Reframing the Past: The Writing of History

Presentation by Historian, Dr. Ami Kantawala.

Historical inquiry in art education forms the basis of any research undertaken in the field. It is on this path that we discover ignored moments and personalities and clarify challenging ideas, thus approaching history from multiple perspectives. This historical study attempts to reframe the past of colonial Indian art education within the broader context of art education histories. It raises questions about the teaching of drawing and negotiation of teaching practices in between the cultures of the colonizer and the colonized and analyzes the similarities and differences between the art education practices of England and India. The recovery of ignored histories functions as an invitation to others to take up the reframing of their own cultural past, articulating the relationship between the colonial past and the postcolonial present.

Dr. Ami Kantawala serves as an Adjunct Associate professor in the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York, and also teaches in Boston University’s online Master of Art Education program. 

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Jack Arends Hall (Art Building), 110
330 Gilbert Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


Arts and Culture, Research, Academics

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Students, Faculty and Staff, Faculty



School of Art and Design
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