Teaching About India

Date : Sat., March 11, 2006 to Sun., March 12, 2006 Category : Butcher History Institute

Teaching about India Conference Summary by Trudy Kuehner


Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

03/11/2006 - 10:55 AM to 11:00 AM
Private: Lucien Ellington

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Asia Program Director, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Why It’s Important for Americans to Know about India

03/11/2006 - 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Ainslie T. Embree

Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University

Related Article(s):

Why It’s Important To Know About India

Early Indian History

03/11/2006 - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Richard H. Davis

Bard College

Modern Indian History

03/11/2006 - 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Marc Jason Gilbert

Co-Director of the University System of Georgia’s Programs in India and Vietnam

Domestic Indian Politics

03/11/2006 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Philip Oldenburg

Columbia University

University of Texas

Keynote: The Rise of the Indian Economy

03/11/2006 - 7:30 PM
John Williamson

Institute for International Economics

Indian Religions

03/11/2006 - 8:15 AM to 9:30 PM
Guy Welbon

University of Pennsylvania

India-Pakistan Relations

03/11/2006 - 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Sumit Ganguly

Indiana University

Panel Discussion on Teaching about India and South Asia

03/11/2006 - 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Donald Johnson

New York University

Jean Johnson

Asia Society

Yasmeen Mohiuddin

University of the South

William Harman

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga



Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

1400 Market St
TN Chattanooga 37402

Registration links

Register Deadline

What Participants Receive:

Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in the History Institute. Forty participants will be selected to receive: 

  • free room and board;
  • assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
  • stipends of $200 in exchange for curriculum units based on the History Institute, plus a representative selection of student work;
  • partial travel scholarships available for participants outside the East Coast;
  • subscription to Orbis, FPRI’s journal of world affairs; E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and a short statement describing your current teaching or professional assignments, your reasons for wanting to attend, and how your students or school district will benefit from your participation. IMPORTANT NOTE: At the time of application, you are asked to make a commitment either to prepare a curriculum unit based on the weekend or to do in-service activities based on the weekend.