Kommende arrangementer

Tid og sted: 9. mai. 2016 14:15 - 16:00, P.A. Munchs hus, seminarrom 11

Guest lecture with Syed Akbar Hyder

 

Tid og sted: 12. mai. 2016 16:15 - 18:00, P. A. Munchs hus, seminarrom 1

Talk by Aike P. Rots, associate professor of Japan Studies, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. Open for all.

Tid og sted: 13. mai. 2016 12:15 - 14:00, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 4

A seminar with Arik Sadan, Tel Aviv University.

Free admission and open for all.

Tid og sted: 13. mai. 2016 13:15 - 16:00, P.A.Munchs Hus, 1st floor, seminarrom 15

Syed Akbar Hyder (Uni. of Texas Austin):  ”Blasphemy laws” and Urdu aesthetics in the Pakistan

Heinz Warner Wessler (Uni. Uppsala): Dalit discourses on religion and secularism: From Dr. Ambedkar to the revival of the Ajivikas

Tid og sted: 19. mai. 2016 10:15 - 13:00, PAM seminarrom 7

Double lecture

 

Christopher Pinney, University College London

Revisiting Camera Indica: Popular Photography in the 21st Century

 

Susan Bean, American Institute of Indian Studies

Down and Dirty in Western India: How Clay Reshapes Cosmos and Polity

Tid og sted: 20. mai. 2016 09:15, auditorium 3, Helga Engs hus, Blindern

M.phil. Moumita Sen ved Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Clay-modelling in West Bengal: Between art, religion and politics

Tid og sted: 23. mai. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, P.A.Munchs Hus Seminarrom 11

Talk by Arnab Banerji (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles)

Teyyam, the ritual dance theatre from Northern Kerala, celebrates blasphemy and transgression. The dancers, festival organizers and sponsors belong to the various sub strata of the Brahminical Shudra caste category. Dancers, known as Kolakkarans enter into a trance to invoke deities who stand in direct contradiction to Brahminical Hinduism. Deities like Pottan and Vishnumurti are believed to be caste members who were killed by upper caste affiliates because they questioned and threatened caste categories and boundaries. And yet in an interesting instance of religious, social, and cultural superimposition the teyyam deities have been systematically coopted by Brahminical Hinduism. In the process narratives describing caste atrocities and demanding social reform have been replaced with paeans honoring Brahminical gods.

In this paper, I will present an overview of teyyam, its history, and some examples of Brahminical cooption from the teyyam repertoire. In doing so I want to address and add to the contemporary conversation around the erasure of subaltern history and suppression of Dalit voices in Brahminical discourse. I will also briefly address the Communist Party’s use of teyyam as a tool for election propaganda and the merits and demerits of this political appropriation.  

 

Tid og sted: 23. mai. 2016 11:15 - 13:00, P.A.Munchs Hus, 1st floor, seminarrom 11

Talk by Arnab Banerji (Loyola Marymount University)

Teyyam, the ritual dance theatre from Northern Kerala, celebrates blasphemy and transgression. The dancers, festival organizers and sponsors belong to the various sub strata of the Brahminical Shudra caste category. Dancers, known as Kolakkarans enter into a trance to invoke deities who stand in direct contradiction to Brahminical Hinduism. Deities like Pottan and Vishnumurti are believed to be caste members who were killed by upper caste affiliates because they questioned and threatened caste categories and boundaries. And yet in an interesting instance of religious, social, and cultural superimposition the teyyam deities have been systematically coopted by Brahminical Hinduism. In the process narratives describing caste atrocities and demanding social reform have been replaced with paeans honoring Brahminical gods.

In this paper, I will present an overview of teyyam, its history, and some examples of Brahminical cooption from the teyyam repertoire. In doing so I want to address and add to the contemporary conversation around the erasure of subaltern history and suppression of Dalit voices in Brahminical discourse. I will also briefly address the Communist Party’s use of teyyam as a tool for election propaganda and the merits and demerits of this political appropriation.  

Tid og sted: 24. mai. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, PAM 489

The interdisciplinary PhD research seminar is intended to familiarize the candidates with different methodological and theoretical approaches and to reflect on the choices made.

The seminar is a component of the doctoral studies offered to research fellows at IKOS.

The language of the seminar is English unless otherwise stated.

Program and reading list

Tid og sted: 26. mai. 2016 12:15 - 13:15, Niels Treschows hus, 12th floor

This seminar features the changing practices and meanings of motorised mobility in Vietnam’s capitalist transition. Open for all.

Tid og sted: 26. mai. 2016 13:00, Auditorium 5, Eilert Sundts hus, Blindern

Cand.philol. Siv Ringdal ved Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden philosophiae doctor (ph.d.): Kroppens transformasjoner blant unge Agder-kvinner i New York i perioden 1945-1965

Tid og sted: 27. mai. 2016 12:15 - 14:00, Eilert Sundts hus Aud. 5

A seminar with Monika Lindbekk, UiO.

Free admission and open for all.

Tid: 30. mai. 2016 - 4. jun. 2016

12th bi-annual meeting of the European Association for Modern Arabic Literature (EURAMAL), 30 May - 04 June, 2016. The conference will take place in Georg Sverdrups Hus, University of Oslo. For more information see: https://euramal12th.wordpress.com/ .

Tid og sted: 31. mai. 2016 10:15 - 12:00, PAM 489

The interdisciplinary PhD research seminar is intended to familiarize the candidates with different methodological and theoretical approaches and to reflect on the choices made.

The seminar is a component of the doctoral studies offered to research fellows at IKOS.

The language of the seminar is English unless otherwise stated.

Program and reading list

Tid og sted: 6. jun. 2016 14:15, PAM 425

Tema for NFS Nettverksmøte 6.juni er skillingstrykk som forskningsmateriale 

- Lett servering. Hold av dagen, mer informasjon kommer

Tid og sted: 7. jun. 2016 09:15 - 15:00, PAM 389

Et heldags avhandlingsseminar for alle PhD-kandidater på IKOS. Formatet på seminaret er presirkulert paper på maksimum 20 sider, med en muntlig introduksjon på om lag 10 minutter. Det utnevnes en opponent for hvert paper.

Tid og sted: 10. jun. 2016 08:30 - 16:30, Helga Engs hus: Auditorium 3

The conference marks the end of the New Middle East project (NEWME) that started in 2012. NEWME has studied political and ideological trends in the Middle East at a time when old patriarchal and autocratic structures in the region have crumbled. Two main topics will be addressed at the conference by panels composed of NEWME researchers and leading international Middle East experts. The first topic addresses the current status of democracy and political Islam in the Middle East. The second addresses political implications of the challenges to patriarchal structures (gender and age hierarchies) in the region. ​

Tid og sted: 14. jun. 2016 09:15, auditorium 3, Helga Engs hus, Blindern

Master Jon Nordenson ved Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.d.): Online Activism in Egypt and Kuwait: Counterpublicness and Democratization in Authoritarian Contexts