Colloquium: The Body in Colonial India



Illustration: Tashrih al-aqvam, an account of origins and occupations of some of the sects, castes and tribes of India. Caption: ‘Two men wrestling.’ Written at Hansi Cantonment, Hissar District, eighty-five miles north-west of Delhi for Colonel James Skinner. 1825. London, British Library.

Colloquium Date: July 7, 2018

Please join us for the Body in Colonial India Colloquium. Registration is free (including lunch) but space is limited. Please register by June 29, 2018. If you are interested in registering please complete the registration form through the link at the bottom of the page. Spaces will be held on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Address: Goldsmiths, The University of London, Chesterman Room

Event Schedule:

10:00-10:15 registration and tea/coffee
10:15-10:30: Opening remarks
10:30-11:30: Erica Wald, ‘Leisurely bodies: shaping social lives, spare time and respectability in colonial India’
11:45-12:45: Kate Imy, ‘Purifying the black waters: Ritual quarantine and Nepalese soldiers’ bodies in colonial India’
1:00-2:00: Lunch
2:15-3:15: Teresa Segura-Garcia, ‘Embodying Indian childhood: Children’s bodies and photography in the colonial period’
3:30-5:00 roundtable (Dr Nabaparna Ghosh, Babson College; Dr Laura Lammasniemi, Warwick, Dr Kanika Sharma, SOAS; Arnab Chakraborty, York; Sarbajit Mitra, SOAS; Bilal “Zenab” Ahmed, SOAS; Sinjini Chatterjee, SOAS)

Students and early career researchers may be eligible to receive travels support thorugh the SSHM: 

This event is being sponsored by the Royal Historical Society, the Society for the Social History of Medicine, UNT-International, and Goldsmiths. Special thanks to Julia Hauser (Kassel).

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