Imperial Wave: how empire shaped the network of wireless in South Asia at the turn of the twentieth century

8 November 2018 1.00pm 2.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Dr Medha Saxena (Delhi, and Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellow)

Contact:

Janet Walwyn | janet.walwyn@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

At the turn of the twentieth century, colonial empires were heavily engaged in redrawing and fortifying their borders. Communications technology had been crucial to this process, with the railways and telegraph slowly forming vast global imperial networks. The British Indian domains proved to be an important space for experimentation and installation of wireless.

Drawing on material in the Marconi Archives at the Bodleian, Dr Saxena examines the role of political and business entities in the spread of wireless usage in South Asia.

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