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2023 Conferences

Annual Conference on South Asia

AIPS funded the travel of several scholars in Pakistan to participate in panels at the 2023 Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, WI

Dates: October 18 - 21, 2023

  • Kaleemullah Lashari, Directorate of Archaeology, Govt. of Sindh

Title of Paper: Conservation of Historical Monuments in Pakistan: Example of the Portuguese and Omani Period in Gwadar

Panel Title: Archaeological and Historical Cultural Heritage Documentation and Preservation in South Asia: Foundational Practices and Innovative Solutions

Final Report

  • Ghazal Asif Farrukhi, LUMS

Title of Paper: Three Women from Elias' Khwabnama

Panel Title: Ilyas' Khwabnama, the Coming Community, and the Missing Peasant

Final Report

  • Zahra Sabri, IBA-Karachi

Title of Paper: How important were madāris really in producing the best ‘ulama? A view from studies of South Asia, c. 1100-1800 AD

Panel Title: Evolving History, Evolving Functions: The Madrasah In South Asia

Final Report

Architecture, Urban Design, and Environmental Activism in Contemporary Pakistan

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi
Karachi, Pakistan
May 12-13, 2023

The Architecture, Urban Design and Environmental Activism in Contemporary Pakistan workshop was held at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, on May 12-13, 2023. Organized by Iftikhar Dadi (Cornell), Farhan Karim (U of Kansas), and Faiza Mushtaq (IVS), the workshop brought together scholars and environmental designers based in Pakistan (architects, urban planners, landscape designers, urban researchers & design educators) who are exploring diverse models of research, practice, and pedagogy to address land rights and climate related insecurity in Pakistan. There were 15 presentations spread over 2 days.

Final Report