Early Modern Europe and India: Politics, Philosophy, and Representation

Venue
Newman House, UCD & Chester Beatty Library, 15-16 March 2012

Date & Time
15th March, 2012 @ 09:00:00

Early Modern Europe and India: Politics, Philosophy, and Representation

Newman House, UCD & Chester Beatty Library, 15-16 March 2012

Thursday : Newman House, 85-86 St Stephen’s Green

10.45 Welcome and opening remarks

11.00 Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA)

‘Orientalism, Realpolitik, and the Foundation of the Compagnie des Indes’

11.45 Joan-Pau Rubiés (London School of Economics)

‘Libertine readings of Hinduism

12.30 Lunch

2.00 Frédéric Tinguely (Université de Genève)

‘Difference and Dissimulation: French Representations of Fakirs in the XVIIth Century’

2.45 Faith Beasley (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire)

‘ ‘Le joli philosophe’: François Bernier and 17th-century French salon culture’

3.30 Coffee

4.00 Kapil Raj (EHESS, Paris)

‘The Stranger and the Wanderer: Two Standpoints for Representing South Asia in John Marshall (c.1640-1677) and Edward Ives (d.1786)’

4.45 Antje Flüchter (University of Heidelberg)

Jürgen Andersen and Johann Albrecht von Mandelslo in Mughal India: German travelogues published by Adam Olearius and their Perception in German Discourse

5.30 pm Reception

Friday : Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle

10.00 Timothy Walker (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)

Hybridized Indo-Portuguese Medical Culture (1560-1830)’

10.45 Michiel van Groesen (University of Amsterdam)

‘Americans in Agra: Robert Coverte, Johan Theodore de Bry, and the European Iconography of Mughal India’

11.30 Dan Carey (NUI Galway)

Closing remarks : Edward Terry’s India

12.00 Tour of Chester Beatty Library collections

12.45 Lunch, Silk Road Café, Chester Beatty Library

Organised by Prof Dan Carey (NUI Galway); Prof Jane Conroy (NUI Galway); Dr Derval Conroy (UCD); Dr Jane Grogan (UCD)

Supported by the Moore Institute, NUI Galway; the Andrew Mellon Foundation; UCD seed-funding; the French Embassy.