European University Institute Bodies across borders: oral and visual memory in Europe and beyond
Bodies across borders: oral and visual memory in Europe and beyond

19-20 May 2016, Lectures on Memory and Visuality, Florence

The intersection between visuality, memory and politics is a crucial field of inquiry for the BABE research project, calling attention to the historical processes through which practices of mobility and border regulation have reconfigured the European space after 1989.
The two invited lecturers aim to enlarge our methodological perspective by discussing research fields and approaches based on colonial and postcolonial India. They will explore how visual meanings were generated and transformed in relation to the geopolitics of empire and to the national self-making of post-colonial India, and will shed light on the cultural and institutional relations shaping political spaces. Furthermore, their contributions will discuss how protocols of personal identification as well as the visualization of material/imagined borders reflect multiple temporalities.
Thursday 19 May
Film in the Archive of Mediatized Politics 
by Professor Ravi Vasudevan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi)
Friday 20 May
The ‘Look’ of the Document: The Colonial Subject in Transit, British India, 1882-1921
by Professor Radhika Singha (Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)