Workshop ‘Benjamin Schultze‘s dialogue book on Madras. A critical approach to a cultural-historical missionary source’


01. & 02.03.2022

Work­shop organ­ised by MIDA, (Das Mod­erne Indi­en in Deutschen Archiv­en) in Coop­er­a­tion with the Franck­esche Stiftun­gen, Halle.

Intro­duc­tion

Ben­jamin Schultze (1689–1760) was one of the most pro­lif­ic, but also most con­tro­ver­sial mis­sion­ar­ies of the Dan­ish Eng­lish-Halle Mis­sion, which worked in South India in the 18th and ear­ly 19th cen­tu­ry. His con­ver­sa­tion book »The Large And Renowned Town Of The Eng­lish Nation In The East-Indies Upon The Coast Of Coro­man­del, Madras Or Fort St. George, […]« was orig­i­nal­ly writ­ten in Eng­lish and Tel­ugu (in 1730). Lat­er, in 1750, it appeared in two print­ed ver­sions, one with a Ger­man, the oth­er with an Eng­lish text. The work­shop approach­es this mis­sion­ary source com­pre­hen­sive­ly from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­pli­nary per­spec­tives and explores the poten­tial of a crit­i­cal source-relat­ed pub­li­ca­tion. It is orga­nized with­in the DFG-fund­ed long term project Mod­ern India in Ger­man Archives in coop­er­a­tion with the Francke Foun­da­tions in Halle (www.francke-halle.de/en).

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The work­shop will take place online.

Con­tact
Dr. Tobias Delfs (HU Berlin) tobias.delfs[at]hu-berlin.de
Dr. Heike Liebau (ZMO Berlin) heike.liebau[at]zmo.de