Punjab Research Group

Punjab Research Group ‘Punjab: Past, Present, Future’ Punjab Research Group Conference, March 26, 2022 (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Posted in News/Information by rsmaan on March 23, 2022

DETAILED PROGRAMME
09.30- 09.45: Registration

09.45- 10.00: Welcome address: Pritam Singh, Prof Emeritus, Oxford Brookes University

10:00-11.05: Session I. Sikh studies
Chair: Prof. Gurnam Singh, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick

10.00-10.20: Application of Life Course Perspective: Understanding Panjab through Life Courses of Sikh Political Prisoners
Baljeet Kaur, Associate – Mitigation, Project39 A, National Law University Delhi, India

10.20-10.40: The Road to Empire: The Political Education of Khalsa Sikhs in the late 1600s
Satnam Singh, Independent researcher, Master of Arts (M.A) University of Copenhagen, and currently Senior Advisor to the Danish authorities in the prevention of honor-based violence against women.

10.40-11.05: Discussion

11.05-11.30: Tea/Coffee Break

11.30-12.35: Session II. Political Studies
Chair: Dr Pippa Virdee, Reader in Modern South Asian History, School of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

11.30-11.50: Punjab and the Politics of the 18th Constitutional Amendment in Pakistan
Salman Rafi, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Politics and International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

11.50-12.10: Collaboration, Resistance, and state surveillance in Punjab: Multan’s Role in ‘Munity’ of 1857
Sohail Khan, Visiting Scholar at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London

12.10-12.35: Discussion

12.40-13.00: Honouring of Late Dr Darshan Tatla with Lifetime Achievement Award

13.00-14.00: Lunch Break

14.00-15:35: Session III. Punjabiyat and culture
Chair: Dr Pargat Singh, Sikh Education Council, UK

14:00-14:20: Punjabiyat: An Emerging/reviving Phenomenon in Pakistani/west Punjab
Sadia Masood, PhD scholar at National Institute of Pakistan Studies, QAU, Islamabad

14:20-14:40: Sikhism and Covid-19: Ethics of community service and activism
Nadia Singh, Senior Lecturer Economics, Northumbria University, UK

14:40-15:00: Culture of Punjab in Gurdial Singh’s Parsa: Society and Tradition
Aarti Malhotra, Assistant professor in English, General Shivdev Singh Diwan Gurbachan Singh Khalsa College Patiala, Punjab, India

15.00-15:35: Discussion

15.35-16.00: Tea/Coffee Break

16.00-17.05: Session IV. Gender studies
Chair: Prof. Eleanor Nesbitt, Professor Emeritus, Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, Centre for Educational Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry

16.00-16.20: Medical knowledges and Embodied Identities in late colonial Punjab: The case of Punjabi Masculinity
Nikita Azad, PhD researcher in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at the University of Oxford

16.20-16.40: Incest Abuse: Stories of shame to be silenced or supported?
Supreet Dhiman, Director – Research & Projects, End Incest Trust, Chandigarh, India

16.40-17.05: Discussion

17:05-17.15: Deliberation on/Announcement of Best Presenter Award

17.15-17:20: Vote of Thanks
Professor Pritam Singh, Conference Director

Darshan Singh Tatla obituary (by Dr. Eleanor Nesbitt)

Posted in News/Information by rsmaan on August 9, 2021

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

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by rsmaan on August 14, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT

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

The Punjab Research Group has been hosting conferences at least twice a year since 1984 and was established as an inclusive and all-embracing forum to provide a platform for discussion and debate on issues pertaining to East and West Punjab as well as the Punjabi diaspora. During the past 35 years, the PRG has provided space for academics to interact with each other regardless of territorial or disciplinary boundaries. This is especially important given the often-strained relationship between India and Pakistan, which has prevented discussion and dialogue between scholars of East and West Punjab.

Our second conference for 2019 will be held as a one-day event on 26th October (Saturday) at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. We welcome submissions from scholars, academics, young researchers, journalists, artists, and activists for an inter-disciplinary discussion focusing on the theme of ‘Punjab: Past, Present and Future’.

Speakers are invited to give paper-presentations/performances that can cover a broad range of content, including, but not limited to: history, philosophy, politics, gender, religion, environmental studies, economics, diaspora issues, linguistics, literature, poetry, arts, and culture.

We particularly welcome proposals exploring the genesis of Punjab, intersections between the ‘3 Punjabs’, going beyond the 1947 borders: to deepen our perspective on the ‘connected histories’, and to envision interrelated futures, of the region.

Please submit an abstract (200 words) and a brief CV to Raj (RS Mann) at punjabresearchgroup@gmail.com by 30th August 2019. Submissions from grad/postgraduate students are encouraged. Best Presenter Award will be presented to a doctoral student whose presentation is judged to be the best from amongst all the full time doctoral student presentations. The Award includes cash and a certificate.

If you would like to register as a guest for this event, please book a ticket using our online form at (https://tinyurl.com/y3wejlgg). The registration fee is £30 per person which includes refreshments (tea/coffee/snacks) and a sandwich lunch. The registration fee is to be paid at the door only on the day of the event. Booking through eventbrite page is necessary as there are limited seats available.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford soon!

cfp: SOAS South Asia Institute and Punjab Research Group

Posted in PRG Meetings by Pippa on March 27, 2015

The Politics of the Social and Beyond: Hegemonies, Resistances, and Negotiations

Date: 27 June 2015 at 10:00 AM

Venue: B 104, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London

Call for Papers

A one-day workshop hosted by the SOAS South Asia Institute, University of London

“The Politics of the Social and Beyond: Hegemonies, Resistances, and Negotiations”.

The SOAS South Asia Institute (SSAI) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the next Punjab Research Group meeting in June. The SSAI welcomes this opportunity to host the bi-annual PRG meeting and is supporting a number of Punjab-related initiatives, including teaching and research as well as the hosting of a monthly poetry/study group Sangat: Dialog Punjab open to the public.

The realm of the social is often viewed primarily through relations and interactions which exist alongside or even in spite of wider political, historical and economic processes. This one-day workshop aims to bring together a number of papers which focus on the ways in which the social informs and is informed by these broader processes by focusing upon how domination, governance, resistance, and negotiation have taken place over time.

Paper presenters are invited to submit expressions of interest, titles, and abstracts of 200 words. While the theme is a broadly stated one on the politics of the social, this can be interpreted in a plethora of ways. The invitation to submit titles and abstracts is extended to all disciplines, and the intention is that the day will result in an inter-disciplinary dialogue.

This PRG meeting will be co-organised by Navtej Purewal (SOAS) and Pippa Virdee (De Montfort University).

Please send 200 word abstracts, titles, and expressions of interest by May 1st to ssai@soas.ac.uk.

Registration:

This workshop will charge a minimal fee towards lunch.

Further information: http://www.soas.ac.uk/south-asia-institute/events/

PRG Conference 27-28 June 2014, Coventry University – revised programme

Posted in Conferences, PRG Meetings by Pippa on June 11, 2014

As you know this year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Punjab Research Group. To celebrate this milestone we have teamed up with Dr Churnjeet Mahn, University of Surrey, and are planning a two-day conference at Coventry University. The conference will be supported by the AHRC project, ‘A Punjabi Palimpsest: Cultural Memory and Amnesia at the Aam Khas Bagh’. A website connected to the project can be found here: http://www.thegtroad.com.

Attached are all the details for the conference, including the programme and abstracts. If you would like to attend please complete the registration form and send this to me by Thursday 19 June. Please note that the programme for Saturday has been revised and extended.

Abstracts

PRG 27-28 June 2014

Useful Information

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