Punjab Research Group

Punjab Research Group ‘Punjab: Past, Present, Future’ Punjab Research Group Conference, October 26, 2019 (Wolfson College, Oxford)

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09.00- 09.15: Registration

09.15- 09.20: Welcome address: Professor Pritam Singh, Visiting Scholar, Wolfson College, Oxford

09.20-10.50: Session I. Religion, ecology and culture
Chair: Prof. Pritam Singh
09.20-09.40: Reconstructing power? Male middle-class anxieties in a changing Pakistan
Cecilie Mueenuddin, University of Oxford, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

09.40-10.00: Ecological Concerns in Select Punjabi Fiction
Sumandeep Kaur, Research Scholar, Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab – India

10.00-10.20: The Political Philosophy of Guru Nanak and Its Contemporary Relevance
Sujinder Singh Sangha Dr., Former Principal & CEO Stockton Riverside College, UK

10.20-10.50: Discussion

10.50-11.10: Tea/Coffee Break

11.10-12.40: Session II. Gender studies
Chair: Dr. Karima Brooke, Artist, Poet and Associate Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University

11.10-11.30: Feminist reflections in contemporary Punjabi cinema
Avneet Kaur Bhatia, Phd Scholar Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad Haryana India

11.30-11.50: Helena Blavatsky, Dorothy Field and Annie Besant: Theosophy’s role in introducing Sikhism to the West
Eleanor Nesbitt, Professor Emeritus, Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, Centre for Educational Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry

11.50-12.10: Identity and Empowerment Patterns among Sikh women in the UK
Monika Gupta, Research Scholar, PHD, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi and Commonwealth Fellow, Visiting Research Student, SOAS, University of London

12.10-12.40: Discussion

12.40-13.10: Introduction with the attendees and group photo
13.15-14.00: Lunch Break
14.15-14.30: Conference Announcements regarding Publications, Scholarships and Research Projects

14.30-16:00: Session III. Development and health studies
Chair: Prof. Eleanor Nesbitt

14:30-14:50: Changing Pattern of Diseases and Public Health Care in Indian Punjab
Gurjeet Kaur, Ph.D Scholar, Department of Economics, Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab, India

14:50-15:10: Bleeding in the Time of Empire: Punjabi Women and the Medicalisation of Menstruation
Nikita Arora, MSc History of Science Medicine and Technology, University of Oxford

15:10-15:30: Combatting Extremism through Punjabi Folklore
Dr. Munir Gujjar, Department of Urdu & Oriental Languages, University of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan

15.30- 16.00: Discussion

16.00-16.30: Tea/Coffee Break

16.30-18.00: Session IV. Exploring fault lines: new and old
Chair: Gurnam Singh, Associate Professor of Equity of Attainment, Coventry University and Visiting Fellow in Race and Education, University of the Arts, London.

16.30-16.50: Exploring Oral Histories of Female Diasporic Voices on 1984
Poonam Sandhu, MSc student in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford

16.50-17.10: Punjab falling apart: crossing the river of fire
Dr. Saima Iram, Professor of Urdu literature, Government College University, Lahore and currently associated with The School of Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University, Oxford

17.10-17.30: Punjab’s Scavenger tribe and the third coming of Christianity, 1860-1930
Abraham Akhter Murad, Masters by Research Student
Royal Holloway, University of London

17.30-18.00: Discussion

18:00-18.15: Deliberation on/Announcement of Best Presenter Award

18.15-18:20: Vote of Thanks
Professor Pritam Singh, Conference Director

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