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Workshop 2016 / Kolkata programme here

Here is the tentative programme for Workshop 2016, Second Cities of Empire. upcoming at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, and Presidency University, Kolkata. The workshop will run from 8-9 February, with possible field trips to points of interest in colonial Calcutta on 10 February.

For further information, email Professor Rosinka Chaudhuri, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, rosinka@cssscal.org or Professor Mary Ellis Gibson, University of Glasgow, Mary.Gibson@glasgow.ac.uk

Programme Schedule for Workshop 2016:

Second Cities in the Circuits of Empire: Calcutta / Glasgow

Programme Schedule for Conference:
Second Cities in the Circuits of Empire: Calcutta / Glasgow
8th – 9th February, 2016

Day One at the CSSSC: 8th February 2016

10.30 am – 10.45 am: Tea
10.45 am – 11.00 am: Brief welcome address

First Session: 11 am – 1 pm
Chair: Swapan Chakravarty (Presidency University)
11.00 am to 11.45 am: Dan White (University of Toronto)
Title: Painted Cities of Empire
11.45 am to 12.30 pm: Sambudha Sen (Shiv Nadar University)
Title: Re -visioning the colonial city: Calcutta, London and the aesthetics of hybridity
12.30 pm to 1.00 pm: Discussion

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm – Lunch
Second Session (Student Panel): 2.00pm to 3.30 pm
Chair: Rosinka Chaudhuri (CSSSC)
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm: Christopher Kelleher (University of Toronto)
Title: Henry Derozio’s Don Juanics and the Call to Conversion in Nineteenth-Century Calcutta
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm: Ariktam Chatterjee (CSSSC)
Title: Scottish Presbytarians in early 19th Century Bengal
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm: Cleo Roberts (UKIERI Ph.D. Researcher, Jadavpur University)
Title: Glaswegian Artist in Calcutta: William Simpson’s Documentation of the Ganges
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Discussion

4.00 pm – 4.15 pm: Tea

Third Session: 4.15 pm – 5.45 pm
Chair: Lakshmi Subramaniam (CSSSC)
4.15 pm – 4.45 pm: Mary Ellis Gibson (University of Glasgow)
Title: John Leyden’s Orientalist Enlightenment c. 1810
4.45 pm to 5.15 pm: Tapati Guha Thakurta (CSSSC)
Title: TBA
5.15 pm-5.45 pm: Discussion

Day Two at Presidency University: 9th February 2016

First Session: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
Chair: Malabika Sarkar (ex Vice Chancellor, Presidency University)
11.00 am to 11.45 am: Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow)
Title: Frances Buchanan’s Survey of South East Bengal (1798)
11.45 am to 12.30 pm: John Mathew (ISER, Pune)
Title: Buchanan’s Barrackpore Menagerie
12.30 pm to 1.00 pm: Discussion

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm – Lunch

Second Session: 2.00pm to 3.30 pm
Chair: Parimala Rao (JNU)
2.00 pm-2.30 pm: TBA
2.30 pm-3.00 pm: Kate Teltscher (University of Roehampton)
Title: Cataloguing the Resources of the Empire: George Watt’s Dictionary
3.00 pm-3.30 pm: Discussion

3.30 pm-3.45 pm: Tea

Third Session: 3.45 pm-5.45 pm
Chair: Nigel Leask
3.45 pm-4.30 pm: Parimala Rao
Title: Seven Scotsmen of the Bombay Presidency
4.30 pm to 5.15 pm: Sujaan Mukherjee
Title: TBA
5.15 pm-5.45 pm: Discussion

5.45 pm-6.00 pm: Valedictory Address by Swapan Chakravarty