SASNET Brown bag lunch seminar on Indian Missionary Narratives
On Thursday 13 October 2011, at 12.00, SASNET held its first Brown bag lunch seminar during the fall semester 2011. Dr. Malin Gregersen from the Department of History talked about ”Fostering Obligations: Swedish Medical Missionary Narratives from South India”. Even though Sweden was not participating in the run for colonies during the era of the new imperialism in late 19th and early 20th century, Swedes often took a close interest in African and Asian countries through the work of Christian missionaries. Thus, Christian missionaries played an important role in forming early 20th century Swedish world views. But their depictions of everyday life in foreign countries were formulated on the basis of an aspiration not only to convert people to Christianity, but also to educate, shape and change people according to Swedish and Christian ideals. Such missionary narratives, originating from a South Indian hospital, was the focus of Malin’s talk.
The seminar was held in Murbeckssalen, Gula Villan (inside the Botanical Gardens), Östra Vallgatan 14, Lund.
See the seminar poster