Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (University of Cambridge)
Susanne Hammacher (Royal Anthropological Institute)
As a preamble to the first international conference on Exploring modern South Asian history with visual research methods, Cambridge, UK, 15-16 March 2013, the Centre of South Asian Studies is organising a seminar series that will introduce the theme of the conference. Several historians and anthropologists will discuss a selection of ethnographic / anthropological films of South Asia in relation to current historiographical methodologies. The series is organised in collaboration with the Royal Anthropological Institute and CRASSH.
Dr Kriti Kapila (King's College London) will launch the seminar series introducing the Exploring modern South Asian history with visual research methods conference with a screening and discussion of the 'Raj Gonds - Reflections in a Peacock Crown' – an anthropological film made in 1982 (dir. Chris Curling, Peter Loizos, and Michael Yorke).