Empire and the Historical Imagination in Colonial India is the theme of this year's Smuts Commonwealth Lecture, to be given by Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago) on Tuesday, 18th October 2011, at 5.00 pm in Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, Cambridge. Everyone is welcome, no RSVP required. The lecture is supported by the Smuts Memorial Fund.
The lecture will focus on the question of how the modern academic discipline of history travelled to India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and gave rise to a fundamentally anachronistic and utopian understanding of the eighteenth century among nationalist historians.
Gandhi and the burden of civility is the title of the Centre of South Asian Studies annual Kingsley Martin Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Uday Singh Mehta (City University of New York) on Wednesday, 26th October 2011, at 5.00 pm in the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Room 9.
Again, everyone is welcome, no RSVP required, and there will be a Reception afterwards to which everyone is also welcome to attend.