South Asia Institute invites to 50 daily lectures
May 11, 2012
Current and historical developments in South Asia will be discussed in 50 daily lectures during the summer semester. From April 19 to July 27, the South Asia Institute invites to a lecture series called "Academic Lunch Break". The lectures will be held from Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 1 pm in the Peterskirche.
The lectures are held in German and open to the interested public. Researchers from Heidelberg will answer 50 questions about South Asia. On Thursday, April 19, Prof. Dietmar Rothermund opened the series with the question "Wird Indien eine wirtschaftliche Supermacht?". The Historian is professor emeritus of the South Asia Institute (SAI) and its former managing director. The current director Prof. Marcus Nüsser asked on the next day "Wem gehört Kaschmir?". The list of speakers also includes Prof. Birgit Kellner, Prof. Hans Harder, Cathrine Bublatzky, Prof. William Sax, and Markus Viehbeck, who are affiliated with the Cluster "Asia and Europe". The lectures will discuss questions from different academic disciplines such as geography, history, anthropology, or religious and political sciences. They cover the South Asian countries India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
The lecture series "SAI dabei! In 50 Fragen durch Südasien" is organised in context of the 50ies anniversary of Heidelberg University's South Asia Institute. It will be held from Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 12:30 to 1 pm in the Peterskirche, Plöck 70, in Heidelberg's old town. More information is available on the SAI anniversary website.