24 April: GLASS Masterclass with Mrinalini Sinha

Professor Sinha will offer a masterclass on 'Writing Global Narratives: The Promise and Challenge of Different Scales of Analysis.' MA students and PhDs from Leiden and elsewhere are encouraged to apply.

Writing Global Narratives: The Promise and Challenge of Different Scales of Analysis

Instructor
Mrinalini Sinha (Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History, University of Michigan)

Date & Time
Wednesday, April 24th
2-5pm

Location
Gravensteen Room 11
Pieterskerkhof 6
Leiden
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Applications are closed.


Class Description

This class invites reflection on the organization of knowledge into different units and scales of analyses. How has the "global turn" in academic scholarship influenced the way we think about the units and scales of our scholarly enquiry? What are the issues at stake in these questions? How are these modes of thinking relevant to a wide-range of scholarship? MA students and PhDs from Leiden and elsewhere are encouraged to apply.

Readings

1. M. Sinha, “Introduction,” Specters of Mother India (Duke University Press, 2006), pp. 1-22

2. Barbara Weinstein, “History Without a Cause? Grand Narratives, World History, and the Postcolonial Dilemma,” International Review of Social History 50.1 (2005): 71-93

3. Barbara Anadaya, “Oceans Unbounded: Transversing Asia Across “Area Studies”,” Journal of Asian Studies, 65:4 (2006): 669-690

4. Lisa Lowe, “The Intimacy of Four Continents” in Ann L. Stoler ed. Haunted by Empire: Geographies of Intimacy in North American History (Duke University Press, 2006), pp. 192-212

Application

Applicants should submit the following:

1. An abstract of your research. Please include a brief explanation of how your research engages the masterclass theme and topics. (300 words MAX)

2. A short CV detailing you education, publications, awards and honors and research activities (1 page MAX).

To apply, please submit your materials using this online form by Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Funding is not available to attend to the class, however refreshments will be provided during and after the class.

 
Last Modified: 08-04-2013