Collect and Display: Subjects and Objects of New World Knowledge

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Call for Papers
November 1, 2016
OPEN CALL SYMPOSIUM. Museo de América. Madrid, Spain. April 5-7, 2017

In this two-days event, LAGLOBAL network plans to deal with the objects and subjects of knowledge. The idea is to propel the discussion about  collecting objects and the registries made from the experience of chroniclers and explorers in the early modern and modern period in Hispanic American colonies. These expeditions demanded the employment of conditions of storage and transport, and in some cases to develop methods to ‘preserve’ specimens in drawings, paper museums, encyclopedic maps, and books, thereby integrating collecting and display practices with the empirical demands and aesthetics of knowledge and empire, and increasing transoceanic traffic in papers, charts, and books. This symposium plans to find ways of understand the cultural and intellectual interchanges between explorers, chroniclers and authors that described and compiled objects in the New World.

Session tracks for the Symposium

  1. Antiquarianism/Archaeology, Cosmography/Cartography, Expeditions 

  2. Museums, Libraries, Archives, Galleries, Collections 

Abstracts of the papers should be no more than 100 words. 

Contact Info: 
Jose L. Guevara
Network Facilitator