"VIEWING TOPOGRAPHY ACROSS THE GLOBE" WORKSHOP II: INDIGENEITY MAY 13 & 14, 2021

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"VIEWING TOPOGRAPHY ACROSS THE GLOBE" WORKSHOP II: INDIGENEITY

MAY 13 & 14, 2021

 

Keynote Lectures:

CANNUPA HANSKA LUGER

DOUGLAS FORDHAM

 

Sponsored by the Lewis Walpole Library

Organized by Cynthia Roman, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

and Holly Shaffer, Brown University

 

On Zoom May 13 and 14, 2021

 

Topography, from topos, is the practice of describing place through language, the features of the land, the inhabitants, and the accumulation of history. Specific to locality and the perspective of the person delineating, describing, or collecting materials, topography counters the worldliness of geography while also offering a potential tool to multiply singular approaches.

 

In this second workshop in the series “Viewing Topography Across the Globe,” we will consider approaches to place from Indigenous and European perspectives and interrogate the frame of “topography” in global contexts. In two half-day virtual sessions, we will focus on topographical practices in the Americas as well as South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean as well as how the materials of art-making both locate and disrupt notions of place. We will hear from artists and academics, work with colonial-era paintings, Indigenous objects, mapping, and literature, and consider Indigenous pedagogy.

 

Registration is required. For more information about this workshop, please see our website.

 

Panel I: The Americas

Thursday May 13, 2021: 10:00 to 11:45 am

 

REGISTER FOR PANEL I

 

Indigenous Bodies and Topographical Imagination

Barbara E. Mundy, Fordham University

 

Local vs. Universal Knowledge: Locating Place in von Humboldt’s Picturesque

Emmanuel Ortega, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Sucker-fish Writings: Indigenous Inscription and the History of Written Language in the 18th Century

Robbie Richardson, Princeton University

 

Sybil / Spider / Sibyl: On Anancy*ness, Archives, and Spider Space

Heather V. Vermeulen, Wesleyan University

 

Lunchtime Keynote: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

 

Artist as Social Engineer

Cannupa Hanska Luger, Artist

Moderated by Marina Tyquiengco, Boston Museum of Fine Arts

 

Panel II: South, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Ocean

Friday, May 14: 10:00 to 11:45 am

 

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Beyond Human Vision: Knowing Angkor Wat through Topography, from a Watercolor Map to LIDAR Capture

Jinah Kim, Harvard University

 

Unexplored Terrains: Topography, Temporality and Emotion in 18th-century Udaipur

Dipti Khera, New York University

Debra Diamond, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

 

Rising from the Ocean: Perspectives of Land and Watercraft during Cook’s Third Voyage

Kailani Polzak, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Topographies of Battle: The National War Memorial, New Delhi

Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University

 

Anxieties of a Bazaar: Making of Commodities in Colonial South and Southeast Asia

Garima Gupta, Artist and Researcher

Chitra Ramalingam, Yale Center for British Art

 

Lunchtime Keynote: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

 

Techniques of the Imperial Observer: How Aquatint Travel Books Taught Britons to See

Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia

Moderated by Tim Barringer, Yale University

 

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Susan Odell Walker

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The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

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