The 'Exploring modern South Asian history with visual research methods: theories and practices' conference proposes a rich topic of enquiry in the context of a steadily growing interest in investigating modern history with the help of visual research methods. The conference has three key objectives. The first is to discuss the ways in which visual research methods support the development of new perspectives on modern South Asian history. The second objective is to examine how historians and scholars of visual (digital) culture and visual anthropology can efficiently incorporate representations of South Asian history within the framework of traditional historical scholarship. The third objective is to assess the role of this interdisciplinary research in terms of producing, distributing, re-interpreting and repatriating visual records of South Asian history.
The keynote addresses will be delivered by Prof. Christopher Pinney (Professor of Anthropology and Visual Culture at University College London) and Prof. Marcus Banks (Director, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford). The opening address will be delivered by Prof. Sir C.A. Bayly, Director of the Centre of South Asian Studies.
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