Partha Chatterjee @ UBC

Partha Chatterjee

Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta; Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

“The Black Hole of Empire”

Friday, October 17, 12-1:30 pm

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Lillooet Room (Room 301)

Professor Chatterjee’s talk will focus on British India but will deal more generally with modern empires.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science; the Workshop to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Isaiah Berlin’s “Two Concepts of Liberty”; the Department of Asian Studies; the Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR); and the Department of Anthropology.


On this note, if you are interested, you can also attend the Workshop on Isaiah Berlin’s “Two concepts of Libety”. That will be held this weekend at UBC 18-19 Oct @ St John’s College.

For more details click HERE


Indigenous Studies Group to form on campus

Dear colleagues,

We are a cross-disciplinary group of researchers looking to connect with other graduate students and faculty working on Indigenous issues across campus. Please join us for an informal inaugural meeting at Koerner’s Pub, 7:00pm, Thursday 25 September. We’re eager to meet you and hear your thoughts on what direction and form you would like this
group to take.

If you have any questions, or if you’d like to get involved but can’t make this meeting, please contact Rick Ouellet ( or Chelsea Horton (

See you next Thursday!

Chelsea Horton
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History
Sessional Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies Program
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Learning 2.0: Digital Cultures, Media and Citizenship for a New Millennium

Learning 2.0: Digital Cultures, Media and Citizenship for a New Millennium
A Faculty of Education UBC Celebrate Learning Event

OCTOBER 3, 2008, 12-2 pm
Neville Scarfe building
310 – 2125 Main Mall, UBC
Light lunch provided
Free and Open to the Public, with RSVP
RSVP by September 30

DR. MEGAN BOLER – Professor, Department of Theory and Policy Studies, OISE, University of Toronto
DR. DARIN BARNEY – Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship, and Associate Professor,
Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
DR. DOUGLAS KELLNER – George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair and Professor,    Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA
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