M.K. Gandhi and the Media 2019 Conference

Країна: Англія

Місто: St Andrews

Тези до: 15.05.2019

Дати: 05.10.19 — 06.10.19

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: dbulla@augusta.edu

Організатори: University of St Andrews


On 2 October 2019, the world will celebrate the 150th anniversary of M. K. Gandhi’s birth. Accordingly, the University of St Andrews would like to announce a call for papers to be delivered at an international symposium convened by the School of History. The symposium will bring researchers from the around the world together to present papers on Gandhi as a journalist and how the media covered Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent political philosophy became a model for the next generation of political activists, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States and Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

Mohandas K. Gandhi practiced journalism for much of his adult life, starting his journalistic career in England when he wrote for a newsletter called The Vegetarian and then in South Africa at the end of the nineteenth century when he frequently wrote letters to various editors. In 1896, Gandhi published a document titled The Grievances of the British Indians in South Africa, also known as the Green Pamphlet, about the plight of indentured servants in that nation. In Durban, he would start a weekly newspaper, Indian Opinion. This was the first of six newspapers he would publish, and Gandhi maintained that ‘the newspaper press is a great power.’ Later, he would establish a publishing house in Gujarat. Meanwhile, he would learn to cultivate relationships with news media personnel all over the world, thus ensuring that the first draft of history was often favourable to him. Throughout his adult life, the news media were always foremost in the Mahatma’s eye, both his own publishing enterprises and how he and his enterprises would be portrayed—or framed—by print and broadcast journalists.

General topics/areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Gandhi as an advocacy journalist
  • Gandhi as a publisher, writer and orator
  • Gandhi’s South African newspaper
  • Gandhi’s Indian newspapers
  • British news media and Gandhi
  • Indian news media and Gandhi
  • North American news media and Gandhi
  • Gandhi in music and art
  • Gandhi in cartoons, newsreels and on radio
  • Gandhi and the literati
  • Gandhi‘s historical memorialization
  • Gandhi in contemporary popular culture

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