India Study Centre Cork (ISCC)

Prof Amarjiva Lochan appointed Visiting Professor

Prof Amarjiva Lochan is appointed Visiting Professor at India Study Centre Cork (ISCC) from January 2017 to March 2018, School of Asian Studies , University College Cork(UCC), Ireland

Apart from his advisory position at ISCC, Prof Amarjiva Lochan has the following functions:
Executive Committee Member, IAHR (International Association for the History of Religions) under the CIPSH, UNESCO
President,SSEASR(South & Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture & Religion)
Consultative Committee,IASS(International Association for Sanskrit Studies), France
Teaching at the University of Delhi, India
Adviser, Research Inst. of Languages & Civilisations of Asia, Mahidol University

ISCC Conference:'Making Connections on the Margins. Perspectives on Indigenous and vernacular India' Venice 4/12/2015

ISCC Venice Conference Poster

ISCC Venice Conference Programme

ISCC Venice Conference short programme

India Study Centre Launch Programme

launch programme sheet

launch programme

India Study Centre Cork (ISCC) at School of Asian Studies, UCC

India Study Centre Cork (ISCC) at School of Asian Studies, UCC

School of Asian Studies at UCC will launch an India Study Centre in February 12th 2015. The purpose of a formal launch of an India Study Centre Cork (ISCC) is to make visible the already existing strong India research and teaching structure at the School of Asian Studies, at UCC.  

The India Study Centre Cork focuses on the study of contemporary cultural, religious and socio-political dimensions of contemporary India. It strongly relates to already established research centres and networks at School of Asian Studies and Study of Religions Department: such as the Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Center (MEWSC) and Adivasi Religions and Society network (ARS) as well historical India research (

Since 2011 the School of Asian Studies, Study of Religions Department, developed a strong India focus. Several India related workshops, cultural events, public lectures and conferences have been organised and introduced India Studies to Ireland. The scope ranges from cultural performances to international conferences among which several are listed below:

The Journey Within – Gitanjali, Yeats and Tagore 100 Years on 13 March 2014

Swami Vivekandana – 150 yeas on cum exhibition “From Naren to Swamiji- A journey through line paintings” on 2nd December 2013, University College Cork Vivekananda -150 years on poster

Launch of Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre (MEWSC) cum workshop Indigenous Aesthetics and Marginalised Knowledge Systems, 30th Sept -1 Oct 2013 Launch of Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre (MEWSC) programme

Ireland-India-Asia: Entangled Histories and Cultural Processes. An International conference organised by Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and School of Asian Studies, University College Cork, Ireland Venue:  JNU Convention Centre, New Delhi Date:  Monday 28 – Tuesday 29 October 2013 JNU Conference Poster

Adivasi religions – dialogues with the divine. An international workshop on an emerging new research topic in Study of Religions, University College Cork, 1-2 October 2012 Adivasi Religions ws poster

The launch of an India Study Centre Cork (ISCC) at School of Asian Studies, UCC aims at developing a basis for a broad socio-cultural approach to the study of contemporary India and its cultural, social, religious, historical and political dynamics.

The India Study Centre Cork (ISCC) attempts to comply with aims of the Association of the European India Study Centres (

ISCC aims at:

1) the enhancement and promotion of Indo-European Academic Relations and Studies

2) the establishment of a European academic network serving that purpose

3) the achievement of synergy effects in research, teaching, personnel, curricular planning and funding

4) the cooperation with Indian Institutions of Higher Education

5) increase of India research outreach


The launch of the India Study Centre Cork (ISCC) will be accompanied by an international workshop:

“Medialising Tradition –South Asia Transformations”

The workshop critically discusses the role of media ranging from sound, body, text, photography, video and film informing the socio-political dynamics and change of contemporary India. 


ISCC Chair: Dr Lidia Guzy, Lecturer Contemporary South Asian Religions, UCC,

ISCC Co-Chair: Dr Christopher Shepard, Vice-Chair India Strategy group, UCC,

India and the Balkans

India and the Balkans

Study of Religions Department

Staidéar Reiligiún

Room 2.22, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, College Road, Cork, T12 ND89