Indo-German History Workshop "Cultures of Archival Research in Germany and India" - Call for Applications

Archives are and have always been eminently important for historical research. They are recognised places for the production of knowledge, but they are also frequently questioned regarding their influence on the historians’ work. In what ways are archives instrumental in shaping the narrative, and can they act as transmitters of „historical truth“?

In order to promote critical reflection on archives and their uses by historians, the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) are holding a transnational workshop, which will take place in Marburg and Berlin between 15 and 21 May 2019. The workshop will focus on theoretical and methodological concepts of archival work as well as its techniques in German and Indian archives.

The workshop is particularly addressed to about 20 doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from Germany and India who have already gained some experience in archival research. Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018.

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