The making of transimperial technological networks: a case-study of select Marathi periodicals
Dr. Vaibhav Singh (University of Reading)
Part of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Race and Transimperialism Workshop Series
In this second workshop in our series, Dr Singh 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, 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 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.