Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Conference Programme 2012

Beyond the Metropolis: Implications of Urbanisation in Towns and Small Cities in South Asia

14-16 June 2012; Venue: South Asia Institute, Heidelberg

Thursday, 14th June 2012

Keynote 18.00

Dr Andrew Sanchez (Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science): Beyond Formal Privilege: Rethinking Class in Urban India

Friday, 15th June 2012

9.30- 9.45: Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop

9.45-11.15: Panel 1: Governance and Administration

Chair: Professor Subrata Mitra (Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)

Discussant: Professor Martin Fuchs (Max-Weber Kolleg, Universität Erfurt)

Remi deBercegol (Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires, Sociétés; École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées/Paris-Est): The Emergence of Municipalities

Sabil Francis (Research Academy Leipzig, Leipzig University): New Paradigms of Urban Governance

11.15-11.30: Coffeebreak

11.30-13.00: Panel 2: Subaltern Perspectives

Chair: Professor Gita Dharampal-Frick (Department of History, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)

Discussant: Professor Roger Jeffery (School of Social and Poltical Science, University of Edinburgh)

Dr Christian Struempell (Department of Anthropology, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University): Between the Ruhr Valley and Rourkela: Contextualizing Nehru's Industrial New Towns

Kalyan Shankar (Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune): Migratory Patterns of Female Sex Workers in the Hierarchy of Urbanity in India

13.00-14.30: Lunchbreak

14.30-16.00: Panel 3: Narratives of Urbanism

Chair: Professor Hans Harder (Department for Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)

Discussant: Professor Valerian Rodrigues (School of Social Sciences, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)

Shashikala Assella (Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham): Sri Lankan Women in American Writing

Jana Koshy (Department of Anthropology,Cologne University): Contesting Realities: “Urbanisation” and its Implications for the Construction of Social Realities

16.00-16.15: Coffeebreak

16.15-17.45: Panel 4: Centre and Periphery

Chair: Professor Martin Fuchs (Max-Weber Kolleg, Universität Erfurt)

Discussant: Dr Jiva Schoettli (Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)

Alva Bonaker (Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research GmbH, Berlin): Rural‐urban Linkages in the broader Region of Hyderabad

Anne Mossner (Department for Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University): Anti-Hindi Agitation in the Madras Hinterland

Saturday, 16th June 2012

9.45-11.30: Panel 5: Provincial Politics

Chair: Professor Ravi Ahuja (Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Universität Göttingen)

Discussant: Dr Nitin Sinha (Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin)

David Devadas (Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University Berlin): Exclusion and Inclusion: Emergent Middle Classes in Kashmir's Suburb

Jennifer Meyer-Ueding (Department forAgricultural Economics, Humboldt University Berlin): Urban Members' Organizations?

11.30-11.45: Coffeebreak

11.45-13.15: Panel 6: Vernacular Urbanism

Chair: Professor Roger Jeffery (School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinbirgh)

Discussant: Professor Anupama Rao (Department of History, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York)

Pragya Dhital (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London): Hidden Transcripts, Hidden Complicities?

Rafael Kloeber (Department of History, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University): Beyond Dominant Hinduism: Saiva Siddhanta Institutions in Coimbatore

13.15-14.30: Lunchbreak

14.30-16.00: Roundtable Discussion

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