Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Wed, 2020-04-22
Expert faculty at the Mushtaq Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences have closely observed the spread of the Coronavirus in Pakistan. Drawing from their expertise and observations they have published articles about the socio-political impact of the pandemic in both local and international...
Tue, 2020-04-21
Dr. Ali Raza, Associate Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at LUMS, has recently published a book titled Revolutionary Pasts: Communist Internationalism in Colonial India (Cambridge University Press, March 2020).  In this book, Dr. Ali...
Mon, 2020-04-13
Faculty at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Social Sciences and Humanities continue to publish their research on a variety of subjects ranging from Feminism to Economies in South Asia. A list of the publications and their abstracts is as follows: Dr. Nida Kirmani, Associate Professor ‘Can Fun...
Fri, 2020-04-10
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at LUMS co-organised a workshop on cities with colleagues from the American University in Cairo. The workshop on ‘Everyday Life in Times of Ruination’, held at LUMS on March 12 and 13, combined a discussion of AbdouMaliq...
Fri, 2020-02-21
Continuing with its endeavour to make the visual arts more accessible to the LUMS community, the Gurmani Centre of Literature and Languages organised a calligraphy exhibition this semester. Man Pardêsî Jai Thee-ai (if the self suffers exile), an exhibition of calligraphy by Shah Abdullah Alamee....
Fri, 2020-02-21
Three faculty members from the Department of History at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of  Humanities and Social Sciences have been awarded prestigious fellowships for the year 2020-21. Dr. Waqar Zaidi, Associate Professor has been offered a Membership at the School of Social Science at the...
Tue, 2020-02-18
A 10-member team from Pakistan participated in the South Asian Economics Students’ Meet (SAESM) 2020, which took place in Khatmandu, Nepal, from January 21 – 26. Team Pakistan comprised of nine students from LUMS and one from the Lahore School of Economics (LSE). Amongst them, Muhammad Fateh Farhan...
Thu, 2020-02-13
On February 3, 2020, the Dean's Office MGSHSS at LUMS organized a talk by Dr. Chris Moffat titled ‘Thinking with Unfinished Buildings – Between Construction and Ruination in Lahore’. The talk reflected on the history, revival, and incompletion of the Bab-e-Pakistan memorial complex since its...
Thu, 2020-01-30
On January 16, 2020, the Mahbub ul Haq Research Center, LUMS organized a book colloquium with authors Dr. Shandana Mohmand (IDS, Sussex) and Dr. Ammara Maqsood (UCL). Dr. Mohmand is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Dr. Maqsood is a Lecturer...
Wed, 2019-12-11
Alumni from the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS continue to make their alma mater proud. Khadija Zaidi, BA English ’18, is currently working as an Editorial Assistant for renowned Policy Analyst and senior journalist, Raza Ahmad Rumi. She will also be a part...
Wed, 2019-12-11
LUMS faculty members from the Departments of Economics and Electrical Engineering recently participated in a Workshop, “Promoting Green Growth and Technology in Food-Water and Energy Nexus for OIC Countries – Challenges and Opportunities” held at the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry and...
Fri, 2019-11-22
Dr. Ali Raza and Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi, Associate Professors at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, have curated a first of its kind Digital Archive at LUMS. A collaboration with the Technology and Peace Initiative (TPI), the Archive is a research repository that aims...
Tue, 2019-11-19
Dr. Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at LUMS, has recently published a book titled ‘Youth and the National Narrative. Education, Terrorism and the Security State in Pakistan’. The book is a unique window into how...
Thu, 2019-10-24
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) organised its Dean’s Honour List ceremony on October 18, 2019. The event, held annually, recognises the outstanding academic achievements of students for the academic year 2018-19. Faculty members from the School also...
Thu, 2019-10-17
An exceptional team from LUMS was honoured with the Brian Shackel Award at INTERACT 2019. The team included Suleman Shahid, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Director of the Computer Human Interaction and Social Experience Lab (CHISEL), along with three students, Rabiah Arshad and Murtaza...
Sat, 2019-10-05
Fake news or misinformation on social media platforms is a growing phenomenon in the world and can have a profound social, economic, and political impact on societies ranging from election interference, polarisation, and violence. This problem is particularly challenging in developing countries...
Fri, 2019-09-27
LUMS has been ranked the number 1 University in Pakistan, among the top 50 in Asia, and top 200 globally according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Ranking 2020. This is a remarkable achievement for LUMS and reaffirms that students at the University are receiving a...
Fri, 2019-09-13
The eighth LUMS Young Writers Workshop took place from August 5-9, 2019. Organised and conducted by Bilal Tanweer, Associate Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the annual workshop is the only residential creative writing workshop in Pakistan....
Thu, 2019-09-12
Making the whole country proud, the short film, Darling, directed by LUMS alum Saim Sadiq won the Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Darling, the first Pakistani film to be nominated and to have won at the Venice Film Festival, tells the story of a...
Wed, 2019-09-04
Dr. Saba Pirzadeh, Assistant Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, completed a research fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany from June-August 2019. Her project focused...
Tue, 2019-09-03
Faculty member of the Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) Minor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS), Dr. Zebunnisa Hamid, has been selected to be part of Pakistan’s Oscar Selection Committee this year. The Committee includes preeminent members...
Fri, 2019-08-23
Lifetime Learning @LUMS celebrated the achievements of 300 successful graduates at the closing ceremony of its 9th session on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Dr. Kamran Asdar Ali, Interim Provost, LUMS and Dean, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences was the Guest of Honour at...
Thu, 2019-08-22
The Gurmani Center for Languages and Literature has published its annual student magazine, Numūd, Volume 8, 2019. Numūd is the only student magazine in Pakistan which contains contributions solely from the students of its parent institution, LUMS. The Editorial Board of the magazine consists of...
Wed, 2019-08-21
The Gurmani Centre of Languages and Literature held a one-day workshop on August 3 designed to assist Pakistani students applying to humanities graduate schools in the United States and Canada. Led and organised by Dr. Maryam Wasif Khan (LUMS), Dr. Jennifer Dubrow (University of Washington), Zain...
Mon, 2019-07-29
The Advanced Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI), a holistic four-week, fully funded academic residential programme, served the diverse LUMS community for the second year by helping enrolled students, who were struggling academically, re-integrate and adapt to the challenging structure and rigour of...
Tue, 2019-07-23
Ghoomo Phirro organized the Walled City Scavenger Hunt for MGSHSS students of Advanced Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI, 2019) on July 5, 2019 .  A thrilling chase through the narrow streets of the walled city in search of hidden havelis, lassi stalls, spice bazaars, and delicious food joints...
Tue, 2019-07-23
Ghoomo Phirro organized a cultural excursion to Ganda Singh Border and Kasur city for the Advance Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI, 2019) students of MGSHSS on Friday, June 28, 2019. The program is geared towards helping students who are falling through the cracks and need help establishing a...
Tue, 2019-07-23
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) organized first Ice-cream Social for Advance Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI, 2019) on Wednesday, June 26, (PDC first floor), where students gathered together in the company of instructors, peers, mentors and musicians who...
Fri, 2019-07-19
LUMS alumna, Fiza Farhan, BSc Economics (Class of 2007) continues to make her alma mater proud. She contributes to development agendas in a wide variety of areas that she is passionate about, including women empowerment, climate change, inclusive development and gender equality. Her...
Sun, 2019-06-30
LUMS held its 31st Convocation ceremony on Sunday, June 30, 2019.  With 1034 students receiving degrees, this was the University’s largest Convocation ceremony, to date.  Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister of Pakistan’s special assistant and Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and...