South Asia Archives Conference

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Houston Hall, room 218
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19104

 

South Asia Archives

A conference organized by The South Asia Studies Department

With generous support from the South Asia Center and

Co-sponsorship from the Center for the Advanced Study of India

 

Program --

Venue: 218 Houston Hall

 

Friday, February 24, 1 pm to 6 pm

 

1 to 1:30 pm Lunch
130 to 215 pm Dr. Mahendra Khadgawat (Director, Rajasthan State Archives, Bikaner) — Digitizing the Rajasthan State Archives

2:15 to 3 pm Nur Sobers-Khan (South Asian Collections, British Library) — South Asia Collections and Current Projects at the British Library
3 to 3:30 pm — Q&A

Break — 3:30 to 4 pm
4 to 4:45 pm James Simon (Vice President, Collections, Center for Research Libraries, Chicago) — South Asia Collections and Current Projects at the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago
4:45 to 5:30 pm Pushkar Sohoni — TBA
5:30 to 6 pm — Q&A


Conference dinner for invitees, 6:30 pm, Distrito (Walnut St and 40th St)

 

Saturday, February 25, 9 am to 1 pm


9 to 9:30 am Coffee, light breakfast
9:30 to 10:15 am Mahesh Rangarajan (Department of History, Ashoka University) — Challenges and Opportunities in archiving post-1947 India

10:15 to 10:45 am  — Q&A
10:45 to 11 am — coffee break
11 to 11:45 Mitch Fraas (Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries) — TBA
11:45 to 12:30 Sayan Bhattacharya — TBA
12:30 to 1 pm Q&A
1 pm — conference lunch

 

All faculty and students interested in South Asia archives are welcome.