History of Art and Architecture

Indrani Chatterjee Lecture

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Humanities Center
Cathedral of Learning, Room 602

"When Black Lives Mattered: Precolonial Afroasian Pasts and Amnesiac Nationalist Scholars"

Dr. Chatterjee will highlight the multiple biographies of skilled Afroasian men and households, and probe the extent to which these lives have faded from the consideration of labor historians in South Asia.

Indrani Chatterjee is a professor, Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Unfamiliar Relations: Family and History in South Asia (Rutgers UP, 2004), Gender, Slavery and Law in Colonial India (Oxford UP, 2012) and Forgotten Friends: Monks, Marriages, Memories of Northeast India (Oxford UP, 2013). She also co-edited Slavery in South Asian History (Indiana UP, 2006). Over the course of an academic career in three continents, she has taught courses on slavery and South Asian history, the gender of South Asian pasts, early modernity in the subcontinent, and the power of performance.

For more information, please visit ucis.pitt.edu.