Wintersemester 2019/20

Contact: IndianHistory.CeMIS@sowi.uni-goettingen.de
Venue: CeMIS board room (2.112), Waldweg 26

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29.10.2019 – 16.00 – 18.00

Razak Khan (Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa, Erlangen University): Entanglements in the
Colony: Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in South Asia

Soheb Ur-Rahman Niazi (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, FU Berlin): Social
Stratification of Muslims at a Qasbah in Colonial India: The Production and Contestation of Social
Hierarchy at Amroha

05.11.2019 – 16.00 – 19.00

Rohan Dominic Mathews (Institut für Soziologie and CeMIS, Göttingen University): Dynamics of
Production and Labour: The Case of Building Construction

Priyanka Srivastava (Department of History, University of Massachusetts Amherst): Beyond the Industrial
Paradigm: Non-Factory and Service Labour in Bombay City in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century

Aardra Surendran (Centre for Study of Developing Societies, School of Development Studies, TISS
Mumbai): Technological Upgradation in the Indian Public Sector: Impacts on Labour Process and Labour

12.11.2019 – 16.00 – 18.00

Josefine Hoffmann (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Reading Representative Rhetoric: Bosch India in the
German Archive

Atem Lemtur (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Locating the ‘Porter Servant’ in the ‘Archiv des Deutschen

03.12.2019 – 16.00 – 19.00

Maria Framke: National Self-Assertion and Global Civil Society: Humanitarianism in Colonial British India
Svenja von Jan (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Non-elite, Subaltern, Lower Class - How to Productively
Categorize Socio-Economic Affiliation in South Asian Migration History

Vishal Singh Deo (Delhi University/CeMIS Göttingen): Playing Rent in the Khadar: The Construction of
Colonial Political Economy in the North West Provinces 1813-1860

Wednesday, 11.12.2019 - 18.15 – 19.45

Matthias van Rossum (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam): Local and global slaveries –
the Dutch East India Company empire and coerced labour in South and Southeast Asia, 1600-1800

07.01.2020 – 16.00 – 18.00

Mufsin Puthan Purayil (IIM Calcutta/(CeMIS, Göttingen University): Communitarian Ties as a Strategic
Economic Resource: A Study of Job Seeking and Mobility Among Kerala Emigrants

Catharina Hänsel (CeMIS, Göttingen University/Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa): Trusteeship and
Wages - Ahmedabad as a Site of Industrial Wage Policy in the Making

21.01.2020 – 16.00 – 19.00

Maria Pomohaci (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Cleaning up the City: Health, Hygiene and Sanitation
Workers in Late Colonial Calcutta

Saeed Ahmad (CeMIS, Göttingen University): Settlement & Placemaking: The Case of Jangpura-Bhogal,
Delhi (1920-47)

Debangana Baruah (TISS Mumbai/CeMIS, Göttingen University): Migration Amidst the Citizenship Crisis:
An Everyday Struggle of Bengali-Speaking Muslim Migrant Workers from Assam in South Mumbai

04.02.2020 – 16.00 – 19.00

Christian de Vito (Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn): Studying the Entanglements
Among Punishment, Labour and Dependency

Nabhojeet Sen (Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn): Punishment, Labour and
Dependency: Western India, c. 1720-1820

Michaela Dimmers (CeMIS, Göttingen University): How Does Labour Work? Prison Labour in Colonial

CeMIS Colloquium Winter Term 2019/20

Wednesdays 4.15pm – 5.45pm
CeMIS Board room, 2.112, 2nd floor
Waldweg 26, 37073 Göttingen (Map.)

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30 October
Uditi Sen, University of Nottingham
Forging Citizens from Refugees: Rehabilitation, Nation-Building, and Postcolonial Governmentalities

06 November
Deepankar Basu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Majoritarian Politics and Hate Crimes Against Religious
Minorities in India, 2009-2018

13 November
Antia Mato Bouzas, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO), Berlin
The Politics of Space and Belonging in the Kashmir

27 November
Priyanka Srivastava, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The ILO and the Quest to Improve Working-Class Lives in
Interwar Bombay

04 December
Kanchana N. Ruwanpura, University of Edinburgh / Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
(CeMIS/Development Economics )

Of Belt and Bombs: Reflective Notes on Rupturing China’s BRI
in Postwar Sri Lanka

11 December
Trina F. Vithayathil, Providence College
Counting Caste: Censuses, Politics and Castelessness in India

18 December
Ornit Shani, University of Haifa, Israel
The People and the Making of the Indian Constitution 1946-1950

15 January
Marzia Casolari, Universitá degli Studi di Torino, Italy
The Religion as a Pretext: The Non-Religious Root of Religious
Conflicts in South Asia

20 January, Monday
Prakash Kumar,Pennsylvania State University
Empire of Knowledge: American Missionary and Land Grant
Agrarianism in Colonial India

29 January
Alessandro Stanziani, EHESS/CNRS, Paris
Voice, Exit and the Law. Colonial Labor, End of the
18th Century - 1914

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