This two-day conference, May 4-5, 2017, examines the political, legal, and cultural processes of empire and state formation in Latin American in relation to concrete, quotidian practices of inscription. Through the creation of artifacts such as printed books, manuscripts, passports, and other kinds of paper technologies, Iberian empires and post-colonial states took on tangible forms they worked to regulate social relations on the ground. At the same time, subjects actively shaped empire and state making by engaging with paper in pursuit of their own hopes and dreams.
All are Welcome!
Keynote Lecture: “The Indigenous History of the Conquest of Mexico in Book 12 of the Florentine Codex”. Dr. Diana Magaloni, Los Angeles County Museum of Art/Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00pm, Usdan University Center, Room 108, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT.
Conference Panels: Thursday, May 4, 2017, Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT, Room 110.
1:00pm Papers of Freedom and Dispossession
3:00pm The Politics of Printing
Pop-up Exhibition & Gallery Talks: Thursday, May 4, 2017, Olin Memorial Library, Special Collections & Archives, Middletown, CT, Times TBA.
CONFERENCE DAY 2:
Friday, May 5, 2017, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 8:30am-6:00pm.
The conference keynote lecture and panel sessions are open to the public. Panels feature pre-circulated papers. Please email the organizers to request copies of the papers.
Co-Sponsors: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, the Wesleyan University History Department, the Wesleyan University Center for the Americas, the Wesleyan University Program in Latin American Studies, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Yale University Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies.
WASTELANDS AND WILDERNESS: NUCLEAR LANDS
Peter Galison, is the Pellegrino University Professor of History of Science and of Pysics of Harvard University
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 4:30pm, Shanklin 107
Sponsored by the History Department, Science and Society Program, and College of the Environment
WHAT IS MAN?
Presented by Professor Andrew Plaks
Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Professor Emerius, Princeton University
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:30PM, PAC 002
Hosted by the Departments of History, East Asian Studies, Philosophy, and Chabad at Wesleyan University
History Department Lecture Series
"Enlightenment and Political Fiction: The Everyday Intellectual"
Cecilia Miller, Professor of History
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 4:30 P.M., PAC 002
Sponsored by the History Department