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Copenhagen seminar on space and emotion in Delhi during the 1840s

August 20, 2013 - 10:00

Professor Margit Pernau from Max Plank Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, holds a public lecture at University of Copenhagen on ”Building to feel – Space and emotion in Delhi in the 1840s” on Tuesday 20 August 2013. The seminar is organised by the university’s Saxo Institute. 

In order to explore the processes through which certain spaces are made to evoke certain emotions, the first part of the talk brings together approaches from the history of emotions, cultural geography, and urban studies. How is urban space built in order to create or to avoid emotions? In the second part, this question is followed up through a look on Delhi. Specially for the1840/1850s we are in the lucky position to have a wealth of multi-medial sources to draw upon, ranging from British descriptions of the city, to Saiyyid Ahmad Khan’s topography, the Asar us Sanadid, to a very detailed map of the walled city and a whole series of company paintings. 

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Venue: University of Copenhagen, Saxo Institute, room 12.3.7.

 
Copenhagen seminar on space and emotion in Delhi during the 1840s

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Date:
August 20, 2013
Time:
10:00