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Past Events Fall 2014

STS Colloquium - Kavita Philip

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 - 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

341 Mechanical Engineering

STS Colloquium (jointly sponsored by Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, Asia Institute and the College)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

3:30pm - 5:00pm 341 Mechanical Engineering Building

Speaker: Kavita Philip (University of California, Irvine)

Databases and Politics: Some lessons from doing South Asian STS

Why look at science, technology and postcolonialism? Is Indian technological modernity a good model for thinking these together? What might it mean to think South Asian studies (and, in general, Area Studies) together with Technology Studies? India is only one among many possible spaces from which to theorize; but the issues of postcolonial technopolitics that are emerging across the postcolonial world are of central and practical importance to a range of concerns that cut across global institutionalized forms of the humanities & the social, computational and natural sciences.There are powerful resonances, in secular modernizing India, between the buzzwords of technological innovation and conventional modes of representing religion, nation, nature, and gender. Recognizing that we are immersed in an assemblage that calls for the development of new forms of interdisciplinarity, this paper seeks to articulate a framework through which we might interrogate the constitutive intersectionality of technoscience, postcolonialism, and lived histories of difference.


Study Abroad Fair


Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Newcomb Hall, Ballroom

At the Study Abroad Fair, UVa students can access information about the many education abroad opportunities available to them. They can also meet with program representatives and talk to peers who have pursued their studies abroad. Twenty-six UVa faculty-led programs will be represented at the Fair along with the University Internship Program, Center for Undergraduate Excellence/Fulbright, Student Financial Services (Financial Aid Office) and the Summer Language Institute. Twenty-four outside program providers are sending representatives, and students will be able to talk with peers about opportunities to study at UVa’s exchange partner universities. There are study options in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia/New Zealand and the Americas; short-term programs along with semester options; direct credit programs as well as transfer credit programs; and opportunities that combine course work with applied learning opportunities (internships, research projects and service projects). For more information, contact Erica Goldfarb at