The University of Iowa

Workshop on "Ritual, Culture, and the Environment in South Asia" April 15-17

April 2nd, 2010

The University of Iowa’s South Asian Studies Program (SASP) is sponsoring a workshop focused on South Asia beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010, and continuing all day Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre, International Commons.  The workshop is available to undergraduate students for credit; the public is invited to attend.

Speakers include seven experts on India, including two UI faculty members.  They will explore forms of ritual in India, and how the study of ritual is relevant in contemporary India. Undergraduates interested in Indian history, religion, culture or environmental studies are particularly invited to participate, but students in any discipline and degree program are welcome.

Workshop registration for students seeking credit continues through April 14. For speakers, times and enrollment information, visit

An Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program grant through the U.S. Department of Education and UI International Programs are sponsoring the event.

For more information, contact Fred Smith at or 319-335-2178.