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April 2017
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Tisa Wenger – “Making Religion on the Reservation: Native Americans and the Limits of American Religious Freedom”

April 18 @ 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm

For many Native Americans in the early twentieth century, the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom must have seemed like a cruel joke or a distant dream. Government agents systematically criminalized and suppressed indigenous traditions than protecting them as religions. In order to claim the right to religious freedom, Native Americans had to make indigenous practices appear as much like Christianity as possible or even subordinate them to Christianity entirely. This talk suggests that such appeals worked to (re)make indigenous religion…

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Spirit & Sound Series: Swaranjali

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

SWARANJALI: Enchanting melodies of Sitar& Tabla by Pt. Kushal Das (sitar) and Pt. Ramdas Palsule (tabla). Presented in part with the Graduate School of Journalism. Additional event information added soon. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Pandit Kushal Das Kushal Das is one of the leading sitar players of India today..He hails from a family of musicians & was born in Kolkata in the year 1959 . His grandfather late Bimalchandra Das was a famous Esraj player while his father, Sri Sailen Das, and…

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May 2017

A History of Difference: Piety and Space in Early Modern West Asia. Keynote Speakers Fatma Müge Göçek and Carl Ernst

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Keynote Speakers: Fatma Müge Göçek and Carl Ernst on May 4th at Sulzberger Parlor at Barnard College, 9:00am – 6:00pm. This conference brings together scholars working broadly in Ottoman and Mughal pasts to converse, consult, and present what ways of thinking and doing difference are recoverable to us. This workshop will take as its objective a grounded history of difference narrated in diverse textual and visual cultures. We aim to incorporate venues beyond the legal—histories, hagiographies, travel accounts, visual and material culture—into…

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A History of Difference: Piety and Space in Early Modern West Asia. Day Long Conference

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Conference takes place on May 5th, from 9:00am to 4:30pm in Room 101, 80 Claremont Ave. This conference brings together scholars working broadly in Ottoman and Mughal pasts to converse, consult, and present what ways of thinking and doing difference are recoverable to us. This workshop will take as its objective a grounded history of difference narrated in diverse textual and visual cultures. We aim to incorporate venues beyond the legal—histories, hagiographies, travel accounts, visual and material culture—into the discussions…

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