The University of Iowa

Communications and the Indian Empire: two related talks Oct. 20-21

October 13th, 2010

Dr. Chandrika Kaul will be visiting The University of Iowa for two related lectures Oct. 20-21.

Topic of lecture: “‘An Imperial Village’: Communications, Media and Globalization in Modern India”
Date/time: Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 3:30 p.m.
Location: E256 Adler Journalism Building;

Topic of lecture: “Communications and the Indian Empire: The British Media and Imperial Control”
Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 21, at 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1117 University Capitol Centre.

These lectures will explore the cultural technologies of imperial rule through an analysis of the role of communications and the media in the establishment, consolidation and expansion of the British Empire, with specific reference to the historical experience of British rule in India. Kaul hopes to shed light on the historical processes of globalization associated with imperial expansion through media and communications.

Kaul is a lecturer in Modern History at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, and vice president of the South Asian Studies Association.

These events are sponsored by International Programs, South Asian Studies Program, the Department of Communication Studies and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

For more information, contact Rita Zajacz at