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India Research Centre

Keynote Addresses

Alter, Andrew

2009  'Some Theoretical Perspectives on the Study of Music and Migration as Applied to the Study of Himalayan Drum Ensembles', key note address at the New Zealand Musicological Society, Christchurch, November.

Ram, Kalpana

2010  Keynote Address, conference The Architectures of Erotica: Political, Social, Ritual, The School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

2009  Distinguished speaker, Rama Watamull Collaborative Lecture at University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu for The Center for South Asian Studies and The Department of Religion. Lecture: A Morality More Fundamental Than Formal Religious Boundaries? : Shared Practices of Seeking Justice in Popular Christianity and Hinduism, Rural South India.

Overseas invited speaker at Inauguration of New Zealand South Asia Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand. Panel on Inclusion, exclusion and diversity in India.

2008  Keynote address to International Conference on Postcolonial Popular Culture, Postcolonial Studies Research Network, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.  Title: 'Learning from Popular Culture: Ontologies and Epistemologies of Popular Religious Practices (Dance and Cinema) in South India.' 

2006  'Dance, Social History and Phenomenology of Dance', Keynote Speaker, International Dance conference 'Dance Matters' Jadavpur University, Kolkotta.

2004 'Religion, Gender and the Postcolonial Crisis of the Present: Reflections on and from India' Penny Magee Memorial Lecture ' for the Australian Association For the Study of Religion, Annual Conference Fear and The Fascination of the Other Women and Human Rights, Social Justice and Citizenship: International Historical Perspectives, Conference of The International Federation For Research in Women's History, 30 June-2 July, University of Melbourne, Paper on Discourse of Rights and the Indian Women's Movement.

1998 Keynote Address at Winds of Change. Women and the Culture of the Universities. International Conference. 13-17 July, University of Technology, Sydney.  Title: Impossible Identifications: The University and 'Women of Difference'