009, and is expected to attract between 800 and 1000 delegates for high-level plenary sessions, a comprehensive study tour program and more than 60 concurrent workshops. The conferences are an opportunity for delegates – both expert and novice – to discuss critical issues, identify research and policy gaps, compare international experiences and build the Metropolis network.

The 14th International Metropolis Conference 2009 is organised by the Academy for Migration Studies in

Individual Paper Proposals (Due by

 

For more information about the 14th International Metropolis conference, we invite you to visit http://www.metropolis2009.org/. Please note that the plenary programme is in draft format and will change.

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Musafer – Sikhi is Travelling – A Documentary

Posted in Film, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

 

A film by Michael Nijhawan & Khushwant Singh Edited by Celeste Diamos

 

Musafer is a digital, 4:3 format independent documentary film that has been shot in Frankfurt, Paris, London and San Francisco between 2003 and 2008. The film portrays the interconnected life of a younger generation of diasporic Sikhs by giving emphasis to their artistic expressions and in-depth conversations about the meaning of Sikhi in times of political upheaval and social uncertainty. Musafer does not attempt to portray the Sikh tradition in its multifaceted forms, but instead sheds a light on the inner and outer journeys of particular individuals, their homing desires, as well as their boundary crossing endeavors

http://www.musaferthefilm.com/

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Professor in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Malmo University

Posted in News/Information, Vacancies by Pippa on January 25, 2009

Last date of application: 2009-03-01

Malmo University
Malmo University offers 90 programmes and 500 courses. Most of our programmes are vocational and interdisciplinary, especially our multidisciplinary research programmes. We are committed to diversity in employment and take a critical approach to knowledge and the impact of globalisation. Malmo University has 21,000 students and is the eighth largest tertiary institution in Sweden.
Culture and society
Culture and society is a multidisciplinary field of education and research that encompasses the following four departments: Global Political Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Art, Culture & Communication (K3) and Urban Studies. The Faculty also includes a Centre for Widening Participation.
Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations
IMER is a multidisciplinary subject area that considers the fundamental global processes within society and the concrete and ever-changing consequences they have on society and individuals from a migration perspective. Within the IMER field of research, we focus on the causes and effects of migration at international level and on the consequences of migration in the form of integration and segregation related issues at national level. We lecture and research questions such as migration, ethnicity and integration. 

For general information concerning the department IMER, its field of research and education offered, see http://www.mah.se/

 

 

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Forced Journeys: Artists in Exile in Britain c1933 – 45

Posted in Events, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

20 January – 19 April

45 The Ben Uri Gallery, 108a Boundary Road, London, NW8 0RH, England

This exhibition will survey more than 80 works by over 20 artists exiled to this country; those included will range from the more established Adler, Meidner, Schwitters  and Uhlman to the less known Eisenmayer, Mayer-Marton and Frankfurther.  The exhibition is held in conjunction with, and as part of, the Courtauld Institute’s new MA course led by Dr Shulamith Behr and Visiting Professor Sander Gilman of Emory University, Atlanta USA.

http://www.benuri.org.uk/Forthcoming.htm

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/exh_gfx_en/ART63166.html

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AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme / CRONEM Conference 2009

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM), University of Surrey / Roehampton University, UK
Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions University of Surrey, Guildford, Uk
11-12 June 2009

‘Diasporas, migration and identities http://www.diasporas.ac.uk has been the subject of a major national research programme funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK since 2005. Its central concerns have also been at the heart of the work of the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM). The aim of this international conference is to examine the past and present impact of diasporas and migration on nation, community, identity and subjectivity, culture and the imagination, place and space, emotion, politics, law and values.

Confirmed speakers:
–  Ien Ang, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of West Sydney, Australia
–  Robin Cohen, Professor of Development Sociology, University of Oxford / Honorary Professor at the University of Warwick, UK
–  Peggy Levitt, Associate Professor, Wellesley College, USA
– Ato Quayson, Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada

We invite abstracts that address the following themes in the UK and beyond:
– Migration, settlement and diaspora: modes, stages and forms
– Representation, performance, discourse and language
– Subjectivity, emotion and identity
– Objects, practices and places
– Beliefs, values and laws
– The role of youth in relationship to diasporas, migration and identities
– Diasporic economics and labour markets
– The recognition of multiple origins and mixedness
– The politics of immigration and integration
– Public opinion and public policy
– Ethnic identity politics

For more registration and submission forms,  please visit http://www.surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM/index.htm

The closing date for abstracts is 2 February 2009.

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Call for Papers – Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

“Effects of migration on demographic change and population composition in Europe”

In December 2008, the Vienna Institute of Demography held its annual conference focusing on the effects of migration on population structures in Europe. We are pleased to inform you that the Editorial Board of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research decided to produce a special issue of the Yearbook dedicated to the topic of this conference, which, however, will not be limited to papers presented at the conference.Oxford University and Dalkhat Ediev from the Vienna Institute of Demography kindly agreed to serve as guest editors for this special issue.Europe” planned to be published in 2009.15 April 2009. Please send your paper and enquiries to populationyearbook@oeaw.ac.at

David Coleman from

We invite you to submit a paper to the Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research “Effects of migration on demographic change and population composition in

Submissions must meet the requirements of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research  (http://www.oeaw.ac.at/vid/download/Guidelines_for_Authors.pdf). The deadline for submissions is

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SAMAJ – South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal

Posted in Academic Journals, Articles, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

SAMAJ is pleased to announce the publication of its latest yearly Special Issue on  ”’Outraged Communities’: Comparative Perspectives on the Politicization of Emotions in South Asia”, with articles by Nosheen Ali, Amélie Blom, Thomas Blom Hansen, Pierre Centlivres, Christophe Jaffrelot, Nicolas Jaoul, Ali Riaz, Charlène Simon and Lionel Baixas.

 

This issue is accessible in full at: http://samaj.revues.org/sommaire234.html

The next issue, edited by Balveer Arora, Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal  and Gilles Verniers, will be devoted to “Indian Elections 2009: Perspectives from the States”.

 

SAMAJ also features free-subject articles, such as our latest one: ‘Questioning the Role of the Indian Administrative Service in National Integration’ (Dalel Benbabaali).

 

SAMAJ is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, on-line journal, devoted to social science studies on South Asia. For more information, please visit our website http://samaj.revues.org/

 

SAMAJ Editorial Board

(Nosheen Ali, Luc Bellon, Amélie Blom, Miniya Chatterji, Jérémie Codron, Gilles Dorronsoro, Nicolas Jaoul, Loraine Kennedy, Aminah Mohammad-Arif, Christine Moliner, Mariam Mufti, Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal and Ingrid Therwath)

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RGS/IBG Annual Conference – Call for Papers

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

Uma Kothari (University of Manchester) and Richard Phillips (University of Liverpool) invite abstracts for a session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Manchester, 26th-28th August 2009:

 

Colonial Imaginaries and Postcolonial Transformations

The aims of this session are to demonstrate contemporary forms of agency by subaltern groups that attempt to transform, subvert, challenge and rework colonial representations albeit in the context of ongoing articulations of a colonial imagination.

Colonial discourse has been central to the construction of non-western people as legitimate subjects of colonial rule, passive counterparts to the active, civilised westerners who are conversely represented as natural imperial overlords.

Geographical imagination is central to this discursive logic, with geographical media such as exploration, adventure and travel being routinely deployed in the construction of western superiority, through representations of civilised, self-possessed, humanised and active subjects.

However, despite a proliferation of research on the power of colonial and specifically geographical imagination, much less attention has been paid to the contestation of this discourse, particularly by the colonial and would-be colonial subjects who are rendered passive and anonymous through this discourse.

This agency is rarely acknowledged with the West, which is portrayed from within as the originating site of the production of knowledge, ideas and history while those in and of the ‘Third World’, with limited self-determination, are perceived primarily as the receiver of these influences.

Building on Said’s notion of `imaginary geographies’, concerned with how spaces are perceived, represented and interpreted through a colonial discourse, and how these problematically construct ideas and images of other people, we invite contributions that examine the various ways in which colonial imaginations of the past and their current manifestations are being contested and reconfigured, particularly through geographical media and imaginative forms.

 

Please send abstracts (200 words) to Uma Kothari (uma.kothari@manchester.ac.uk) or Richard Phillips (richard.phillips@liverpool.ac.uk) by 18 February 2009.

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South Asian Studies for young scholars – August 17-19, 2009

Posted in Conferences, New Publications by Pippa on January 25, 2009

On August 17 -19, 2009, the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) organizes a three day long Nordic multidisciplinary conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars. The conference will take place at Falsterbo conference retreat outside Malmö in the southern part of Sweden.

 

The aim of the Nordic Conference on South Asian Studies for Young Scholars is to gather master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and other junior scholars in the Nordic countries (including Denmark, Finland , Iceland , Norway and Sweden) who focus on South Asia in their research studies. The conference will provide an opportunity for young scholars to present their future and ongoing research projects, establish contacts with colleagues in the Nordic countries, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of career planning and conducting research in South Asian Studies. The conference will also give young scholars a chance to learn about ongoing Nordic network activities in South Asian Studies and together with senior colleagues discuss important issues related to funding, publication, academic networking, teaching and practical implications of conducting research in the South Asian region.

 

The conference is open for master students, doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines who have research interest in the South Asian Studies and are affiliated to universities in the Nordic countries. The working language of the conference is English.

 

Keynote speakers

Prof. Vinayak Chaturvedi, University of California Irvine

Prof. Pamela Price, Oslo University

Dr. Mirja Juntunen, Nordic Center in India

Editor Teddy Primack, Academic Documents Associates  

The deadline for registration is May 15, 2009

For more information, contact the planning committee at: contact@sasnetconference.se

For full details: http://www.sasnetconference.se/ 

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Religion and Globalization in Asia: Prospects, Patterns, and Problems for the Coming Decade

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

March 13 & 14, 2009 University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Campus
Presented by The Kiriyama Chair for Pacific Rim Studies at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim

Join us in beautiful San Francisco as keynote speakers Mark Juergensmeyer (UC Santa Barbara), Saskia Sassen (Columbia), Nayan Chanda (Yale)-and nine other presenters — explore the dynamics of globalizing forces on the established and emerging religions of South and East Asia.

One of our central concerns will be to understand “the dialectical tension of codependence and codeterminism between religion and globalization.” How do communication technologies, capital flows, security issues, transnationalism, immigration and migration, and identity politics contribute to social conditions in which some kinds of religious belief and practice prosper and proliferate, while others are adversely affected?

Conference Description:
Few scholars or policy makers twenty years ago could have imagined that the first decades of the 21st century would be a time of explosive and wide-spread religiosity. As modernity progressed and societies became more secular and democratic, religion was supposed to loosen its hold on the ways men and women envisioned their place in the world. On the contrary, the dynamics of globalization-such as communication technologies, immigration and migration, capital flows, transnationalism, and identity politics-have contributed to social conditions in which religious belief and practice not only survive but prosper and proliferate.

Please visit the conference website: http://www.pacificrim.usfca.edu/religionandglobalization.html  

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Allama Mashraqi – Book Manuscript Submissions Invited

Posted in News/Information, Research by Pippa on January 25, 2009

1) Authors working on well researched and high quality manuscript(s) in English on Allama Inayatullah Khan Al-Mashriqi and/or the Khaksar Movement (also known as Khaksar Tehrik) are invited to submit their works for review by a publication house. While relevant works typically target the adult audience, works that are intended for children, teenagers, or adolescents will also be considered. If accepted, the book(s) will be printed and published in the USA and shall be available for global sale to the mainstream, libraries, research institutes, etc.

Visit the following web site for more details:

http://www.allamamashraqi.com/manuscriptsubmission.html 

2) Authors working on well researched and high quality manuscript(s) in English on Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan (a world renowned social scientist and a pioneer of microcredit and microfinance schemes) are invited to submit their works for review by a publication house. While relevant works typically target the adult audience, works that are intended for children, teenagers, or adolescents will also be considered. If accepted, the book(s) will be printed and published in the USA and shall be available for global sale to the mainstream, libraries, research institutes, etc.

 

Visit the following web site for more details: http://www.allamamashraqi.com/home.html

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