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Sikh and Punjabi Studies: Achievements and New Directions

November 10-12, 2011
University of California, Santa Cruz

Location: 210 Humanities 1, unless otherwise noted.


THURSDAY

7:00-9:00 pm Conference Opening and Welcome Dinner, Location: Bhojwani Dining Room, University Center
Welcoming Remarks: Alison Galloway, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, University of California, Santa Cruz
William A. Ladusaw, Dean of Humanities and Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Nathaniel Deutsch, Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, Professor of History and Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr. Inder Mohan Singh, Chardi Kalaa Foundation: “Guru Nanak’s Message for a Flat, Interconnected World” (Talk (PDF) / Slides (PDF))


FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00-10:30 am Session 1 – Language and Literature (Abstract)
Presenter: Christopher Shackle, University of London
Respondent: Rahuldeep S. Gill, California Lutheran University
Session Chair: Guriqbal Sahota, University of California, Santa Cruz
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-12:15 pm Session 2 – Contemporary Society I (Abstract)
Presenter: Nikky G.K. Singh, Colby College
Respondent: Nirvikar Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz
Session Chair: Dana Takagi, University of California, Santa Cruz
12:15-1:45 pm Lunch
1:45-3:15 pm Session 3 – Contemporary Society II (Abstract)
Presenter: Nicola Mooney, University of the Fraser Valley
Respondent: Bruce La Brack, University of the Pacific
Session Chair: James Clifford, University of California, Santa Cruz
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-5:00 pm Session 4 – Philosophy (Abstract)
Presenter: Nikky G.K. Singh, Colby College
Respondent: Michael Hawley, Mount Royal University
Session Chair: Paul Roth, University of California, Santa Cruz
5:00-7:00 pm Break
7:00-9:00 pm Mid-Conference Dinner
Location: Cowell Provost House


SATURDAY

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00-10:30 am Session 5 – Historical Perspectives I
Presenter: Gurinder S. Mann, University of California, Santa Barbara
Respondent: Purnima Dhavan, University of Washington
Session Chair: Munis Faruqui, University of California, Berkeley
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-12:15 pm Session 6 – Historical Perspectives II (Abstract)
Presenter: Pashaura Singh, University of California, Riverside
Respondent: Louis Fenech, University of Northern Iowa
Session Chair: David Anthony, University of California, Santa Cruz
12:15-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Session 7 – Political Economy (Abstract)
Presenter: Shinder Thandi, Coventry University
Respondent: Nirvikar Singh, University of California, Santa Cruz
Session Chair: Alan Richards, University of California, Santa Cruz
3:00-3:15 pm Break
3:15-5:00 pm Session 8 – Ethnic Studies and Musicology (Paper II Abstract)
Paper I and floor discussion: Jaideep Singh, California State University, East Bay
Paper II and floor discussion: Inderjit N. Kaur, University of California, Santa Cruz
Session Chair: Linda Burman-Hall, University of California, Santa Cruz
5:00-7:00 pm Break
7:00-9:00 pm Closing Conference Dinner
Location: Cowell Provost House


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