UNC Asheville Teaching About India Conference Set for September 13
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 4:47pm
“Teaching About India,” a one-day conference on September 13, will bring some 50 scholars from around the country to
UNC Asheville. The conference, focusing on incorporating the study of India across university curricula, will take place in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum.
Conference highlights will include:
- “Teaching About Gender: Gender-ing India and Indian-izing Gender” – A workshop facilitated by Sushmita Chatterjee, assistant professor in the Women’s Studies Program at Appalachian State University.
- “Teaching About Globalization” – A workshop facilitated by Aseem Shrivastava, economist and author of Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India (Penguin Books India, 2012).
- Four panel discussions about the historical, cultural, political, religious and other dimensions involved in incorporating India into teaching across disciplines.
The Teaching About India Conference is sponsored by many UNC Asheville departments and programs: the Belk Distinguished Professor, the NEH Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, the Humanities Program, the International Studies Program, the Dean of Humanities Support Fund, the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Departments of Economics, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
All conference sessions and workshops are free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit the Teaching About India website or call 828.350.4560.