Schedule Event Date: 13th August 2020
EMPIRE AND ITS OTHERS
REPORT ON WEBINAR
The International Webinar on “Empire and its Others” organized by the Department of English and the Center for Studies in Gender, Culture & Media in collaboration with the IQAC of West Bengal State University was held on 13th August 2020 from 6 pm. The tone of the evening was set by the inaugural address of the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University. The first talk delivered by Dr. Sugata Nandi, Department of History. WBSU explored the colonial perception on Indian magic and its fraught connection with science, spirituslism and myth. Samara Ann Cahill from Blinn College, USA elaborated on Samuel Johnson’s views of the Ottoman empire and women. We are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the audience. There were 950 registered participants and 1700 viewers on YouTube. The interactive session created a charged atmosphere of academic curiosity. We shall come back with series of web lectures and look forward to your active support.