Events

  • Fri
    16
    Nov
    2018

    Thinking in the Times of Digital Technology

    6:30 pm@ the seagull space.B23 Maharani Bagh [Annexe]

  • Mon
    24
    Sep
    2018

    Writing a Shared History: the pasts of India and Pakistan

    6:00 pmthe seagull space. B23 Maharani Bagh, New Delhi

    Neeladri Bhattacharya, Chief Advisor of the NCERT Textbooks, in conversation with Pallavi Raghavan, Associate Professor of History, Jindal University, and Ali Usman Qasmi, Associate Professor of History, LUMS, on their experience of designing and virtually co-teaching an under graduate course to students in India and Pakistan.

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018

    Reading Partition Literature from the Subcontinent

    6:00 pmThe Seagull Space

    A Daak and History for Peace initiative

    The partition was a momentous occasion, both politically and emotionally, for people of all faiths and social standing. From poets to politicians, the great thinkers on both sides of the border expressed the pain of separation and starting a new life amidst a landscape of violence, loss and nostalgia.

    On the 72nd anniversary of the Partition, we bring you an evening of some prose and poetry to commemorate the event by reliving memories handed down to us in text.

    Venue: The Seagull Space, Maharani Bagh [Annexe]

     

     

  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018

    The Many Lives of Aurangzeb

    7:00 pmStein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre

     

     

     

     

     

     

    An illustrated lecture by Audrey Truschke

  • Wed
    08
    Aug
    2018

    Contemporary Views on Cultures of the 2nd Millenium AD

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Seagull Space

    In conversation: Romila Thapar, Irfan Habib, Audrey Truschke

    at The Seagull Space

    23B, Maharani Bagh [ Annexe]

    Wednesday, 8 August 2018

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    A History for Peace event

  • Fri
    03
    Aug
    2018
    Sun
    05
    Aug
    2018

    The Idea of Culture

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tollygunge Club, Calcutta

    The Idea of Culture: the fourth annual International Conference on Teaching History

    At History for Peace we are preoccupied with how History is being taught to our future generation—because history is a way of understanding the world around us. It is also a way of understanding the world in us. History, unfortunately, is also a way to create tension. Textbooks, Media, Social media, Films, Literature—all of these are vehicles of historical narratives that can be true to transmitting knowledge down generations and at the same time prone to manipulation and misrepresentations.

    At this year’s annual History for Peace conference we will explore The idea of culture with Romila Thapar and Audrey Truschke; understand the politics of representation; deconstruct textbooks with textbook writers and participate in hands on pedagogical workshops based on the concept of archives that open up the idea of material evidence used to imagine history.

    Dates: 3, 4, 5 August 2018

    Details of Venue:

    Tollygunge Club

    120, Deshapran Sasmal Road

    Tollygunge, Kolkata

    West Bengal-700033

    Participation fees: Rs 2,400 per participant for all three days.

    Conference brochure

    Registration

  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018
    Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018

    1971 in Classrooms

    Chowringhee High School and Modern High School for Girls

     

     

    1971 in Classrooms is a series of conversations between Pakistani author, educationist and development professional Anam Zakaria and high school students in Calcutta.

    Read the reports here:

    Chowringhee High School 

    Modern High School for Girls

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    From India to Palestine: Speaking Truth to Power

    4:00 pmModern Academy of Continuing Education

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    Modern Academy of Continuing Education and History for Peace present:
    From India to Palestine: Speaking Truth to Power

    In India, majoritarian attempts to deny our freedoms of expression and dissent have been met with resistance over decades. Yet today we see retaliation to dissent as never before.

    For Palestinians, whose fundamental rights to life and liberty are denied by the Israeli state machinery, voicing their resistance in the face of mounting violence is definitive of what they often assert: to exist is to resist.

    A platform to exchange ideas and thoughts from India and Palestine on building resistance and defending the right to freedom of expression in the face of intolerance is the beginning of shared journey.

    Mahmoud Nawaja'a, General Coordinator of the Palestinian National Committee for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, will talk about defending fundamental freedoms in a way that is creative and lasting and share with us his experiences of organizing grassroots struggles in Palestine.

    For the full report, click here.

     

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    History in the Making

    11:00 amChaitanya Library

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    Hamdasti and History for Peace present:

    History in the Making: A workshop on discovering history through daily objects.

    This workshop is a part of Tales of Chitpur—The Chitpur Local Art Festival.

     

  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    Secure the Base | New Delhi

    7:00 pmThe Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre

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    ILF Samanvay Translations Series- 2018
    in collaboration with Seagull Books

    Secure the Base | New Delhi

    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
    Award-winning Kenyan author
    in conversation with
    Githa Hariharan
    Author and editor

    Entry is free.

     

  • Sat
    17
    Feb
    2018

    Secure the Base | Bangalore

    6:30 pmThe Jamun

     

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    The Jamun, Jacaranda Literary Agency and Seagull Books present

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    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
    Award-winning Kenyan author

    in conversation with

    Karthika VK
    Publisher, Westland Publications Private Limited

    Saturday, 17 February 2018, 6.30 p.m.
    at The Jamun, 521, 2nd Main, 3rd Block
    RMV Extension 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560094

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    Secure the Base | Calcutta

    6:00 pmVictoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta

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    Victoria Memorial Hall and The Seagull Foundation for the Arts present
    Secure the Base

    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

    in conversation with Sudhanva Deshpande

    Wednesday, 14 February 2018
    6 p.m.
    Eastern Quadrangle, Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta

    ALL ARE WELCOME

    Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is one of the leading African writers and scholars at work today, he is the author of many novels, short stories, essays, a memoir, and several plays. For more than sixty years, he has been writing fearlessly the questions, challenges, histories, and futures of Africans, particularly those of his homeland, Kenya. In his work, which has included plays, novels, and essays, Ngugi narrates the injustice of colonial violence and the dictatorial betrayal of decolonization, the fight for freedom and subsequent incarceration, and the aspiration toward economic equality in the face of gross inequality.

    Sudhanva Deshpande is an actor and director with Jana Natya Manch and editor with LeftWord Books. He is involved in the running of Studio Safdar and May Day Bookstore in Delhi. He has led workshops all over the country, in Palestine, South Africa and in Europe.

    Entry from East Gate only (opposite St.Paul's Cathedral)
    Cars not allowed inside the premises. Golf carts will be available at the East Gate for elderly guests.

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    Where the Bird Disappeared

    11:00 amThe Seagull Foundation for the Arts

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    Ghassan Zaqtan in Calcutta.

    An interactive session with Palestinian poet, novelist, editor and playwright Ghassan Zaqtan and translator Samuel Wilder.
    Wednesday, 7 February 2018
    11 a.m.
    The Seagull Foundation for the Arts
    36C, S.P Mukherjee Road
    Calcutta 700025

    ALL ARE WELCOME

    Ghassan Zaqtan is a Palestinian poet, novelist, editor and playwright.

    Samuel Wilder is a translator of Arabic literature, a writer and a student of comparative poetics. His recent translations include Zaqtan's 'Describing the Past' (2016) and 'Where the Bird Disappeared' (2018), both for Seagull Books.

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