33rd Exeter Gulf Conference “Balochistan Beyond Borders” — University of Exeter, 23-24 June 2023

This multidisciplinary event will reflect on Balochistan and the Baloch question beyond borders, addressing issues in modern and contemporary history, political anthropology, sociology and political economy in a critical perspective. It is an in-person only event.

Conference Programme

Friday 23 June

9.00 – 9.30 Registration (IAIS, Reception)

Tea and Coffee (IAIS, Common Room)

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome Address (Marc Valeri, University of Exeter)

9.45 – 11.15 The Baloch in the Age of Empires

Chair: Ahmed Dailami (University of Exeter)

The Mamluks of the Indian Ocean: The Baloch in Arab Nationalist Historiography – Ahmed Y. AlMaazmi (Princeton University)

Arms and Arms that Carry Them. Microhistory of Baloch Military Labour in a Changing Global Order – Ameem Lutfi (Lahore University of Management Sciences)

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee Break

11.45 – 1.00 The Baloch Question in Central Governments’ Eyes

Chair: Ross Porter (University of Exeter)

The Balochi Language and its Vitality – Problems and Prospects – Carina Jahani (Uppsala University)

Post 18th Amendment Balochistan: The Failed Promise of Provincial Autonomy – Salman Rafi Sheikh (Lahore University of Management Sciences)

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch (IAIS, Common Rom)

2.00 – 3.15 The Quest for Human Rights

Chair: Claire Beaugrand (University of Exeter)

Challenges to a Baloch Student in Pakistan and Exile – Faheem Baloch (Baloch National Movement)

Women in Balochistan Resisting Enforced Disappearances – Maryam Kanwer (Activist and independent researcher)

3.15 – 3.30 Coffee Break

3.30 – 5.15 Screening Balochistan

Chair: Katie Natanel (University of Exeter)

Balochistan: Asia’s Black Hole (United Kingdom, rough cut screening)

Director: Roshaan Khattak

Lyari. Survival of the Fringes (France, 2020)

Director: Luc Bellon

Saturday 24 June

9.00 – 9.30 Tea and Coffee (IAIS)

9.30 – 11.00 Political Control and State Violence

Chair: Marc Valeri (University of Exeter)

Thinking with Baloch Women Nationalists: On Power, Patriarchy, and Politics under Pakistani Rule – Mahvish Ahmad (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Society and State in Iran’s Balochistan: A Prosopography – Stéphane Dudoignon (Paris Sciences et Lettres University)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break (IAIS, Common Room)

11.30 – 12.45 Generations of Political Activism

Chair: Abdulla Moaswes (University of Exeter)

Treading a Difficult Historical Path: The Essence and Nature of the Baloch Struggle – Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur (Independent writer)

Generations of Militancy: The Educated Middle-Class Baloch Youth Worrying China in Gwadar, Pakistan’s Belt and Road Hub – Kiyya Baloch (Freelance journalist)

12.45 – 2.00 Lunch (IAIS)



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Chargé de diffusion scientifique (2023, 21 juin). 33rd Exeter Gulf Conference “Balochistan Beyond Borders” — University of Exeter, 23-24 June 2023. IISMM. Consulté le 29 mai 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/q2zm

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