"INVISIBLE SUBJECTS? SLAVE PORTRAITURE IN THE CIRCUM-ATLANTIC WORLD (1630-1890)"
An Interdisciplinary Conference at Dartmouth College
Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd, 2004
The Conference is free and open to the public.
DAY ONE [Wren Room, Sanborn House]
Friday, October 22
10:00-10:30 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago and Angela Rosenthal, Dartmouth College
10:30-12:00 Opening Lecture
"Slavery and the Possibilities of Portraiture"
Marcia Pointon, Professor Emerita, Manchester University
Introduction: Kathleen Corrigan, Dept. of Art History, Dartmouth College
12:00 -1:30 Lunch
Afternoon Session I
"Albert Eckhout's African Woman and Child in Dutch Brazil (1641): In Search of the Subject"
Rebecca Parker Brienen, University of Miami
"Becoming the "Self" or Somebody Else: Slave Portraiture in Imperial Spain"
Carmen Fracchia, Birkbeck College, University of London
Moderator: Israel Reyes, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College
Afternoon Session II
"Other Encounters: Slaves and Artists in Early-Modern Senegal"
Mark Hinchman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Framing the Black Portrait in the Spanish Colonial World: Cuba and the Spanish Caribbean Region"
Maria Elena Diaz, University of California Santa Cruz
Moderator: Ayo A. Coly, African and African American Studies and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College
6:00-7:30 Reception at the Hood Museum of Art's Kim Gallery
Welcome by Kathy Hart, Interim Director, and Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Museum of Art, and tour of the exhibition, Beyond East and West with Barbara Thompson, Curator of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art, Hood Museum of Art.
DAY TWO [1 Rockefeller Center]
Saturday, October 22
9:00-10:30 Opening Lecture
"Race and Beauty in the Era of Slavery"
Nell I. Painter, Professor Emerita, Princeton University
Introduction: Deborah King, Dept. of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Dartmouth College
"Representing New World Africans within the Cultures of Natural History"
Susan Scott Parrish, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
"Three Gentlemen from Esmeralda: A Portrait Fit for a King"
Tom Cummins, Harvard University
Moderator: Silvia Spitta, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College
12:15 -1:30 Lunch
Afternoon Session I
"The Many Faces of Toussaint-Louverture"
Helen Weston, University College London
"Who is the Subject? M.G. Benoist's Portrait d'une Negresse"
Viktoria Schmidt-Linsenhoff, Trier University, Germany
Moderator: Mary Jean Green, Dept. of French and Italian, Dartmouth College
Afternoon Session II
"Black Jokes: Caricature, Racial Science, and Abolition c. 1800"
Kay Dian Kriz, Brown University
"The Slave Portrait: An Oxymoron?"
David Bindman, University College London
Moderator: Kathy Hart, Interim Director, and Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Poetry Reading by Francine A'Ness and William W. Cook
Introduction: Melissa Zeiger, Dept. of English, Dartmouth College
Organizer: The Center for the Visual Study of Human Variety.
Sponsor: The Fannie and Alan Leslie Center for the Humanities and The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.
Co-Sponsor: The Hood Museum of Art, the Office of Institutional Diversity, African and African American Studies, Art History, Comparative Literature, English, French and Italian, Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Women's and Gender Studies.
Day one: Sessions will be held in the Wren Room, Sanborn House, located on North Main Street, facing the Green.
Day two: Sessions will be held in 1 Rockefeller Center, located on the corner of North Main Street and Webster Ave.
Leslie Humanities Center
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
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