Departmental Colloquium

2009 - 2010


Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Future Philology?
The Fate of a Soft Science in a Hard World
Sheldon Pollock
MESAAS, Columbia

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Stigma, Subalternity, and the Political Subject

Anupama Rao
History, Barnard College, Columbia University 


Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
The Subject of Subjection:
Armenians, Turks and the Prison(s) of Western Armenian Literature

Nanor Kenderian
MESAAS, Columbia


Thursday, November 5th, 2009
The Three Impossibilities:
Franz Kafka’s Tragic ‘Theory’ of Jewish Literatures


Dan Miron
MESAAS, Columbia

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
The Virtues of Recalcitrance:
Democracy from Foucault to Latour


Timothy Mitchell
MESAAS, Columbia

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Sir Henry Maine and the Post-1857 Crisis of Empire
Mahmood Mamdani
MESAAS, Columbia

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Gandhi's philosophical qualms about the enlightenment
Akeel Bilgrami
Philosophy, Columbia

Thursday, February 11th, 2010  
Fashioning the Moral Subject: Shari’a’s Technologies of the Self
Wael Hallaq
MESAAS, Columbia

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
‘The Black House,' or How The Zulus Became Jews
Hlonipha Mokoena
Anthropology, Columbia

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
Prophets, Kings, and Heroes:
The Reformulation of Iranian History in the Ninth century Arabic Histories

Ghazzal Dabiri
MESAAS, Columbia

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
The Idea of the West:
Bhudev Mukhopadhyay's critique of Western modernity

Sudipta Kaviraj
MESAAS, Columbia

Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Who is a Jew? The Biological Sciences and National Self-Definition
Nadia Abu El-Haj
Anthropology, Barnard

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Savarkar (1883-1966), Sedition, and Surveillance:
The Rule of Law in Early 20th Century Colonial India

Janaki Bakhle
History, Columbia