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Visual Constructions of South Asia (2015-16)

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This annual seminar series is part of the ‘Visual Language and South Asian History’ Programme convened by Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (Clare Hall College and Centre of South Asian Studies). The Programme also includes the annual course on ‘Visual Rhetoric and modern South Asian history’ (Cambridge,

The aims of ‘Visual Constructions of South Asia’ seminar series are twofold. First, to introduce Cambridge under-/postgraduate students, academic staff, researchers at different career stages and visiting scholars to the ways in which visual research methods support the development of new perspectives on South Asian history and culture. Second, to align the University of Cambridge prospectus to contemporary developments and programs in visual culture and South Asian studies.

Each seminar takes place on alternate Thursdays, 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m, in S2 seminar room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge (unless otherwise stated). The dates for the 2015-16 seminar series are as follows: 15th October, 29th October, 12th November 2015; 21st April, 5th May, 19th May, and 2nd June 2016.

Information about the previous eleven seminars (2014-15) is available at

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If you have a question about this list, please contact: Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes. If you have a question about a specific talk, click on that talk to find its organiser.

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In the shadow of Mt Kailash: The politics of visual constructions in a trans-boundary cultural landscapes

UserAbhimanyu Pandey, Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative & ICIMOD.

HouseS2 Seminar Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, 7 West Rd..

ClockThursday 12 November 2015, 15:00-17:00

The Imperial Aesthetic: Photography, Samuel Bourne and the Indian Peoples in the post-Mutiny era

UserDr Xavier Guégan, Senior Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial History, University of Winchester.

HouseS2 Seminar Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, 7 West Rd..

ClockThursday 29 October 2015, 16:00-18:00

'Savages’ in Sketchbooks: Tribal Portraits of Colonial India

UserAnshul Avijit, PhD Candidate in History of Art, King's College, University of Cambridge,.

HouseS3 Seminar Room, Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, 7 West Rd..

ClockFriday 23 October 2015, 17:00-19:00

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