Transatlantic, Transpacific: Oceanic Exchange and the Visual Cultures of Colonial Latin America
CFP: College Art Association (New York City, February 13-16, 2013)
From ca. 1500–1850, the visual cultures of Mexico, Peru, the Caribbean, and Brazil were shaped in profound ways by two major oceanic throughways. As people and objects trav¬eled across the Atlantic and Pacific, indigenous and immigrant communities received, resisted, and remixed the ideas intro¬duced—at times keenly aware of their “foreignness,” at times indifferent to the origins of imported traditions and materials. This session highlights scholarship on the Atlantic and Pacific worlds, seeking papers that focus on the different patterns of trade and visual culture that arose from this transoceanic traffic. Papers might be comparative or they might focus on a particular exchange—of imports or exports—between colonial Latin America and Europe or Asia. In addition to encouraging discussion of the distinct ways ideas, materials and/or practices traveled across the Atlantic or the Pacific, we invite papers that address the history and historiography of trade in colonial Latin America.
Deadline: May 4, 2012.
Email letter short CV and preliminary abstract to session chairs: Dana Leibsohn, Smith College, firstname.lastname@example.org and Meha Priyadarshini, Co¬lumbia University, email@example.com
Dana Leibsohn/Meha Priyardishini
Smith College/Columbia University
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