Punjab Research Group

“Punjab: Past, Present and Future,” Punjab Research Group Conference, 27 October, 2018

Posted in News/Information, PRG Meetings by Pippa on October 25, 2018


09.00- 09.15:        Registration

09.15- 09.30:         Welcome address: Pritam Singh, Visiting Professor, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford

09.30-11.15:         Session I     Religion and Punjab studies  Chair: Jaskiran Bhogal, PhD Candidate, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

09.30-09.55:         Punjab and Sind Bank and the Creation of Sikh Heritage Kanika Singh, Director, Centre for Writing & Communication, Ashoka University

09.55-10.20:         Referendum 2020: A view from Punjab Kiranpreet Kaur, PhD Student, Department of African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham

10.20-10.45:         The jama’at of Allah’s Friends: Maulana Allahyar’s reformist Movement and sacralising the space of the Armed Forces of Pakistan Saadia Sumbal, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Forman Christian College University Lahore

10.45-11.15:         Discussion

11.15-11.45:         Tea/Coffee Break

11.45-01.30:         Session II    Land reforms, rural economy, politics and governance Chair: Pritam Singh, Visiting Professor, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford                  

11.45-12.10:         Killing the two birds with one stone? Land Reforms as Power Sustenance and Peasants’ Suppression Tool in the West Punjab Mazhar Abbas, PhD Candidate (World History, Shanghai University, China) and and Lecturer (History and Pakistan Studies, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan)

12.10-12.35:         The Quality of Employment in Rural Non-Farm Sector of Punjab Anupama Uppal, Professor, Economics Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab – India

12.35-13.00:         Governing (In-) Security Practices in the Punjab Borderland 

Raphaela Kormoll, PhD Candidate, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University 

13.00-13.30:         Discussion

13.30-14.15:         Lunch Break

14.15-14.30:         Conference Announcements regarding Publications, Scholarships and Research Projects

14.30-16:15:         Session III Gender studies   Chair: Dr. Pippa Virdee, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, Leicester

14:30-14:55:         The role of East Punjabi women in textiles manufacturing – Sewing for success  Harminder Kaur Bhogal, Project Director of Community Education Academy of Leadership (CEAL), West Midlands, England

14:55-15:20:         Christian lenses, Christian goals: two centuries of western women’s reporting of Sikhs Eleanor Nesbitt, Professor Emeritus, Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick

15:20-15:45:   Women Freedom in Bahawalpur State and the Colonial Punjab, Samia Khalid, Assistant Professor at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan 

15.45- 16.15:        Discussion

16.15-16.45:         Tea/Coffee Break

16.45-17.20:         Session IV  History and art studies Chair: Professor Iftikhar H. Malik, Bath Spa University

 16.45-17.10:         Heer Waris Shah: A Meme of Punjabiyat Simple Kochar, PhD Candidate, Dept. of English, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

17.10-17.20:         Discussion   

17.20-17.40:         Deliberation on/Announcement of Best Presenter Award

17.40-18.00:         Vote of Thanks  Prof. Pritam Singh, Conference Director

Please register via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/punjab-past-present-and-future-punjab-research-group-conference-2018-tickets-46647517982 

PRG Conference Abstracts 27 October 2018

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