Untangling Modernity

2024-07-18 00:52:17

Saurabh Dube

Untangling Modernity


February 24, 2024    
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Mukta Salve Triptych, Rahee Punyashloka, Collaboration (booklet): Mavelinadu Collective 2022Digital print on paper.

Join us for a walkthrough of our permanent exhibition VISIBLE/INVISIBLE with anthropologist, historian, and art enthusiast Saurabh Dube. With this walkthrough, Saurabh seeks to explore the exhibition through the optics of culture, society, and their transformations, while sharing his perspectives on modernism and modernity – in India and at large.

VISIBLE/INVISIBLE explores the representation of women through artworks in our collection. It attempts to re-address preconceived notions of femininity and gender as a social construct through art history by providing a more inclusive understanding towards it.


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Saurabh Dube

Saurabh Dube is Professor-Researcher at El Colegio de México, Mexico City; National Researcher, SNI (National System of Researchers), Mexico; and Distinguished Research Fellow, Max Weber Stiftung-Forum, Germany-India, 2023-2027.

He has authored books including Untouchable Pasts; Stitches on Time; After Conversion; Subjects of Modernity; Disciplines of Modernity as well as a quintet in historical anthropology in the Spanish language. A 600 page anthology/omnibus of Dube’s Spanish writings was published in 2019. Among his more than fifteen edited volumes are Postcolonial Passages; Historical Anthropology; Enchantments of Modernity; Crime through Time; Unbecoming Modern; and Routledge Handbook of Subalterns across History (forthcoming). Dube has authored around 140 essays and book-chapters, and edits the innovative series “Routledge Focus on Modern Subjects.” He has been Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York; the Institute of Advanced Study, Warwick; the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla; the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, South Africa; the Max Weber Kolleg, Germany; and the Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna. Dube has also held visiting professorships, several times, at institutions such Cornell University, the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Iowa, and Goa University (where he occupied the DD Kosambi Visiting Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies). 

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