Sep­tem­ber 27–28, 2018; 
Depart­ment of South Asian Stud­ies, Insti­tute for Asian and African Stud­ies, Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin, Invali­den­straße 118, Berlin.

Conference Program:

Day 1 (Thursday, 2018-09-27):

9:00 — 9:15
Wel­come and Intro­duc­tion.
Ravi Ahu­ja (Göt­tin­gen University)

9:15 — 11:00
Pan­el 1: Entan­gled Knowl­edge: Insti­tu­tions, Actors and Out­comes I
Chair: Ange­li­ka Mali­nar (Zurich University)

  • Mar­tin Christof-Füch­sle (Göt­tin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty): Mis­sion­ary and Mil­i­tary Sources on the Mysore wars from Ger­man Archives

  • Pas­cale Rabault-Feuer­hahn (CNRS, Paris): Pro­fes­sion­al Indol­o­gy. Late 19th cen­tu­ry Ger­man debates about the pos­si­bil­i­ty and legit­i­ma­cy of Indi­an Indo­log­i­cal scholarship.

11:00 — 11:15
Tea Break

11:15 — 13:00
Pan­el 2: Entan­gled Knowl­edge: Insti­tu­tions, Actors and Out­comes II
Chair: Joachim Oester­held (ZMO)

  • Razak Khan (Göt­tin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty): Rethink­ing Trans­la­tion as Entan­gled Archive of Ideas in Glob­al Intel­lec­tu­al History

  • Thi­a­go Pin­to Bar­bosa (ZMO): Fol­low­ing sci­ence mak­ing in entan­gled archives: con­sid­er­a­tions from an actor-net­work approach to under­stand­ing glob­al entan­gle­ments in anthro­po­log­i­cal knowl­edge production

13:00 — 14:00
Lunch Break

14:00 — 15:45
Pan­el 3: Sens­es of Archives
Chair: Michael Mann (Hum­boldt University)

  • Ger­di­en Jonker (Erlan­gen Uni­ver­si­ty): Pri­vate and Fam­i­ly Archives and Writ­ing of Entan­gled Indo-Ger­man His­to­ries

  • Brit­ta Lange (HU): Berlin Sound Archives – Epis­te­molo­gies, Prac­tices and Imaginations

15:45 — 16:00
Tea Break

16:00 — 17:45
Pan­el 4: Ger­mans in India: Entan­gled His­to­ries and Archives
Chair: Ravi Ahu­ja (Göt­tin­gen University)

  • Panikos Panayi (De Mont­fort Uni­ver­si­ty): The Entan­gled British Ger­man and Indi­an Archives: The Case of Ger­man Internees in India dur­ing the First World War

  • Roland Wit­tje (IIT,Madras): Indo-Ger­man Col­lab­o­ra­tion in Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy: The Indi­an Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy Madras

Con­fer­ence Dinner

Day 2 (Friday, 2018-09-28):

10:15 — 12:00
Pan­el 5: Friend­ship, Enmi­ty and Mak­ing of Polit­i­cal Archives
Chair: Van­dana Joshi (Del­hi University)

  • Anan­di­ta Baj­pai (Hum­boldt Uni­ver­si­ty): The Sound of Friend­ship: Warm Wave­lengths of Radio Berlin Inter­na­tion­al dur­ing the Cold War years in India
  • Alexan­der Benatar (Hum­boldt Uni­ver­si­ty): Cold War Rival­ry and Mak­ing of For­eign Min­istry Archives

12:00 — 13:00
Lunch Break

13:30 — 15:15

Pan­el 6: Trust and Coop­er­a­tion
Chair: Heike Liebau (ZMO)

  • Rachel Lee (Lud­wig-Max­i­m­il­ians-Uni­ver­sität München): Cos­mopoli­tan Cir­cu­la­tions in Bom­bay: Otto Koenigs­berg­er, MARG and TIFR
  • Sven­ja von Jan (Göt­tin­gen Uni­ver­si­ty): Ger­man-Indi­an entan­gle­ments of las­car sea­men in Hamburg

15:15 — 15:30
Tea Break

15:30 — 17:30

Round­table Dis­cus­sion on Entan­gled Archives and His­to­ries
Mod­er­a­tor: Rekha Kamath Rajan (Jawa­har­lal Nehru University)

  • Indra Sen­gup­ta (GHI, London)Henning Trüper (Helsin­ki University)Jahnavi Phalkey (Sci­ence Gallery, Bengaluru)Chen Tsoref Ashke­nazi (Hei­del­berg University)Margit Franz (Graz University)


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