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Event, Metaphor, Memory: a Workshop with Dr. Shahid Amin

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Sydney Smith Hall, rm. 2098, University of Toronto

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Dr. Shahid Amin ((A.M. Khwaja Chair at Jamia Millia University, New Delhi; Visiting Professor of History, Columbia University), a prominent historian of South Asia and member of the Subaltern Studies Collective, will hold a masterclass for graduate students moderated by Prof. Natalie Zemon Davis (Professor Emerita, University of Toronto) on Thursday, 5 October, 4-6pm. The masterclass, based on Prof. Amin’s research, will examine the ‘event’ as a way of thinking about the archive, memory, historical consciousness, and larger methodological questions about ethnography and textuality in the early modern and modern periods.

All graduate students in the Department of History are encouraged to attend, as well as graduate students and faculty from other units.

In preparation for the masterclass, participating graduate students will have read in advance three articles by Prof. Amin available for download here:


https://www.dropbox.com/sh/no1qrn79tdptv24/AAAx2VmPFvn6fUDONbg1Zz8aa?dl=0


The session will be dedicated to an open conversation, giving students and faculty a chance to engage with Professor Amin about his research and his understanding of the discipline.

Please RSVP by Sept. 30th. And do not hesitate to email Prof. Malavika Kasturi (Malavika.kasturi@utoronto.ca) with any questions.


Shahid Amin is A.M. Khwaja Chair at Jamia Millia University, New Delhi; Visiting Professor of History, Columbia University. His publications include:

Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992 (Berkeley, 1995)

Conquest and Community: the Afterlife of Warrior-Saint Ghazi Miyan (Chicago, 2016)


Natalie Zemon Davis is Professor Emerita at Princeton University and University of Toronto. Her publications include:

Trickster Travels: a Sixteenth-Century Muslim between Worlds (Hill and Wang, 2007)

Fiction and the Archives: Pardon Tales and their Tellers (Stanford, 1987)

The Return of Martin Guerre (Harvard, 1984)




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