02/02/2023 - 03/02/2023, HL Roy Memorial Auditorium, Indian   Institute of Chemical Engineers Jadavpur University Main Campus

Organized by:

~ School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University
~ ‘Archives of International Theory, an Intercultural Approach’
~ Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)


Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/mak-aqrf-jye
Session 1: 10:45-12:45
Inauguration and welcome address: Benedetta Zaccarello, Madhuchhanda Sen, and Abhijit Gupta
Chair: Sukanta Chaudhuri, Jadavpur University

  1. Daniel Raveh, Tel Aviv University: The Daya Krishna Archive: Introduction and Context [online]
  2. Nirmalya Narayan Chakrabarti, Rabindra Bharati University: The Lost Age of Scholarship: Navya-Nyaya in Navadvipa [in-person]

Session 2: 1:45 – 3:15

  1. Chair: Madhuchhanda Sen, Jadavpur University
  2. Smita Khator, People’s Archive of Rural India: Re-imagining the archive through the lives of everyday people [in-person]
  3. Benedetta Zaccarello, Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (ITEM, CNRS/ENS Paris): ‘To know, one must imagine’: Georges Didi-Huberman and the archive as an ‘atlas of gestures’ [in-person]

Session 3: 3:45-5:30
Chair: Abhijit Gupta, Jadavpur University

  1. The Endangered Archives Programme: a presentation
  2. Suchismita Ghosh and Moumita Halder, School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University: Two Centuries of Indian Print – Challenges and Opportunities of making Digital Collection Public [in-person]
  3. Laetitia Zecchini, THALIM, CNRS/Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris: About the International Network on Postcolonial Print Cultures and the Indian writer as archivist-activist [online]

5.30-6.30: Visit to the SCTR


Feb 3 2023
Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/bdu-tjon-joe

Session 4: 10:30-12
Chair: Abhijit Roy, Jadavpur University

  1. Moushumi Bhowmik: The Archive as Field and Field as Archive: Found Films of Kirtan from Mainadal [in-person]
  2. Subrata Sinha, St Xavier’s College, Kolkata: Thoughts on a Prehistory of Archiving ‘Bangla Gaan [in-person]

Session 5: 1.15-2.45
Chair: Benedetta Zaccarello, ITEM, CNRS/ENS Paris

  1. Albert Dichy, Institut Mémoires de l’Édition Contemporaine, Caen: Jean Genet: how to publish an unpublishable work [in person]
  2. Ivan Chvatik, The Jan Patočka Archives, Prague: Recording, transcribing, and editing the lectures and seminars of Jan Patočka in 1970’s [online]

Session 6: 3:15-5:30
Chair: Mainak Ghosh, Jadavpur University

  1. Venkata Srinivasan, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore: The Archive as a Site of Public Education and Personal Growth [online]
  2. Sujaan Mukherjee, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata: Trying to Be a Good Host: Reflections on Building an Online Archive [in-person]
  3. Sukanta Chaudhuri, Professor Emeritus, Jadavpur University: The Epistemology of the Archive