SAHSA membership email August 2012

Dear colleagues,
 
Welcome to the new academic year.
 
During the course of the summer SAHSA leadership has been working to organize the first set of SAHSA-sponsored and co-sponsored panels at the AHA annual meeting in January 2013.  A full list of events can be found below, and as you’ll see it is a full slate of very interesting panels.  Of particular note, we will hold our regular business meeting on Friday January 4th, in the late afternoon, followed by a drinks reception.  As well, we will be co-hosting with the Conference on Asian History (CAH) a lunch gathering at Muriel’s restaurant, in the French Quarter, on the same Friday.  Sanjay Subrahmanyam will be the guest speaker at this event.  We’ll send more information about this luncheon and the AHA conference later in the year.
 
As you are undoubtedly aware, the annual Madison South Asia conference is coming up in a few weeks’ time (October 11-14).  SAHSA will hold an unofficial business meeting on Friday October 12th, 12:30-1:30, in Parlor 638.  We will in all likelihood be offering a box lunch for $20 (I know …).  We hope to have a beta version of the newly designed SAHSA website available to view at that time, and we will also begin discussion on effective governance structures within the organization.  An agenda for the meeting and a further reminder will be sent in late September.
 
We are also approaching the time for nominations for an incoming vice-president (2013) / president (2014).  If you know someone who you think is suitable please ask if they are willing to be nominated, and do consider self-nominations as well.  A formal call for nominations will be sent to membership shortly.
 
All best wishes,
 
Michael S. Dodson, SAHSA President 2012
Anne Hardgrove, SAHSA Vice-President and President-Elect
 
 
Society for Advancing the History of South Asia
Panels and Events
AHA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013
 
 
Thursday January 3, 2013:
 
Reconceptualizing Hierarchies: Three Case Studies from South Asia
Thursday, January 3, 2013: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
New Orleans Marriott, Audubon Room
Sponsor:  SAHSA
Chair: Ramnarayan S. Rawat, University of Delaware
Panelists:
Ramya Sreenivasan, University of Pennsylvania
Rochisha Narayan, Yale University
Sanjog Rupakheti, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Comment: Ramnarayan S. Rawat, University of Delaware
 
22. Artisanal Labor in South Asia: Revisiting Historiography and Material Practices
Thursday, January 3, 2013: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
New Orleans Marriott, La Galerie 3
Co-Sponsors:  SAHSA & Labor and Working-Class History Association
Chair: Lisa Trivedi, Hamilton College
Panelists:
Douglas E. Haynes, Dartmouth College
Pankhuree Dube, Emory University
Edward S. Cooke Jr., Yale University
Comment: Abigail McGowan, University of Vermont
 
Gender and Sexuality in South Asia
Thursday, January 3, 2013: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott, Audubon Room
Sponsor: SAHSA
Chair: Catherine Candy, University of New Orleans
Panelists:
Yasmin Saikia, Arizona State University
Barbara N. Ramusack, University of Cincinnati
Melia Belli, University of Texas at Arlington
Rachel Berger, Concordia University
 
52. The Time of Literature in History: Reconsidering Literary/Historical Method in South and Southeast Asia
Thursday, January 3, 2013: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sheraton New Orleans, Oak Alley Room
Co-Sponsor:  SAHSA
Chair: Sumit Guha, Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Panelists:
Michael Charney, University of Tokyo
Farina Mir, University of Michigan
Bhavani Raman, Princeton University
Rama Mantena, University of Illinois
 
 
Friday January 4, 2013:
 
79. Environmental History of Asia: Accomplishments and Trends
Friday, January 4, 2013: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Roosevelt New Orleans, Roosevelt Ballroom III
Co-Sponsor: SAHSA
Chair: Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University
Panel:
David Biggs, University of California, Riverside
Kenneth Pomeranz, University of Chicago
Mahesh Rangarajan, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
Comment: Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University
 
104. Remembering Intermediaries in Colonial South India: Portuguese, British, and French Paradigms
Friday, January 4, 2013: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Sheraton New Orleans, Gallier Room
Co-Sponsor: SAHSA
Chair: Danna Agmon, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Panelists:
Ines G. Zupanov, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
Danna Agmon, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Sumathi Ramaswamy, Duke University
Comment: Daniel K. Richter, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
 
Joint Luncheon, SAHSA & the Conference of Asian Historians
Friday, January 4, 2013: 12:00-1:30
Muriel’s Restaurant
Speaker:  Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA
 
122. Boundary Crossings: Circulating Ideas and Lives in South Asia, 1800–2000
Friday, January 4, 2013: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott, Preservation Hall, Studio 7
Co-Sponsor: SAHSA
Chair: Anand A. Yang, University of Washington Seattle
Panelists:
Michael H. Fisher, Oberlin College
Shailaja D. Paik, University of Cincinnati
Juned Shaik, Xavier University
Catherine Warner, University of Washington
 
SAHSA Business Meeting
Friday, January 4, 2013: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott, Beauregard Room
Presider: Michael S. Dodson, Indiana University Bloomington
 
Reception for Historians of South Asia
Friday, January 4, 2013: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Location TBA
 
Saturday January 5, 2013
 
Oral History and Intellectual History in Conversation: Methodological Innovation in Modern South Asia
Saturday, January 5, 2013: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
New Orleans Marriott, Beauregard Room
Sponsor:  SAHSA
Chair: John R. Pincince, Loyola University Chicago
Panelists:
Kris K. Manjapra, Tufts University
Iftekhar Iqbal, Dhaka University
Neilesh Bose, University of North Texas
Comment: John R. Pincince, Loyola University Chicago
 
The 2012 John F. Richards Book Prize Winner Discussion
Saturday, January 5, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott, Beauregard Room
Chair: Michael S. Dodson, Indiana University Bloomington
Speaker: Farina Mir, University of Michigan
Comment: Kavita Saraswathi Datla, Mount Holyoke College; Rama Mantena, University of Illinois; Bhavani Raman, Princeton University; Mrinalini Sinha, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Anand A. Yang, University of Washington Seattle
 
212. Knowledge Production and European Expansion in Modern South and South East Asia
Saturday, January 5, 2013: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New Orleans Marriott, Balcony K
Co-Sponsors: SAHSA & Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction
Chair: Martha Chaiklin, University of Pittsburgh
Panelists:
Michael S. Dodson, Indiana University Bloomington
John D. Rogers, American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies
Alicia Schrikker, Leiden University
Mrinalini Rajagopalan, University of Pittsburgh