CONF-PROG Technologies of print in South & Southeast Asia: the social history of modes of production

Vaibhav Singh Announcement
United Kingdom
Subject Fields
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies

Technologies of print in South & Southeast Asia: the social history of modes of production

An international conference to be held at the Royal Asiatic Society, London 
26 March 2019
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Conference programme:

MICHAL HASSON (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Minority printing and the theatre in colonial India

BORNA IZADPANAH (University of Reading)
Simplified Urdu: Nasta’liq type for mechanical composition and the question of ownership

RITIKA PRASAD (University of North Carolina)
Producing knowledge, organizing information: the colonial Native Newspaper Reports

EPSITA HALDER (Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
Bangla Qur’an in the marketplace: a paratextual reading of translation, distribution, and consumption of the sacred

VAIBHAV SINGH (University of Reading)
Legitimizing movable type in colonial Bombay: Javaji Dadaji’s typefoundry and the Nirnaya Sagar Press

WEI JIN DARRYL LIM (University of Reading)
Altering the script: evangelical networks of print and missionary exceptionalism in maritime Southeast Asia

ZEINAB AZARBADEGAN (Columbia University)
‘Adornment of the lands’: entangled geographies of Persian lithographs in Bombay

EMILY M.K. MÜLLER (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)
Hide and seek: how UV reflectance reveals secrets about Indian chromolithographs in The Met’s collection

AD STIJNMAN (Independent scholar)
Nihon Dôbanga: the Japanese school of etching, 1783–1900

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