"History as Form: Wayward Textbooks. A Conversation with Sarnath Banerjee"

Event date: 
April 2, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:20pm
Speaker(s): 
Sarnath Banerjee
Visiting Belknap Fellow in the Humanities Council, Princeton University
Co-Sponsored by: 
Humanities Council
Audience: 
Public

"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 jloessy@princeton.edu. 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.

Contact: 
Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Art History
Global
Media
Theory of History
Period: 
20th Century
21st Century