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SASNET Brown Bag seminar on Colonial Changes of Nature in Sri Lanka

September 18, 2021 - 21:40

On Thursday 20 September 2012, the first SASNET Brown Bag lunch seminar for the fall semester 2012 will be held in collaboration with Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF) Lund, and Lunds konsthall.

Dr. Mats Mogren from Lund University’s Department of Archaeology and Ancient History will speak on ”Inbetween Rain Forest and Plantation. Understanding Colonial Changes of Nature in Sri Lanka”, focusing on ecological footprints of cultural contacts during the colonial period (16th–20th centuries) in Sri Lanka. The changes in the landscape often came as a result of the establishment of new world systems. The presentation is based on a project that aims at a better understanding of the development of the cultural landscape of the Wet Zone of Sri Lanka (the southwestern quarter of the island that receives the rain from two monsoons).

Venue: Konsthallen, Mårtenstorget 3, Lund.

More information.

SASNET organises Brown Bag lunch seminars in collaboration with ABF, Sweden’s  largest adult liberal education association, and the municipal art gallery of Lund (Lunds konsthall). As usual, lectures are given by eminent Lund University researchers working on South Asia related projects, and are held once a month on Thursdays. The remaining 2012 seminars will be held held on 11 October (Dr. Anna Lindberg, SASNET), 15 November (Dr. Jan Magnusson, School of Social Work), and 6 December (Dr. Emily Baird, Department of Biology). Programme for the spring 2012 (as a pdf-file)

SASNET Brown Bag seminar on Colonial Changes of Nature in Sri Lanka


September 18, 2021