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IIAS Events

December 2017

December
04
2017
IIAS Lunch Lecture

A lecture by Professor Douglas E. Haynes from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA. This discusses the advent of the global advertising profession in India during the interwar period. It examines the efforts of multi-national firms to develop markets for brand-name products, efforts that required that Indian consumers abandon their use of unbranded products and adopt new bodily practices involving the use of mass-manufactured items. All welcome. Please register.

December
05
2017
UKNA lunch lecture

In 1918, the king of Siam built the scale model city of Dusit Thani. Comprising over 300 miniature structure as well as a constitution, a police force, fire department, a tax system, and three newspapers, it was both political tool and speculative play toy for King Vajiravudh, who sought to experiment with not only a parliamentary system of government, but also with new social arrangements. A lecture by Prof. Lawrence Chua, IIAS fellow and Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Syracuse University, USA.

December
08
2017
Lecture

GLASS PUBLIC LECTURE by Prof.  Anand Yang of the University of Washington, USA. This lecture will highlight the overwhelmingly favorable and sympathetic impressions that China left on the minds of many Indians at the turn of the twentieth century and explore the sources and reasons underlying such responses. Drinks afterwards. All welcome (registration required).

December
11
2017
Symposium

A two-day symposium on the relationship between rivers and cities. Organised by the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA), IIAS and Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia.   

December
11
2017
Indian Ocean Lecture Series

Among all prominent Indian merchant communities, the Parsis (Zoroastrians) have played a momentous role in the growth of commerce and industry in India from the 18th century to the present. In this talk, Prof. Ghulam A. Nadri (Georgia State University, USA) explores the role of political, social, and cultural factors in their rise to prominence as a merchant community and their entrepreneurial accomplishments.