Workshop on New Approaches to STEM in South Asia

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:15pm

LGBT Center

3907 Spruce St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Deptt of History & Sociology of Science Presents:

 

Workshop on New Approaches to STEM in South Asia

 

— Schedule —

 

9:00-9:30 | Breakfast

 

9:30-10:50 | Session I

 

Chair | Prof Suvir Kaul (English, UPenn)

 

Dr. Eram Alam (PRSS, UPenn)

Global Medical Labor and Questions of Equivalency

 

Prof. Lawrence Cohen (Anthropology, UC Berkeley)

Surgery and Decolonization: Reflections on the temporality of the operation in India over the 20th century.

 

10:50-11:00 | Coffee

 

11:00-12:20 | Session II

 

Chair | Prof Rahul Mukherjee (English and Cinema Studies, UPenn)

 

Dr Medha Saxena (History, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi)

Island Networks: Early Years in the Establishment of Telecommunication in the Bay of Bengal

 

Prof Bharat Venkat (Anthropology, University of Oregon)

Wax & Wane

 

12:20-1:30 | Lunch

 

1:30-2:50 | Session III

 

Chair | Prof Justin McDaniel (Religious Studies, UPenn)

 

Prof Banu Subramaniam (Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst)

Other Worldly Tales: Hindu Nationalism and Science in India

 

Prof. Amit Prasad (Sociology, University of Missouri)

Miracle or Science: Stem Cell Research and Therapy at a Clinic in Delhi

 

2:50-3:10 | Concluding Remarks