Laetitia Zecchini, "About the International Network on Postcolonial Print Cultures and the Indian Writer as Archivist-Activist" The Archive as Knowledge Site : The Experience of Europe and India

Intervenant : Laetitia Zecchini

Programme : International Research Network on Postcolonial Print Cultures

Jadavpur University, Calcutta, Inde

(horaires Calcutta Inde, journée d’étude intégralement retransmise en ligne)

International workshop
Feb 2-3, 2023

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

HL Roy Memorial Auditorium, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
Jadavpur University Main Campus

Feb 2, 2023
Meeting link :

Registration and tea 10:15-10:45
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]

Lunch 12:45-1:45 [Faculty Club]

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]

Coffee : 3:15-3:45
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 :

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]

Lunch : 12-1.15

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]

Coffee 2.45-3:15

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