Technology and the Humanities: Modern Methods for Studying Inscriptions

The academic entry presents the report of an eclectic workshop held at the Mythic Society. The workshop was jointly organized with ICHR and Maharani Cluster University, thus drawing a multidisciplinary crowd of historians, epigraphists, archaeologists, and technology enthusiasts. The purpose was to break down the silos between technology and history and introduce innovative techniques in epigraphical research.

Marxist Historiography in India

The article seeks to understand Marxist historiography, its practice in India, its contributions as well as criticism by other historians. This intellectual history is particularly explored through the works of DD Kosambi, the Indian feudalism debate, and the critique from subaltern studies.

Career Counseling: Cracking UGC NET

On April 8, 2022, the Career Counseling Cell of Manipal Center for Humanities held its final event of the academic year. Raghu Menon, PhD scholar at MCH was invited to talk about his experience clearing the UGC NET examination and provide tips and strategies.

Cartoons as a Source of History: An Interactive Session

On March 9, 2021, the Manipal Center for Humanities held an online interactive session with Dr Nassif Muhammed Ali on reading cartoons as a source of history. Dr Ali presented a brief but engaging talk about the earliest cartoons in Malayalam, in the journal ‘Vidooshakan’. The talk drew on the broad sweep of Kerala’s culture and history but also highlighted fascinating aspects that might now be forgotten.

Book Review: Light of The Universe by Ashraf Aziz

A book review on Light of the Universe by Ashraf Aziz, a collection of five essays that address key personalities and their contributions to the world of Hindustani Film Music, tracing the circumstances under which certain artists and their art came into being from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Creating Children’s Comics: An interactive session

On 4th February 2022 Manipal Centre of Humanities (MCH) hosted an interactive session titled Creating Children’s Comics with C.G Salamander and Rajiv Eipe. On 4th February 2022 Manipal Centre of Humanities (MCH) hosted an interactive session titled Creating Children’s Comics with C.G Salamander and Rajiv Eipe. C.G Salamander is a writer, editor and journalist based in Chennai and Netherlands. Rajiv Eipe who is based in Bangalore works on Animation and Illustration projects. The session was moderated by Dr Emma Dawson, a senior fellow at MCH. Central to the session was Salamander and Eipe's collaborative children’s comic and recently published in 2021, Maithili and Minotaur - Web of Woe. 

International Conference on Medical Anthropology

On November 5th, 2021 under the aegis of the Centre for Women Studies, the Manipal Centre for Humanities (MCH) hosted an International Conference on Medical Anthropology. The morning session of the conference was titled ‘Women Studies and Covid-19' and the afternoon session was titled ‘Anthropology, History and Health’.

The Purple Space

The Manipal-Samvaad Center for Indian music hosted its second lecture in a series of conversations on the musicology of Hindustani Khayal music on November 26, 2021. The series hopes to bring together musicologists and thinkers who address the Khayal genre through a diverse set of scholarly and performative approaches such as the Euro-American idiom of academic writing as well as the Indian idiom of performative scholarship.

Societal Norms and Subversive Women in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

The article explores societal norms and subversive women in the movie Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Usually acclaimed for advancing the representation of homosexual love in a mainstream film revolving around generic middle-class Hindu individuals, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (SMZS) (Sharma and Kewalya 2020) comprises three female supporting characters whose exploration challenges certain popular notions regarding the interaction of societal norms and Indian women.

A Day Out with an Archaeologist

Academic Article | Shreyas Kolpe Just off the National Highway heading to Mangalore, a sign on the right-hand side welcomes you to Udyavara. The road takes you through a beautiful village, its beauty enhanced by the Sunday market. Soon, you see a beautifully renovated temple in the native Tulunadu style, its façade both imposing and... Continue Reading →

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