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Activity Highlights

  • 2 June 2022, together with the GSG: Screening of the movie "Avatara" by Nadav Harel and Arik Moran, including a conversation with the authors. More information & registration
  • 14.- 16.10.2021 Conference “Changing patterns of patronage across South Asia from early modern through colonial contexts” organized by the Institute of Indian Studies (Prof. E. Mucciarelli) with the Centre For Comparative Studies Of Civilisations, Jagellonian University (Prof. Cezary Galewicz) and Département Etudes orientales, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Prof. Nicolas Dejenne).
    Conference website
  • The Insight Development Grants from Canada Government (SSHRC) approved a 2 years grant for the project "Sanskrit Joking Cultures: Bringing Classical Indian Humor to Life Through Translation and Performance” of Prof. E. Mucciarelli and Prof. A. Sathaye (Dept. of Asian Studies, University of Vancouver).
  • NWO approved a major grant proposal (Free Competition) of Dr. P. Berger and Prof. R.T.J. Cappers, project title: Salvage Crops, “Savage” People: A comparative anthropological and archaeobotanical investigation of Millet Assemblages in India
    Link to public summary
    Link to article about the research project
  • New book, co-edited by Peter Berger and Sarbeswar Sahoo from IIT Delhi, a strategic UG partner university: Godroads: Modalities of Conversion in India . Click here for a visual of the book cover and endorsements
  • Winter School Performing Religion: Theory and Practice, New Delhi, 17-21 February 2020.
  • International Workshop 2019 Contested Millets in Africa and Asia: Past and Present. International and interdisciplinary workshop organized by Peter Berger (RUG) and Roland Hardenberg (Frankfurt University) at the faculty ThRS, RUG28/29 March 2019. The programme can be found here.
  • Winter School: Changing Grounds: Dynamics of Culture and Livelihood, 11-15 February 2019, IIT Delhi, organized by Peter Berger (RUG) Sarbeswar Sahoo (IIT Delhi) and Roland Hardenberg (Goethe University Frankfurt), taught with several international colleagues. Click here for the program.

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