Upcoming Events

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Programs and Careers in Social Sciences

4:00–5:00 pm
United States - India Educational Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi


Since its founding in 1890, the University of Chicago has been at the forefront of social scientific disciplines. Graduate programs, including 5 master’s degrees and 9 PhD programs, range from Anthropology, Economics, History, and International Relations to Computational Social Science, Sociology, and Political Science. Learn more from Professor Mark Bradley about the programs offered, UChicago’s unique intellectual environment, and the admissions process.

What, where and when is the global south

5:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


Please join us for the panel discussion on "What, where and when is the global south" in collaboration with Centre for the study of developing societies. 


This one-day conference will bring together individuals and organizations working directly in India’s informal settlements to share their insights on how to improve the life of India’s urban poor. The participating organizations do on-the-ground activism and research on topics including housing rights; access to basic services like water, electricity, and sanitation; women’s rights and inclusion; and public health. 

Improving the Lives of India’s Urban Poor

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Dec. 9

This conference will bring together government officials, policymakers, and leading academicians from think tanks and universities to discuss specific reforms that could be implemented to improve the lives of the urban poor. The conference would feature presentations on a range of research topics under the domain of urban policy as well as various government initiatives.

Information Session: Graduate Studies in Law

3:00–4:00 pm
United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi


Join Professor Adam Chilton, Professor of Law, Walter Mander Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School, for an information session about the wide range of graduate programs in the Law School at the University of Chicago.

Dec. 13

Head and neck cancer is the commonest cancer in males in India. Majority of head and neck cancers occur in oral cavity. There has been a paradigm shift in the management of head and neck cancer in the last decade with newer risk stratifications, advancements in diagnostics, formulation of standard treatment guidelines and incorporation of multi-modality treatment approach. All aimed at the early identification and individualised treatment of each head and neck cancer patient.

The State of the Humanities and the Arts in India

Through December 18, 2019
UChicago Center in Delhi

Dec. 17

The symposium aims to explore pressing issues motivating and foreclosing research and practice in the humanities and the arts in contemporary India. The humanities in India have been shaped by the history of colonialism, mass migration following the partition, the establishment of a secular democratic state in 1947, and debates concerning the role of citizen-subjects. The secular ideal of the newly-independent nation-state gave rise to disciplinary formations that shared some characteristics of the modern disciplines established during the period of the secularization of the universities in Europe and America in the nineteenth century. But these formations also diverged in interesting ways as the new nation began to come to terms with its unique location in Asia at the height of the Cold War. The country’s democratic socialist foundations led to the establishment of large state-funded universities that were primed to educate its citizens in science, technology and the social sciences, with the humanities often featuring as an option or an afterthought. This symposium will bring together some of India’s most distinguished scholars, writers, artists and public intellectuals so that our organization has an opportunity to learn about the intellectual and political landscape of the country as it pertains to humanistic knowledge, democratic cultures and academic freedom.


This annual conference held in collaboration with American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) will bring together AIIS pre-doctoral Research Fellows pursuing archival and field research throughout India. The Fellows share reports on their ongoing projects, and also receive feedback from senior scholar-mentors. This rich celebration of emerging scholarship in a range of disciplines will, this year, include 12 Junior fellows of the AIIS. 

Climate Change and the Global Environment: Science and Interpretation

9:00 am–1:00 pm
La Martinere for Boys 11, Loudon street, Kolkata – 700017


The University of Chicago Center in Delhi in collaboration with La Martinere for Boys, Ashoka University and TCG Crest will be hosting a half day symposium on the above topic. The idea is to introduce to a young audience in Kolkata the science of climate change, its social implications, and the way the science has generated conversations across different disciplines including areas in the humanities.

Mar. 11

Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) conference will bring together scholars from across Asia, Europe, and North America to present their latest research on all aspects of the Persianate world from the ancient to the contemporary and in fields such as literature, history, art history, linguistics, anthropology, and social history. In addition to paper presentations, ASPS showcases films, music, and artworks by local and international artists and offers book exhibits and cultural excursions to historical sites and/or museums.

Global Technology in Local Contexts: Lithography in Asia

Through March 17, 2020
UChicago Center in Delhi

Mar. 16

The year 2022 will mark the bicentenary of the arrival of lithography in India, a watershed moment in the history of printing in South Asia that has been described as more significant than the advent of movable type in 1556. An inexpensive, easily accessible printing technology, lithography enjoyed extraordinary success in India; it has been associated with the “democratization of print” in South Asia and rise of commercial printing and journalism in Indian languages. Within India’s multilingual/multiscript cultural landscape, lithography was a versatile mass production medium, while also providing a link with manuscript traditions in its ability to replicate fine calligraphy. Across the Islamic world, Muslim communities embraced it for both religious and secular printing.

Visual Studies Workshop

All day
Through March 21, 2020

Mar. 20

We live in a world saturated with images. However, the idea of saturation presupposes certain limits upon our capacity to archive, analyse and discipline data. In pedagogical terms, what are the implications of this opposition between the idea of excess that saturation implies and the notion of order ingrained in archiving?

India’s Francophone Literature

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi


French, long a language of colonial power in India, is still present in Indian literature today. Generally ignored in the English-speaking world, India's francophone literature is gaining a new lease on life, as new authors contribute to its growing corpus, as translations of major literary works appear, and as scholars develop new perspectives on this site of cultural encounter.