International conference - Bangladesh Studies: An Overview, June 14 and 15

21 June 2022
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In 2021, Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence. To mark the occasion, the CERLOM (Inalco) and CEIAS (CNRS-EHESS) research centers are highlighting studies on this young nation-state.
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Organized by the Centre d'Etude et de Recherche sur les Littératures et les Oralités du Monde - CERLOM (Inalco) and the Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud - CEIAS (CNRS-EHESS).

With the support of the Inalco Scientific Council and the GIS Asie.

Tuesday June 14 and Wednesday June 15, 2022 - at EHESS and Inalco

Practical information
Tuesday June 14: 09.00 - 20.00 - Auditorium 250
Campus Condorcet - Centre de colloques - Place du Front populaire, 93300 Aubervilliers
Wednesday June 15: 09.00 - 20.00 - Auditorium
Inalco - 65 Rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris
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International conference - Bangladesh Studies: An Overview

International conference in English

This scientific event brings together specialists in literature and the social sciences (anthropology, political science, sociology, history) who share a common interest in researching this young nation-state. Starting from the linguistic, religious, geographical and historical characteristics of Bangladesh, this work will focus in particular but not exclusively on questions of identity and religion, as well as those of gender and gender equality.

To complement and best reflect the economic, political and social dynamics underway, this conference will involve Bangladeshi journalists, artists and bloggers, in a hybrid format (face-to-face and distance learning).

Ellle will be divided into five panels:

  • Panel 1 - Contesting dominant narratives
  • Panel 2 - Defining Islam in Bangladesh or the diversity of Islamic traditions
  • Panel 3 - Reassessing Gender Equality in Bangladesh
  • Panel 4 - Bangladesh between borders, migrations and refugees
  • Panel 5 - Bangladesh historical homelands

After the symposium, the screening of Shaheen Dill-Riaz's documentary film, Quran Children, will be followed by a discussion in the presence of the director.

Bangladesh Studies: An Overview - Program (1.22 MB, .pdf)