The discipline that was once called “Oriental Studies” has been divided up in various ways in today’s university. Post-colonial literature has a foothold in the English department, history departments have by and large stopped confusing “European history” with “world history,” and of course the area studies departments with venerable names like Near Eastern Studies or South Asian Languages and Civilizations have taken up an array of new methodologies from other departments. Several universities have begun expanding their African and South Asian studies offerings under the umbrella of “Global Studies.” This conference for graduate students is concerned not with “the death of the discipline” as so many others have been, but rather with the diversity of the disciplines when it comes to studying the non-Western World.
Join us for student papers, two faculty discussion panels, and a keynote address by Professor Aamir Mufti of UCLA. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served at each event. Full details, including a schedule, presentation abstracts and directions to the conference venues, available at the conference website.
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