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Intellectual History of Partition
Ashmolean Museum - Lecture Theatre

A special panel on Partition and its legacies, with presentations from two Oxford graduate students, Danish Khan and Naveen Zaidi Farhan, followed by Q&A and a tour of Manisha Gera Baswani’s ‘Postcards from Home: 1947 and the Partition of India’ exhibition.

Durable Derangements: The Climate of Mumbai's Coastal Road
Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College

Prof Nikhil Anand in conversation with Hannah Knox on how and why unsustainable development projects continue to be built in a climate changed Mumbai.

This lecture will be followed by a reception.

Is ‘Displacement’ Debilitating? An Archaeology of Post-Partition Resettlement in Delhi
Hybrid: in-person (Ashmolean Museum) and online

Dr Erin Riggs, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign presents on her research about refugee resettlement in post-1947 Partition Delhi, explored through methods of contemporary archaeology. Followed by discussion and a Q&A session facilitated by Sumedha Chakravarty (OISCD Scholar).

Barking up the wrong tree: conundrums of sharing living spaces with animals that respond to urban waste

Dr Nishant Kumar and Professor Greger Larson discuss public health concerns raised by the lifeworlds that interact with people on a daily basis, and how at PAWS-Web, they are studying their variable distribution, abundance and behaviour to address the conundrums of sharing living spaces with growing waste that supports opportunistic animals.

AfOx Insaka with Professor Kalpana Hiralal and Professor Shadreck Chirikure
Hybrid: in-person (St Cross College) and online

Professor Kalpana Hiralal: Women in the anti-apartheid struggle

Professor Shadreck Chirikure: Can archaeology and heritage enable sustainable development in Africa?

This Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) Insaka is organised in partnership with the Oxford Department of International Development and the India Oxford Initiative.


The Challenges of Health Research in the North East Region of India

Professor Sandra Albert, Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong and Dr Rajiv Sarkar, Associate Professor in Epidemiology, Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong present on and discuss the challenges of health research in the North East Region of India with Dr Toral Gathani, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Consultant Surgeon at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.

All Souls College Radhakrishnan Lectures 2022 - Trinity Term
Old Library, All Souls College and online

Hosted by All Souls College Oxford, the second series of Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures for 2022 from Professor Amita Baviskar of Ashoka University focussed on 'The Elements in the Anthropocene: Urban India’s Changing Climate'. This series consisted of 3 lectures, which took place during Trinity Term both in the Old Library, All Souls College and online: 1) Heat - Monday 09 May, 5pm; 2) Dust - Thursday 12 May, 5pm; and 3) Rain - Monday 16 May, 5pm.

IndOx Annual Event 2022
Wolfson College, Oxford

IndOx's first in-person gathering in over 2 years, the 2022 Annual Event provided an opportunity for all interested academics, researchers and students to find out more about the Initiative, the funding opportunities and support available from IndOx, and to invite active participation in planning and shaping IndOx’s future activities. A presentation from the IndOx Chair, Mallica Kumbera Landrus, and a discussion led by members of the IndOx strategy Board was followed by a networking reception.

2022 Uttar Pradesh Elections: The Verdict Beyond the Numbers

Uttar Pradesh, one of the largest and the most populous province in India, has long held the distinction of being the bellwether for national-level politics. Defying the anti-incumbency trend of the last four decades, the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections brought the Bharatiya Janata Party back to power for a second consecutive term with a sizable majority. Two of the leading experts on UP’s political and social landscape, Prof. Sudha Pai and Dr. Rahul Verma, reflect on the implications of the electoral results for the wider landscape of Indian politics.

All Souls College Radhakrishnan Lectures 2022 - Hilary Term

The first set of Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures (postponed from 2021 to 2022) were given by Professor Joya Chatterji FBA (Trinity College, University of Cambridge). 'Princes at Midnight: Afterlives of Subjecthood in Post-Partition India' consisted of 3 lectures, which took place during Hilary Term: 1) 'Voting with their Feet: Refugee Flows to Princely States in 1947' - 17 February; 2) 'Thinking with Refugee-Subjects: Why Seek the Shelter of a Prince after Independence?' - 24 February; and 3) 'Subjects among a Democratic Citizenry' - 3 March.

Voices of Dissent
Decolonising Science?