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CEIAS-IBA MEETING at ehess, paris

On April 20th, 2022, members of IBA Karachi and CEIAS met at EHESS to prepare for the first Social Sciences Winter School scheduled in November 2022 in Karachi.

From right to left:
Rémy Delage, co-director of CEIAS
Prof. S. Akbar Zaidi, excecutive director of IBA
Michel Boivin, co-director of CEIAS
Shehreena Amin, Senior Manager External Linkages and International Resource Centre
Saba Sindri, CEIAS student representative (EHESS).

NED Public Lectures, Friday 25th March 2022

Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology:

“From Morocco to Pakistan: An Outline of an Intellectual Journey from History to Anthropology”

By Prof. Michel Boivin, Co-director of Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS, Paris)


“Ritual Spaces and Pilgrim Circulation in Sufi contexts”

By Prof. Rémy Delage, Co-director of Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS, Paris)

Date: Friday 25th March 2022

Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am

Venue: Seminar Hall, First floor, B4 Building, City Campus

Mandatory fo the 4th year to attend. Open for all.

Doctor Humera Naz: Visiting scholar at CEIAS

Humera NAZ | Professor (Assistant) | University of Karachi, Karachi |  Department of General HistoryThe Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS) welcomes Dr. Humera Naz, who will spend some weeks with us as a visiting scholar. Dr Naz is Assistant Professor of General History, University of Karachi (Pakistan). She is a well known specialist of the modern History of Sindh, Mughal and post-Mughal periods. She worked extensively on the Persian sources and the making of a historiography of Sindh. While in Paris, she plans to shift to the post-partition period, with a focus on the reconstruction of the history in Pakistan, with Sindh as a case study.

Book: Pour une autre idée du Pakistan, by Julien Levesque

Pour une autre idée du Pakistan. Nationalisme et construction identitaire dans le Sindh, ResPublica, 2022

The socio-political dynamics of Pakistan are often summarised as Islamism, terrorism and military incursions into civilian life. This book offers a different vision of Pakistan’s political history through the case of ethnic nationalism in the south eastern province of Sindh. This movement and its identity discourse are unique in at least two respects: on the one hand, Sindhi nationalist discourse conceives of belonging to Sufi Continue reading Book: Pour une autre idée du Pakistan, by Julien Levesque