SARI Annual Public Lectures


SARI Annual Public Lecture 2018 – Professor G.N. Devy – Memory, language and aphasia: the future of human speech

Thursday, 15 November 2018 9.30am-11am, Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1 In this annual public lecture, Professor G.N. Devy, head of the People’s Linguistic Survey of India, examines what linguistic diversity — and its loss — can tell us about pressing and widespread concerns for minority rights in India and beyond. This address serves as the […]


SARI Annual Public Lecture – When Casey met Gandhi: The Governor, the Mahatma, and the Endgame of Empire

Date: Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 Time: Refreshments from 5pm, Lecture from 5.30pm Venue: Hedley Bull 2, 130 Garran Road, Acton, ACT, 2601 Registration is free and essential on Eventbrite  R. G. Casey was one of Australia’s most prominent statesmen, who returned to Australia with extensive diplomatic experience after the Second World War, serving with distinction as […]


SARI Annual Public Lecture – 2016 – Prof. N. Menon: Mother India (Bharat Mata) and her Unruly Daughters

Bharat Mata ki beti (daughters of Mother India) is a contradiction in terms, for the Motherland produces only sons – Hindu savarna (uper caste) sons to protect their mother’s ever fragile honour. Who are the daugters, especially the unruly daughters? in this lecture Professor Nivedita Mennon will explore potential and actual resistances to the Hindu […]


SARI Annual Public Lecture – 2015 – Ashis Nandy: The future of the university: negotiating the politics of knowledge and re-imagining the university

Dates & times Tue 17 March 2015, 5–6.30pm Location SRWB Theatrette (Room 2.02) Sir Roland Wilson Building #120, ANU The 2015 SARI Public Lecture will be delivered by Professor Ashis Nandy. Speaker: Ashis Nandy, preeminent cultural and political theorist, has not hesitated to venture into areas previously unvisited by normal social science. His research interests include […]


SARI Annual Public Lecture – 2014 – Craig Jeffrey – Project Life: Youth Action in Modern India

The 2014 SARI Public Lecture will be delivered by Professor Craig Jeffrey. Date: Wednesday 23 July, 2014 6pm – 7.30pm Location: Coombs Extension Room 1.04, Building #8, ANU Abstract There is critical absence of qualitative research on the everyday social activities of young people around the world, despite their being energetic, active, and creative agents […]


SARI Inaugural Public Lecture – 2013 – Professor Akhil Gupta – Is India Shining? Reflections on India After Globalisation

Professor Akhil Gupta (UCLA) will be delivering the South Asia Research Institute (SARI) Inaugural Public Lecture on: Tuesday 16/7/13, Time 6.00-7.30 pm, Venue: Headley Bull Theater 1 This public lecture offers some anthropological reflections on India after liberalization. Despite high growth rates, social tensions seem to be rising in India. Uneven growth has led to […]

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