Join Professor Michael Windover in conversation with Debasri Basu. This session explores material culture and its relation to history, memory, media, and popular culture, exploring its historiography, socio-political consequences, and temporal complexities.  Debasri Basu discusses objects of material culture through her research in partition literature and cinema that bracket the momentous “Partition of India” in 1947. Her research also looks at popular culture through the lens of diasporic writers and filmmakers. Michael Windover discusses the visual and material culture of radio in Canada. He considers, for instance, how radio receivers can operate both as mediators of instant communication and mnemonic devices, allowing users to travel virtually across geography as well as back through time, to create imagined boundaries and communities. Both speakers highlight the continual creation of culture through their investigations in design, literature, cinema, and radio.Poster: The Continual Creation of Culture

Date: Wednesday, March 24 at 9:30am EST.

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