HISTORY SOCIETY

HISTORY SOCIETY


Introduction

History and Aims

From the winding lanes of Kashmere Gate to the wide and green Sudhir Bose Marg in the University Enclave, and finally, to the virtual screen, The History Society has been witness to College’s eventful journey through time. Founded in 1916, the Society has a history of inviting illustrious academicians and organising cultural events that serve to sustain the intersectional temperament of the discipline and embody the spirit of historical enquiry. The Society’s annual festival and our flagship event, Kaalchakra, has, over the years, been a host to brilliant minds working in the field of history, who come together to discuss selected themes in historical study. Over the past decade, the Society’s annual journal, Tarikh, has strived to probe into the lesser told stories of the past, through themes like those of dissent and sexuality, among others.

 

The Society aims to offer its members a platform to not just explore history through myriad perspectives but also express their own stories. The History Society strives to embody the historical diversity of the space we inhabit and flesh out well-researched histories that look beyond stereotypical narratives. We aim to create a community of young history enthusiasts, in possession of a safe environment for free expression, thinking and learning, and increase its reach and accessibility beyond the academic sphere. Given the pandemic, our work has shifted entirely to the online mode, which, while having made it easier to invite and interact with scholars across the world, has also created a digital divide in terms of accessibility. We are constantly striving to close this gap, make the content we put out more accessible and reach as many people as possible by streaming our events and increasing our presence on various social media platforms. We believe that history is an interdisciplinary subject, rather than one whose scope is limited to itself, therefore we aim to organise events and publish content that reflects the relationship history shares with other disciplines.

 

Events and Activities

The History Society conducts multiple events throughout the academic year to familiarise students with varied aspects of the past and how we interpret them. The Society’s annual fest, Kaalchakra, consists of lectures, panel discussions, quizzes, and cultural events planned around a decided theme. The theme for 2020-21 was ‘People’s Histories’.

 

The Society publishes Tarikh, its student-led annual journal, which explores a particular theme through well-researched pieces contributed by students from different educational institutions. It also organises historical walks, lectures, and reading sessions across the year. It has continued these activities since the shift online through virtual walks, online sessions, lectures, discussions and conferences.

The Society also runs a blog, Historically Speaking, which regularly publishes essays, reviews, articles and more. Articles are submitted by students from universities across and outside the country.

 

Students are also given the opportunity to present papers in conferences organised by the society, and student-led presentations are conducted during the academic year.

 

 

Links to social media accounts and other platforms

Blog: https://historicallyspeakingssc.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historysocssc

Podcast: https://historicallyspeakingssc.wordpress.com/rewind-the-history-society-podcast/

Journal

Tarikh

 

Contact details (email address)

historysoc@gmail.com

Executive Council

Third Year Council

Presidents

Diya Maria Abraham

Mehr Gandhi

 

Vice President

Eric Chopra

 

General Secretary

Debanjan Das

 

Publicity Head

Anushka Roy

 

Event Coordinators

Shilpa Joseph

Ananyo Chakraborty

 

Second Year Council

Treasurer

Saavani Karkhanis

 

Editors-in-Chief

Avishi Gupta

Suyog Raghuvanshi

 

Publicity Heads

Lamboikim Khongsai

Lucy Chingneihoih

 

Talks and Walks Coordinator

Soumya Singh

 

Logistics Head

Sumayya Shamsudeen

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The self-motivated and ceaseless activities of over two dozen clubs and societies constitute a very important part of College life and offer a large variety of avenues for self expression. For each subject there is a Society that sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural society and clubs covering wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography and electronics.
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