Ishita Pande, Associate Professor of History and Gender Studies at Queen's University, delivered the final Eisenberg Institute lecture for 2014-15 on April 16. The lecture was also the final for the Institute's biennial theme, "Materials of History."
The Institute conducted 34 lectures, workshops, symposia, and other events in 2014-15, with total attendance approaching 1,900. Twenty fellows and affiliates joined the Institute in residence during the year.
Professor Pande’s talk, "Forensic Proofs of Age and the Enactment of Childhood in Colonial India," is available online as an MP3 audio file to University of Michigan account holders (link here to access).
On April 17, Professor Pande joined the panel for the graduate student workshop, "Science, State, and the Child in Early 20th-Century Russia and China," featuring Kai Mishuris (Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Michigan), Joshua Hubbard (Ph.D. Candidate, History and Women's Studies, University of Michigan), Johanna Folland (panel commentator; Ph.D. Candidate, History, University of Michigan), and Farina Mir (panel chair; Associate Professor, History; Director, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan). The workshop was the Institute's last event of the academic year.
These events were made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Photo by Joseph Ho.