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The programme has been curated by Rashmi Varma, University of Warwick, in collaboration with Tara Douglas of the Adivasi Arts Trust

Supported by the Warwick Tate Exchange, Warwick Impact Fund and Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study

Warwick Tate Exchange presents Modern Tribal: Producing Indigeneity in Our Times, a week-long set of events that includes readings, talks, animation and performance workshops, demonstrations and projections of indigenous art from India (for detailed information, visit

Film Screening of The Tales of the Tribes
12-17 June (Main Space)
Tuesday-Friday 12:00-18:00
Saturday 12:00-20:00
Sunday 12:00-16:30

Visiting Artists Venkat Raman Singh Shyam and Rajendra Shyam
12-17 June (Main Space)
Tuesday-Friday 12:00-18:00
Saturday 12:00-20:00
Sunday 12:00-16:30

Pop-up Bana musical performances by Narayan Deen
12-17 June (Main Space)
Tuesday-Friday 12:00-18:00
Saturday 12:00-20:00
Sunday 12:00-16:30

The Tribal World of Verrier Elwin: A Performative Reading by Nikesh Patel
Tuesday, 12 June
Main Space, Tate Exchange

Kinetic Automata and the Gond Tradition: A Demonstration with Stephen Guy
Thursday, 14 June
Main Space, Tate Exchange

Filming Orality: An Animation Workshop led by Tara Douglas of the Adivasi Arts Trust
Thursday, 14 June
12:00 –14.30
15.00 –17..30
Main Space, Tate Exchange

Ten Minute talk by Rashmi Varma on Gordon Bennett’s, Possession Island (Abstraction), 1991
Friday, 15 June
13:30: 13:40
Room: Citizens (10); Level 2 Artist and Society
Tate Modern Museum

Performing Indigeneity: A theatre and dance workshop
Led by Mukul and Ghetto Tigers
Friday, 15 June
Southwark Room, Tate Exchange

Panel Discussion: Indigenous Art and Global Capitalism
with Nada Raza (Tate Modern), Emilia Terracciano (Oxford University), Alice Tilche (London School of Economics), Venkat Raman Singh Shyam (contemporary artist in the Gond tradition), Tara Douglas (Adivasi Arts Trust). Moderated by Rashmi Varma (University of Warwick)
Saturday, 16 June
15.00 –17.00
Southwark Room, Tate Exchange


A Talk
Syria: Past, Present and Future

Professor Dawn Chatty, University of Oxford

Tuesday, June 19th, 19:30 - Dale Street Methodist Church, Leamington Spa, CV32 5HL




Caste-ing Nutrition: The Politics of Health and Food in Modern IndiaWorkshop by Centre for the History of Medicine and the Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick

22nd June 2018, 10.30 to 4.30

Venue: Institute of Advanced Study, (Seminar Room) Milburn House, University of Warwick

The purpose of this workshop is to produce a research agenda for thinking about the crosscutting relations between food and caste hierarchy in India. While critically reflecting on the historical and social constructions of food, nutrition and health in colonial and late colonial times, it will consider what analytics of caste can - and can’t - do for understanding Indian food politics. Along with reviewing a global history of nutrition, historians working on the cultural politics of food will talk about the mutual constitution of food and caste in relation to reproduction, anti-caste resistance, sociability and the advertising of food in colonial and late colonial India.


Rebecca Earle (University of Warwick, UK)

Shrikant Botre (University of Warwick, Uk)

Rachel Berger (Concordia University, Canada)

A.R. Venkatachalapathy (Madras Institute of Development Studies, India)

Douglas Haynes (Dartmouth College, US)

The workshop is free and open to all.

For inquiries contact Shrikant Botre ( S.S.Botre@

Further details and registration:


Humanitarian Engineering Symposium

Please see below, an invitation and poster to the Humanitarian Engineering Symposium taking place on Monday 2nd July 2018.

Please also circulate to your colleagues, who may find it of interest.

The agenda includes speakers such as:

  • Tom Newby, Trustee of the Happold Foundation and Head of Humanitarian at CARE International UK
  • Leonard Tedd, Team Leader, Post Earthquake Reconstruction, DFID Nepal
  • Scott Younger, International Chancellor, President University, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tim Slingsby, Director of Skills and Education, Lloyd’s Register Foundation
  • Dr Pauline Edie, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham
  • Dwikorita Karnawati, Head of the Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics – BMKG, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

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In 2018, the Symposium has a geographical focus on Asia.

This symposium, now in its third year, will bring together scientists, social scientists, engineers and practitioners from across academia, industry and non-governmental organisations to discuss, share and promote current research and developments into three interconnected themes linked to economic, sociocultural and environmental sustainability:

  • disaster risk reduction
  • safe engineering
  • resilience of critical infrastructure to disasters

The Symposium will be followed by a networking BBQ at Scarman Conference centre on campus.

There is no charge to attend and we encourage attendance from those working in the private sector, public sector and the third sector. Please feel free to share the invitation with any colleagues who may wish to attend.

Find out more.

Register your place now!

For further information, please contact Stephanie Whitehead –