The symposium will occur in two parts. On June 4, we’ll gather for a series of one-hour long panel discussions/workshops throughout the day. There will be a 15 minute break after the first panel and a 45 minute break after the second one. All of the panelists will convene on June 11 for a follow-up discussion.


Saturday, June 4, 2022

Panel 1: Authorship in Question

07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 19:30 IST (1 Hour)

Discussant: Manan Ahmed, Columbia University
Chair: Shuvatri Dasgupta, University of Cambridge

Juan Carlos G Mantilla, Columbia University: Inventing Indio, Becoming Author: Theories of Indigenous Authorship in the Early Modern Andes

Manaswini Sen, University of Hyderabad: The Most Potent Tool of Agitprop?  Pamphleting, Working-Class Mobilization, and Intellectual History from Below: A Case Study of Trade Unionism in Late colonial Bengal (1920-47)

Kentaro Inagaki, University of Copenhagen: Levinus Warner (d. 1665) and unsung amanuenses: Early modern oriental scholarship from the viewpoint of Ottoman assistants

Panel 2: Genres of Collaboration

08:15 PDT / 11:15 EDT / 16:15 BST / 20:45 IST (1 Hour)

Discussant: Nasser Zakariya, UC Berkeley
Chair: Tom Furse, City, University of London

Joslyn DeVinney, Columbia University: Authorship in Translation: An 18th-century Persian Medical Manual

Fyza Parviz Jazra, Stanford University: The Myth of the Lone European Astronomer in the Near East: John Greaves’s interactions with the local Arab Astronomers

Anish Gawande, University of Oxford: Contested Creations: Invention and Innovation Within the Mushaira

Panel 3: Rethinking Archives

10:00 PST / 13:00 EDT / 18:00 BST / 22:30 IST (1 Hour)

Discussant: Sophie Smith, University of Oxford
Chair: Isabel Jacobs, Queen Mary, University of London

Kelvin Ng, Yale University: Itineraries of Self-Respect: Oceanic Migration, Intellectual Labor and Anti-Caste Reform, 1929–1940

Zachary Desjardins-Mooney, Columbia University: “For Seeing, so as Not to Have to Talk About Them”: On “Wander Lines” and the Presuppositions of Intellectual History

Edoardo Vaccari, London School of Economics: Heretic Socialism: Collaborative Authorship in the Antifascist Journal ‘Quaderni di Giustizia e Liberta’ (1932-1935)

Saturday, June 11

07:00 PDT / 10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 19:30 IST

Follow-up discussion for all panels


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Featured Image: 18th century illustration of different phases of the moon, from the manuscripts of the Kitab al-Tafhim by Al-Biruni