Punjab Research Group

“Punjab: Past, Present and Future,” Punjab Research Group Conference, 27 October, 2018 (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

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09.00- 09.15: Registration

09.15- 09.30: Welcome address: Prof. Pritam Singh, 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: Prof. Pritam Singh, 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 Candidate1 and Lecturer2
1. World History, Shanghai University, China and
2. 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

Registration: Please register for the event at http://www.punjabresearchgroup.eventbrite.com (or https://tinyurl.com/yb23pw2o)

PRG Conference Abstracts 27 October 2018<a

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