Events

HSS Occasional Seminar
Oct 26

Abstract and bio TBA

Tuesday Seminar
Oct 31

Abstract

Pavlov (1932) famously argued that language was a ‘second’ signalling system while the body was the primary device reacting quickly and automatically to environmental stimuli. Among humans, however, it is widely accepted that language has superseded bodily gestures in communication and is perhaps the most fundamental feature defining ‘who we are’ as a species. At the same time, this paper notes that human spoken language, despite its abstract and symbolic potency, is...

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Workshop
Nov 6

Overview
The subject examines, in comparative perspective, the relationship between religion and violence in contemporary societies, but especially in democratic contexts. It has been assumed in the past that democracy would confer ‘moderating’ influences that would weaken any existing relationship between religion and a propensity for violent politics. However, today we see that religious politics and violence can go together – and even become mutually reinforcing – often in the...

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Tuesday Seminar
Nov 7

Abstract

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is one of the most enigmatic events of modern history. Rosa Luxembourg called it 'the mightiest event of the world war.' Yet by 1919, even as she was founding the German Communist Party, she denounced the Bolshevik regime for its despotic attitude towards democratic freedoms; and Lenin's erstwhile comrade Plekhanov, the doyen of Russian Marxism, called Lenin a Blanquist. The Revolution arose out of massive popular disgust with war; yet heralded...

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HSS Occasional Seminar
Nov 8

Abstract

In this talk, Vedi Hadiz discusses the main ideas of his recent book, Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2016). The book rejects clash of civilisations-based and other culturalist accounts of Islamic politics in favour of a theoretical framework that merges some of the traditional concerns of historical sociology and political economy. It addresses the issue of why Islamic politics can take different characteristics–...

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Workshop
Nov 13

This is a 1 week GIAN course with 2 lectures and a 2-hour tutorial everyday.

For details, please visit:
(shortened link to course brochure) https://goo.gl/MYSmUJ
or access the brochure PDF at the bottom of this notice.

REGISTRATIONDEADLINE: 30 SEPTEMBER, 2017
For registration: http://www.gian.iitkgp.ac.in/GREGN/index

FEE:
(to be paid at CEP IITD after...

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Tuesday Seminar
Nov 14
Abstract and bio TBA