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Disputation: Athithan Jayapalan

Master Athithan Jayapalan at the Department of Social Anthropology and the Museum of Cultural History will be defending the thesis: Constructing Dhammadipa: Cultural heritage, archaeology and Sinhala Buddhist hegemony in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province.

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Digital Public Defence

In order to attend this public defence you can download zoom or use your browser. Please also familiarise yourself with information for anyone who wishes to attend a digital defence


Ex auditorio-questions: The chair of defence will invite anyone who wishes to serve as an ex auditorio to do so by writing in the chat or give signal by clicking on  "Raise hand".

Join the public defence the 3rd of March at 12pm

Trial Lecture

Title: “Heritage and memorialization among Tamils in Sri Lanka and the diaspora”. 


Adjudication Committee

  • Associate Professor Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
  • Professor Jonathan Spencer, School of Social and Political Science, the University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Camilla Orjuela, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

Chair of Defence

Professor Ingjerd Hoëm, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo


About the thesis


Published Feb. 11, 2021 10:55 AM - Last modified Mar. 30, 2022 2:03 PM