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Fri, 03 Aug


The Tollygunge Club

The Idea of Culture

The third annual History for Peace conference.

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The Idea of Culture
The Idea of Culture

Time & Location

03 Aug 2018, 9:00 am IST – 05 Aug 2018, 5:00 pm IST

The Tollygunge Club, 120, Deshapran Sasmal Road, Tollygunge, Tollygunge Golf Club, Tollygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700033, India

About the Event

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.

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