The Eisenberg Institute continues its fall programming on Thursday, October 29, 4:00 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, with Venkat Dhulipala's lecture, "Longing for a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Struggle for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India." The talk continues the Institute's 2015-17 theme, "Senses and Longings." Link for a lecture abstract. Free and open to the public.
Venkat Dhulipala is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His research interests lie in the field of modern South Asian history, religion secularism, and nationalism in South Asia, Islam in South Asia, and comparative studies in decolonization. He has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), and his latest book is Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
On Friday, October 30, 12:00 p.m., in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Institute presents the graduate student workshop, "Longing in a Global Context." Link for workshop details, including a short description of the proceedings. Panelists include:
- Venkat Dhulipala, Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Sarah Garibova, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan
- Leslie Hempson, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan
- Hillina Seife, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan
- Kali Israel (chair), Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.
These events are made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg, with additional assistance from the Center for South Asian Studies.