Prof Faser was the chair of a three day International Tagore Conference organised by the Tagore Centre UK at the University of London.
May 2011: Unwordly or all-worldly? Tagore’s educational philosophy at Shantiniketan by Dr Christine Kupfer
Dr Christine Kupfer presented the paper “Unwordly or all-worldly? Tagore’s educational philosophy at Shantiniketan.” at the conference “Shantiniketan-Hellerau: Universalistische Erziehung in der pädagogischen Provinz” [Shantiniketan-Hellerau: Universalist education in the pedagogical province]. This conference was organised by the Centre for South Asia Studies, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Prof Fraser was Adjudicator for an international creative writing competition entitled, ‘Inspired by Tagore’, organised by the British Council in conjunction with Sampad in Birmingham, Jan-April 2011. The entries have been published in an anthology entitled, Inspired by Tagore (UK: British Council and Sampad, 2012).
November 2010: The Shared Ideas of Two Visionaries: Patrick Geddes and Rabindranath Tagore by Prof Bashabi Fraser
Prof Bashabi Fraser was a plenary speaker at an AHRC Symposium on Patrick Geddes and his Circle, under the aegis of the Centre for Scottish and Irish Studies, Aberdeen University, held in Edinburgh. Her talk was “The Shared Ideas of Two Visionaries: Patrick Geddes and Rabindranath Tagore.” Plenary talk at Aberdeen University event Read more
“In the Land of the Tiny Crescent Moon”: Freedom and love for the child in the works of Rabindranath Tagore and Janusz Korczak. This event included a talk and poetry reading by Dr Christine Kupfer; Indian dance and songs organized by DISHAA initiative; and a youth theatre production of scences from “The Post Office” (by Rabindranath Tagore), directed by Monika Rogge. Read more