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Lecture | COGLOSS Masterclass

Masterclass on 'Unconventional Textual Sources'

Thursday 7 December 2023
COGLOSS seminars 2023-2024
Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden

This Masterclass will discuss materials from premodern India (in translation) to illustrate how underexplored and unexpected sources (e.g., perfume treatises, writing manuals, astrological compendiums) can yield historical insights and help us write new types of histories. 

About the instructor

Dr. Emma Flatt is an Associate Professor of History at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she teaches classes on South Asia, the Islamic world, gender, and religion. Her research work focuses on the social and cultural history of medieval and early modern India. She is the author of The Courts Of The Deccan Sultanates: Living Well In The Persian Cosmopolis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019) and has written various journal articles on the histories of astrology, wrestling, magic, friendship, and perfumes.

For whom?

The masterclass is designed for graduate (R)MA students, PhD students and interested Postdocs. For enrollment and questions regarding the masterclass, please contact Pichayapat Naisupap via this email: p.naisupap@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Preparation of perfume from the late fifteenth-century Persian manuscript Ni'matnama-i Nasir al-Din Shah. British Library, I.O. ISLAMIC 149, f. 168
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