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SAP Seminar Series: "Pedophilia in the Archive - The Gayer Anderson Twins and their Indian Painting Collection" by Natalia Di Pietrantonio

November 20th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Gayer Anderson twins, Robert Grenville Gayer Anderson and Thomas Gayer Anderson, collected Indian miniature paintings during the height of the British Raj in the 1920s. Unlike early British colonial officers in the eighteenth century, local Indic rulers never gifted paintings or objects to the Gayer Andersons. Rather, the brothers collected based on the premise of “taste,” which wa...


SAP Seminar Series: "Itineraries of Evidence - Refugees and their Displaced Documents of Identity" by Tarangini Sriraman

November 27th, 2017 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

The Partition of India, which brought in its wake a sea of displaced populations, meant that it was not merely refugees and their effects but equally the identity documents that were issued to them prior to migration that suffered from a sense of displacement. Given that the figure of the refugee was alien to the memory of the colonial state, it was hardly surprising that there were no pre-existin...


Global Voices in Education, "Cultural Education and Advocacy on Cornell Campus: the Asian & Asian American Center (A3C) ," Sophie Sidhu

November 29th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Plant Science Building

Room: 143

The Asian & Asian American Center (A3C), founded in 2009, brings together the rich diversity of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student experiences to support a strong and inclusive campus community. The center nurtures positive student-to-student and group-to-group interaction to contribute to the multicultural education of all students and to the social/cultural development...


SAP Seminar Series: "The Memory Card Phenomena in India: Vernacular Music and Download Cultures beyond Internet" by Rahul Mukherjee

February 26th, 2018 - 12:15PM-1:30PM

Location: Uris Hall

Room: G08

Memory cards are flash memory devices that enable storage and circulation of music in audio and video formats. In regions where the Internet bandwidth necessary to stream content is unavailable, people go to “download vendors” who put content onto memory cards and memory sticks. After the cassette and DVD revolutions, from 2010-2015, music enthusiasts increasingly started listening to...

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