Spring 2024 History GR8011 section 001

EARLY MODERN SOUTH ASIA

Call Number 11587
Day & Time
Location
T 10:10am-12:00pm
317 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Manan Ahmed
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This graduate seminar focuses on  the material and political orders from 1500-1800 in South Asia. We pair primary, historical texts (in translation) with recent monographs which demonstrate the intersections between narrative and polity within material and epistemic realms. Our guiding interests will be in understanding the intimate relationship between power, agency and materiality within specific political spaces. Eschewing the center/periphery models, we take globally connective approach incorporating Western Asian, North American and Northern European histories. Some key ideas for the seminar include, “oceanic” perspective of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, role of “agents” (travelers, merchants, bureaucrats etc.), theories of colonization and decolonization, gender and sexuality.
 

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 11 students (15 max) as of 9:06PM Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Subject History
Number GR8011
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Section key 20241HIST8011G001