Archives for August 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014 | 3–4p | Moore Hall 258 Akkadian Writing and Japanese Writing Timothy J. Vance,  National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics Japan The present-day Japanese writing system is widely recognized as the most complicated system still in use, but very little of what we find in Japanese writing is unique. The cuneiform system…

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An important digital resource of South Asia materials was recently completed as part of the Endangered Archives Programme under the direction of Abhijit Bhattacharya of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC). The project includes printed books and periodicals from public institutions in eastern India (mostly Bengal) published prior to 1950. Unrestricted open access…

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 2–3:30p | Kuykendall 209 Whitening People of Color: The Racial Construction of Beauty for the (Market) Beast Gitiara Nasreen, University of Dhaka While thousands of images are beamed through myriad visual channels, most women of Bangladesh are still attached to a fixed definition of beauty, predominantly that of a white skin. The pale-skin…

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