"History as Form: Wayward Textbooks. A Conversation with Sarnath Banerjee"
Sarnath Banerjee, Visiting Belknap Fellow in the Humanities Council, Princeton University
Gyan Prakash, Princeton University
"History as Form" is a lunchtime conversation with Gyan Prakash on history as a form by exchanging ideas on the interpretation of visual evidence. The seminar’s goal would be explore and develop ideas on the place of photographs, prints, drawings, newspaper articles and other objects in the form of history as knowledge.
To attend, RSVP to Jennifer Loessy at [email protected]. A light lunch will be provided.
Sarnath Banerjee is a Berlin-based visual artist, filmmaker, writer, and a Visiting Belknap Fellow in the Humanities Council, hosted in the Department of History and the Program in South Asian Studies. His work ranges a variety of different topics, extending from urban life, neoliberalism, power, masculinity, rumor, scandal, class system, religion, and the uncanny. Running through his work in different forms, however, is a persistently searching concern with history.