SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Postcard Journeys: Image, Text, Media

Postcard Journeys: Image, Text, Media
Dr Stephen Putnam Hughes and Emily Stevenson

Date: 14 September 2018Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 14 September 2018Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: S209

Type of Event: Conference

Organised by Dr Stephen Putnam Hughes and Emily Stevenson, SOAS Anthropology Department, with support from the Economic and Social Research Council and the SOAS South Asia Institute.

9:00 – 9.30 Introduction and Welcome
Tea and Coffee will be served
9.30 – 10.15 Seonaid Rogers (University of Nottingham and the British Museum)
Postcards of Palestine/Israel and the visual construction of place and identity, 1890-1990
10.15 – 11.00 Julia Gillen (Lancaster University)
Writing on early twentieth century British picture postcards: the undivided back
11.00 – 11.45 Emily R Stevenson (SOAS, University of London)
From Madras to Bangalore: Picture Postcard Production Between Global and Local Networks
11.45 – 12.15 Tea and Coffee Break/Chance to visit exhibition in the Brunei Gallery
12.15 – 13.00 Melissa Bennett (Warwick University)
“Of course what is says alone is out of date”: Critical Reflections on the Representation of Colonial Military Outposts in Lieutenant C.D. Harris’ postcards from Jamaica and Sierra Leone
13.00 – 13.45 Prof Clare Harris (University of Oxford)
‘Greetings from Darjeeling’: Image and Inscription in Picture Postcards from a Hill Station in British India
13.45 – 14.45 Lunch
14.45 – 15.30 Dr Megha Rajguru (University of Brighton)
Postcards and the representation of labour class in colonial India
15.30 – 16.15 Dr Stephen Putnam Hughes (SOAS, University of London)
What to do with problematic postcards?
16.15 - 16.30 Tea and Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.15 Dr Annebella Pollen (University of Brighton)
Same Difference: Productive antagonisms in picture postcards
17.15 – 18.00 Prof Elizabeth Edwards (De Montfort University/VARI)
Little marks of ownership: museum postcards 1913-1939

Registeration: Free. Click here to register. 

Organiser: In association with Economic and Social Research Council

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