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1. Project & Book Launch, 2. Workshop, Delhi, March 2024

From the 21st to the 22nd of March 2024, MIDA in coop­er­a­tion with the Max Weber Forum for South Asian Stud­ies, New Del­hi (MWF Del­hi) held two events in Del­hi: 21.03.2024 — Pub­lic Lec­ture and Book Launch Time: 15.00 — 20.00 hrs Venue: India Inter­na­tion­al Cen­tre (IIC), New Del­hi 1. Mod­ern India in Ger­man Archives 1706–1989: Intro­duc­tion to […]

Private Film Screening – The Sound of Friendship, 08th September, 2022

After sev­er­al suc­cess­ful pri­vate screen­ings in Ger­many and India and very pos­i­tive feed­back in the inter­na­tion­al press, we are hap­py to announce that the film is now also being shown to an Amer­i­can audi­ence. On the 8th of Sep­tem­ber, 2022, a pri­vate screen­ing of the film fol­lowed by a Q&A ses­sion with Anan­di­ta Baj­pai, the […]

Private Film Screenings & Book Launch – The Sound of Friendship & Cordial Cold War

After the pre­miere and sev­er­al pri­vate screen­ings in Ger­many as well as the pos­i­tive feed­back in the inter­na­tion­al press, Anan­di­ta Bajpai’s film “The Sound of Friend­ship: Warm Wave­lengths in a Cold, Cold War” was final­ly shown in India as well. The first event was orga­nized and fund­ed by The M.S. Mer­ian – R. Tagore Inter­na­tion­al Centre […]

Launch of the MIDA Online Research Portal

The fol­low­ing report was first released in July 2019 as part of the ZMO Bul­letin No. 36. In the fifth year of its exis­tence, the DFG-fund­ed, long-term project MIDA (Mod­ernes Indi­en in Deutschen Archiv­en 1706–1989) cel­e­brat­ed the launch of its online research por­tal (Recherchep­or­tal; A pub­lic event was held on May 10 at the […]

Entangled Archives: Perspectives from Modern India in German Archives (Report)

Entan­gled Archives: Per­spec­tives from Mod­ern India in Ger­man Archives, 27.09.2018 9:00–19:00, 28.09.2018 9:00–18:00, Depart­ment of South Asian Stud­ies, Insti­tute for Asian and African Stud­ies, Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin, Invali­den­straße 118, Berlin. The first two Pan­els were ded­i­cat­ed to dif­fer­ent insti­tu­tions and actors whose actions can be  raced through Ger­man archives. In Pan­el 1, which was chaired […]

Workshop zur Eröffnung der 1. Projektphase: 5.–6. November 2015

Am 5. und 6. Novem­ber 2015 fand am Leib­niz-Zen­trum Mod­ern­er Ori­ent, Kirch­weg 33, 14129 Berlin der Work­shop zur Eröff­nung des 1. Abschnitts der Pro­jek­t­phase des Langfristvorhabens statt. Den Auf­takt bildete der öffentliche Vor­trag von Dr. Indra Sen­gup­ta, GHI Lon­don: Schol­ar­ly Inter­lop­ers? Ger­man Indol­o­gists, British India and Colo­nial Knowl­edge: Using Ger­man uni­ver­si­ty archives to study modern […]

Eröffnungsworkshop 30.–31. Januar 2015 (Bericht)

Am 30. und 31. Jan­u­ar 2015 fand am Sem­i­nar für Südasien-Stu­di­en, Insti­tut für Asien- und Afrikawis­senschaften, Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin die Eröff­nungskon­ferenz des DFG-geförderten Langfrist­pro­jek­ts “Das mod­erne Indi­en in deutschen Archiv­en, 1706–1989” statt. Das Pro­jekt hat offiziell am 1. Novem­ber 2014 begonnen, wobei die Forschun­gen arbeit­steilig an drei in Göt­tin­gen und Berlin ansäs­si­gen Part­n­er-Insti­­tu­­tio­­nen durchge­führt werden. […]