Lecture by Margrit Pernau "emotions and modernity in colonial India"
Using the category of emotions, Professor Margrit Pernau of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, elaborated upon the Kanpur Mosque incident in pre-Partition India in 1913. She started off by elaborating on how a study of the history of emotions opens new ways of looking at historical developments. According to her, while modernity has most commonly been seen as a force for disciplining emotions, research indicates that modernity has, in fact, also enabled excess of emotions, nationalism being a prominent example.
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) recently held a session for its students to meet CEOs of different companies from different industries. The disucssion was on the importance of skills that undergraduates must possess when entering the job market—from skills that comprise personality traits such as passion, compassion, empathy, and hard work to skills like research writing, editing, communicating effectively, etc.
Quarterly debates at LUMS
The first Quarterly debate of the session, held on the 25th Of October 2017, was a spectacle of exemplary argumentation and oratorical skills. The motion, “THB that PMLN’s politics are harmful to the civil military relationship”, was vigorously debated upon by the highly accomplished team proposition, comprising of Faizan Haider, Walid Iqbal, and Zahid Hussain, and team opposition, comprising of Malik Muhammed Ahmed Khan, Ejaz Haider, and Umair Rasheed....read more