CeMIS Events


CeMIS Colloquium Summer Semester 2019

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

Download the programme here.


08 May
Nicolas Jaoul, EHESS Paris
Sangharsh. Times of Strife (film screening)

15 May
Jairus Banaji, SOAS, University of London
State and capital in the era of primitive accumulation

22 May
Jacob Copeman, University of Edinburgh
Names and Critique: On ‘Kaur’, ‘Singh’, and Caste


05 June
Gunnel Cederlöf, Linnæus University
Tracking routes: Imperial competition in the late 19 th
century Burma-China borderlands


12 June
Geert De Neve, University of Sussex
Rations, smartcards and internet centres: how
biometric technology affects social protection in Tamil
Nadu, India


19 June
Jens Lerche, SOAS, University of London
Ground Down by Growth. Tribe, caste and class in 21 st
century India


Mon 24 June
Debraj Ray, New York University
Similarity, Difference and Conflict
4.15pm, Room -1.113, Theologicum

26 June
Eleanor Newbigin, SOAS, University of London
Rethinking the end of empire? Tracing the emergence
of an Indian national economy 1917 - 1947



03 July
Alpa Shah, LSE
Nightmarch: Among India’s Revolutionary Guerrillas
(book presentation)


For more info and child care contact Birgit Primer (14 days in advance).


Modern South Asian History Research Seminar Summer Semester 2019

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

Download the programme as a pdf here

30 April, 16:00 – 19:00

Chandra Bhanu Murthy Nalamala (CeMIS, Göttingen):
The Communists, Ambedkar and the Dalit Liberation, 1942-52
Michaela Dimmers (CeMIS, Göttingen):
Transferred for Work. Convict labour in colonial India
Jana Tschurenev (re:work, Berlin):
Women and Social Work in Early Twentieth Century India

14 May, 10:00 – 15:00 (break 12:00 – 13:00)

Mini-Workshop with Jairus Banaji (SOAS, London)
Registration with: michaela.dimmers@cemis.uni-goettingen.de

28 May, 16:00 – 19:00

Joanna Simonow (ETH, Zürich):
After the ‘late Victorian holocaust’: Transnational responses to famines, starvation
and malnutrition in colonial and early postcolonial India, c. 1900-1955

Rukmini Barua (MPI-B, Berlin):
Family, intimacy and romance in an industrial neighbourhood in Delhi
Rohan Mathews (Institut für Soziologie/CeMIS, Göttingen):
Historicising Informality: Moments of Construction Workers Organising

11 June, 16:00 – 19:00

Nokmedemla Lemtur (CeMIS, Göttingen):
Understanding the construction of mountain labour in the early
twentieth century

Josefine Hoffmann (CeMIS, Göttingen):
„Working with one’s hands“ – Skill and envisioning the industrial worker in
an Indo-German context

Svenja von Jan (CeMIS, Göttingen):
Hardas Singh and Henry Obed - Biographies in Conversation with Archives

18 June, 16:00 – 19:00

Camille Buat (CeMIS, Göttingen/Sciences-Po, Paris):
Mobility, Urbanity, Respectability: Sketching a history of the
working class family between Northern India and Bengal (1950s-1980s)

Pratyay Nath (Ashoka University, Sonepat):
What is Military Labour? Perspectives from the Mughal Empire
Bhaswati Bhattacharya (CeMIS, Göttingen):
The better half in your cup? The role of chicory in coffee marketing in
India


25 June, 16:00 – 18:00

Arnaud Kaba (EHESS, Paris/CeMIS, Göttingen):
Trajectories of daily metal workers from Bhopal and the question
of class in India's contemporary informal sector

Elijia Horn (TU, Braunschweig):
"Natural India" and "natural childhood". Indophilia amongst German New
Educationists, 1920s & 1930s


27 Juni, 19:30 – 21:00

Ravi Ahuja (CeMIS, Göttingen):
The 'Natives' of the S. S. ‘Egypt': Steamship labour and racial management in the
British Empire

Venue: Roter Buchladen, Nikolaikirchhof 7, Göttingen

2 July, 16:00 – 19:00

Gayatri Rathore (Sciences-Po, Paris/CeMIS, Göttingen):
State, Sanitation and Labour: Making and Unmaking of
Sanitation Worker Identity

Maria Pomohaci (CeMIS, Göttingen):
Between Bustees and Mehtar Barracks: The 'Scavengers' of Late-Colonial
Calcutta

Anandita Bajpai (HU, Berlin):
"Tuning in to "the Voice of the GDR": Registers of Friendship and Radio Berlin
International in India."


16 July, 16:00 – 19:00

Anna Sailer (CeMIS, Göttingen):
British Trade Unions and Workers in India
Vidhya Raveendranathan (NYU, Shanghai/CeMIS, Göttingen):
TBA
Catharina Hänsel (CeMIS, Göttingen/Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa):
“The Emerging World-Wide Society of Industrial Man” - Industrial Relations Theory, Development and the Emergence of Management Studies in India