Join us on 21 October 2021 at 5:30 pm BST / 11:30 am CST for a workshop titled, The Making of Transimperial Technological Networks: A Case Study of Select Marathi Periodicals.
This event is the second in our series on Race and Transimperialism. Dr. Vaibhav Singh (University of Reading) will introduce us to Marathi periodicals to discuss aspects of design processes, typographic history, printing and textual communications in the context of transimperial technological networks. The 50-minute workshop will include a presentation from Dr. Singh and Q&A, with time for discussion and suggestions for further reading. The workshop is free. All are welcome. See below for registration information.
Dr. Vaibhav Singh is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading, where he recently completed a 3-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. His project, “Merchants of alphabets: networks of typographic design and technology in Indian language publishing, 1900–1950” addresses the impact of typographic design and technology on the linguistic diversity of Indian publishing in the decades leading up to the country’s independence. It situates typographic design – a critically under-researched area in publishing and book history – within the intellectual frameworks of nationalism, mass communication, and technological modernity. Dr Singh is the recipient of an RSVP Curran Award in 2021.
His recent publications include:
Singh, V. (2018) The first Indian-script typeface on the Monotype: a missing chapter in the history of mechanical typecasting. Journal of the Printing Historical Society, 29.
Singh, V. (2018) The machine in the colony: technology, politics, and the typography of Devanagari in the early years of mechanization. Philological Encounters, 3 (4).