ANN: Silsila: Center for Material Histories (Spring 2021 Series Translations)

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Dear colleagues and friends,
As this difficult year draws to a close, we at Silsila hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. We are immensely grateful to all of you, both speakers and attendees, for making our autumn lecture series such a success. I am also very grateful to Lola Owoseni, our administrative aide, for ensuring the smooth running of the series and planning for next semester, when we hope to see many of you again.  Due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, this will be online. We are grateful to our speakers for agreeing to participate in this format. 

The theme for spring 2021 semester is Translations. We are delighted to welcome as co-sponsors for various events in the series a variety of NYU centers and programs, including South Asia NYU, The Center for Global Asia, The Center for Religion and Media, The Hagop Kevorkian for Near Eastern Studies and The Department of Religious Studies.

While last semester our lectures were held on Wednesdays, next semester our programming will consist of both lectures and more extended presentations and discussions. The lectures will continue to take place on Wednesdays 12.30-2.30 ET (New York time), but we will also have some workshop-type events that will take place on Friday afternoons 12.00-2.30 ET (New York time). For details of each event, please consult the schedule below and our website. 
Links to register are posted on the relevant web pages for each event ( Once you register, you will then receive a link enabling you to access the event as an attendee. Only registered attendees will be able to access the event.  

We wish you a happy holiday season and look forward to welcoming you back to Silsila, virtually, next semester.
With best wishes,
Finbarr Barry Flood, director, Silsila: Center for Material Histories