Thematic Lecture Series

Thematic Lecture Series of Department of Anthropology


Sr. No. Guest Speaker Date Topic
1 Dr. Shah Heer Ellahi 25-January-2018 Cultural Imperialism 'Ideas and Debates'
2 Ms. Shakeela Ibrahim 26-January-2018 Role of Modernization in Changing Social Structure of Society
3 Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro 29-November-2019 Religion in Tharparkar: An Anthropological Perspective
4 Ms. Zakia Batool Najafi 29-November-2019 The Philosophy of Islam and Existentialism
5 Ms. Maryam Noor 23-December-2019 Anthropology and Development: Contemporary Practices
6 Dr Aneela Sultana 23-November-2020 Sensitization Session with Students on Social Resilience in Digitalizing World
7 Ms. Shagufta Hamid Ali 31-March-2021 Agricultural Anthropology and Rural Development: Heritage and Farming

Thematic Lecture by Ms. Shagufta Hamid Ali (Anthropology Department, PMAS-AAUR)


Date: 31-March-2021

Topic: Agricultural Anthropology and Rural Development: Heritage and Farming

The Department of Anthropology (DOA) organized the sixth lecture in its Thematic lecture series with the collaboration of DAS, PMAS-AAUR. Ms. Shagufta Hamid Ali Lecturer from Department of Anthropology PMAS-AAUR delivered the online lecture through Zoom software, wherein 92 students and officials participated as listeners. The lecture was scheduled on 31st of March, 2021. Lecture started at 02:00 pm and was concluded at 03:00 pm.



Thematic Lecture by Dr. Aneela Sultana (QAU)


Date: 23-November-2020

Topic: Sensitization Session with Students on Social Resilience in Digitalizing World

Department of Anthropology in collaboration with QAU, Baharia Univerity and US Mission in Pakistan organized sensitization session with 11 universities of twin cities, approaching 550 students to sensitize them on “Social Resilience in Digitalizing World”. Dr. Aneela Sultana from Department of Anthropology QAU, Ms. Sohima Anzak from Bahria University, and Ms. Mahwish Zeeshan Lecturer from Department of Anthropology PMAS-AAUR delivered the lecture in the main seminar hall. Lecture started at 02:00 pm and was concluded at 4:00 pm.



Thematic Lecture by Ms. Maryam Noor from Human Development Research Foundation


Date: 23-December-2019

Topic: Anthropology and Development: Contemporary Practices

The Department of Anthropology (DOA) organized the fifth lecture in its Thematic lecture series. Ms. Maryam Noor was invited by the DOA to deliver the lecture on the topic of ‘Anthropology and Development: Contemporary Practices '. The lecture was scheduled on 23rd of December, 2019. Lecture started at 10:00 am and was concluded at 12:00 pm.

Thematic Lecture by Ms. Zakia Batool Najafi (PIDE, Islamabad)


Date: 29-November-2019

Topic: The Philosophy of Islam and Existentialism

The fourth guest lecture from thematic lecture series was organized by Department of Anthropology (DOA) PMAS-AAUR on 29th of November, 2019. Internationally Famed Scholar Ms. Zakia Batool Najafi was invited by the department of Anthropology for Thematic Lecture on the topic of "The Philosophy of Islam and Existentialism". The lecture started at 02:00 pm and was concluded at 4:00 pm.



Thematic Lecture by Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro (PIDE, Islamabad)


Date: 29-November-2019

Topic: Religion in Tharparkar: An Anthropological Perspective

Department of Anthropology, PMAS-AAUR organized the third guest lecture from its thematic lecture series. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro from Department of Development Studies in the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad was invited by DOA to deliver the lecture on the topic of ‘Religion in Tharparkar: An Anthropological Perspective’. The lecture was scheduled on 29th of November. The lecture started at 11:00 am and was concluded at 1:00 pm.



Thematic Lecture by Ms. Shakeela Ibrahim Raja (COMSATS University ISB)


Date: 26-January-2018

Topic: Role of Modernization in Changing Social Structure of Society

Department of Anthropology organized the second lecture from its thematic lecture series. Ms. Shakeela Ibrahim Raja from COMSATS University, Islamabad was invited by DOA to deliver the lecture on the topic of 'Role of Modernization in Changing Social Structure of Society'. The lecture was scheduled on 26th of January and the venue for the lecture was Main Seminar Hall. The lecture started at 10:00 am and was concluded at 12:00 am.



Thematic Lecture by Dr. Shah Heer Ellahi from Bahria University.


Date: 25-January-2018

Topic: Cultural Imperialism 'Ideas and Debates'

The Department of Anthropology (DOA) organized the first lecture in its Thematic lecture series. Dr. Shah Heer Ellahi was invited by the DOA to deliver the lecture on the topic of 'Cultural Imperialism: Ideas and Debate'. The lecture was scheduled on 25th of January and the lecture was delivered in the main seminar hall. Lecture started at 10:00 am and was concluded at 12:00 pm.