SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Fielding Histories: Photography and Archaeology in British India

Dr Sudeshna Guha (Cambridge University)

Date: 10 March 2010Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 10 March 2010Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B104

Type of Event: Seminar

I shall explore aspects of histories of photography within early archaeological practices in India, and photography’s shaping of the archaeological praxis. My focus will be on photography’s creations of the archaeological epistemology, and to some extent on histories of South Asian archaeology, of which their photographic representations offer a complex and nuanced historiography. My aims are to position the role of photography within archaeology, and the intervention of photography within archaeology’s evidentiary terrain.

Organiser: Crispin Branfoot

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