The Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam will host the Second International Ismaili Studies Conference: Mapping a Pluralist Space in Ismaili Studies featuring the keynote lecture Thoughts on Diasporic Cosmopolitanism by Prof. Homi Bhabha.
When: Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Singhal Family Theatre, Room 2200, Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building), Carleton
Info: Registration is required, there is no charge for the keynote lecture.
Media are invited to attend the lecture.
This multidisciplinary conference is a progressive endeavour to provide opportunities for the presentation of research as well as for academic discussion and debate on Ismaili Studies. Sixty-three speakers from 12 countries are scheduled to make presentations in parallel sessions which will be organized into streams of historical presences; communities, identities and boundaries; and rethinking heritage.
About Homi Bhabha
Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities, director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and senior advisor to the president and provost at Harvard University. He has also served as master jurist for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Bhabha is the author of numerous works exploring post-colonial theory, cultural change and power, contemporary art, and cosmopolitanism, including Nation and Narration and The Location of Culture, which was reprinted as a Routledge Classic in 2004. He has a forthcoming book on contemporary art with the University of Chicago Press.
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