‘Lives of Information’ Workshop

The ‘Lives of Information’ workshop organized by Sarai-CSDS aimed to gather an interdisciplinary group of researchers to discuss information practices, cultures, infrastructures, and histories with a specific focus on post-colonial contexts. The workshop examined topics of colonial and post-colonial strategies of archiving identification, storage and informatic governance; bureaucratic cultures and politics of document and media forms; information infrastructures and networked politics; user-created content cultures and anxieties of mediated lives; and more.

Along with presentations, the workshop will have Matthew Hull delivering the plenary lecture on 'What’s In a Claim? The Ontology of Land Holdings in South Asia' and two discussion sessions on 'Studying Information Practices' and 'Archives and (New/Old) Technologies.'

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Presenters:
Anindita Majumdar
Debjani Dutta
Monika Halkort
Parnisha Sarkar
Prasad Khanolkar
Nishaant Choksi
Rijul Kochhar
Ritam Sengupta
Rolien Hoyng
Shaunak Sen
Sumandro Chattapadhyay
Tarangini Sriraman
Vidhi Shah

Panelists and Discussants:
Amlan Das Gupta
Awadhendra Sharan
Bhuvaneswari Raman
Kaushik Bhaumik
Laura Stein
Matthew Hull
Ravi Sundaram
Ravi Vasudevan
Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay
Sebastian Lütgert