By Gregory Parker
Mar 07, 2013
The Eisenberg Institute's Thursday Speakers Series continues on March 14, 4 p.m. in 1014 Tisch Hall, with Sudipta Sen's lecture, "The Ultimate Journey: Origins of the River Ganga and the Himalayan Pilgrim Trail." Sen is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis. His current projects include the manuscript, Ganges: Many Pasts of an Indian River, an exploration of the idea of a cosmic, universal river at the interstices of myth, historical geography, and ecology.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Link for a lecture abstract and short biography.
On March 15, 12 p.m. in 1014 Tisch Hall, the Institute presents the workshop, "Considering the Colonial in Settler Colonialism." The panel features Professor Sen and University of Michigan graduate students Amanda Hendrix-Komoto (Ph.D. Candidate, History), Sophie Hunt (Ph.D. Candidate, History) and Elspeth Martini (Ph.D. Candidate, History); the session is chaired by Farina Mir (Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan). Link for more details. Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.
These events have been made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Bottom image: River Ganga near its glacial source in the Himalayas (photo by Debal Sen).