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Mariza de Carvalho Soares | Building from Ashes: The African Collection of Museu Nacional (Brazil) as an Experience of Research and Education

Jan 09, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth St., Champaign)

The Museu Nacional was created in 1818, by Dom Joäo IV, the king of Portugal who had fled to Brazil during the Napoleonic Wars. Over the last 20 years the institution assembled a team of important researchers, and a significant collection of Natural History, including Ethnology. This talk will focus on the African collection, and the African exhibition (Kumbukumbu: África, Memória e Patrimônio, launched in 2014) that burned along with the Museu Nacional on September 2, 2018. This talk draws a picture of the destruction, and a theoretical frame not only to understand the loss, but also to create something new from the remains. The current plan is: 1. To publicize the loss by preparing a digital collection; 2. To promote a debate around the importance of "decolonizing" African collections making them tools to question about racism, and exploitation in Modern World; 3. To find patrons for each of the rescued pieces of the African collection, making them symbols of the new stage of the Kumbukumbu, a Swahili word that means memory, or recollection. Mariza has also included a copy of her article "Collectionism and Colonialism: The African Collection at Brazil's National Museum (Rio de Janeiro)". It can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/2Q47Ew8.

Mariza de Carvalho Soares | Building from Ashes: The African Collection of Museu Nacional (Brazil) as an Experience of Research and Education

Jan 09, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth St., Champaign)

The Museu Nacional was created in 1818, by Dom Joäo IV, the king of Portugal who had fled to Brazil during the Napoleonic Wars. Over the last 20 years the institution assembled a team of important researchers, and a significant collection of Natural History, including Ethnology. This talk will focus on the African collection, and the African exhibition (Kumbukumbu: África, Memória e Patrimônio, launched in 2014) that burned along with the Museu Nacional on September 2, 2018. This talk draws a picture of the destruction, and a theoretical frame not only to understand the loss, but also to create something new from the remains. The current plan is: 1. To publicize the loss by preparing a digital collection; 2. To promote a debate around the importance of "decolonizing" African collections making them tools to question about racism, and exploitation in Modern World; 3. To find patrons for each of the rescued pieces of the African collection, making them symbols of the new stage of the Kumbukumbu, a Swahili word that means memory, or recollection. Mariza has also included a copy of her article "Collectionism and Colonialism: The African Collection at Brazil's National Museum (Rio de Janeiro)". It can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/2Q47Ew8.

Abraham's Luggage: A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World -- a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn (DeMontfort University, U.K.)

Jan 15, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
100 Gregory Hall

In the twelfth century, a Jewish merchant made a list of his possessions – both those he had brought from Cairo and those he had acquired over years as a trader in India. The story of this remarkable document and its contents is told in a new book from Cambridge University Press. Come hear its author, Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn, discuss how she discovered Abraham’s list and what it reveals about the dynamic commercial and social activities, cross-cultural contacts, domestic habits, and shared foodways that joined the medieval Mediterranean to South Asia in an age of encounter.

Abraham's Luggage: A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World -- a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn (DeMontfort University, U.K.)

Jan 15, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
100 Gregory Hall

In the twelfth century, a Jewish merchant made a list of his possessions – both those he had brought from Cairo and those he had acquired over years as a trader in India. The story of this remarkable document and its contents is told in a new book from Cambridge University Press. Come hear its author, Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn, discuss how she discovered Abraham’s list and what it reveals about the dynamic commercial and social activities, cross-cultural contacts, domestic habits, and shared foodways that joined the medieval Mediterranean to South Asia in an age of encounter.

Abraham's Luggage: A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World -- a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn (DeMontfort University, U.K.)

Jan 15, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
100 Gregory Hall

In the twelfth century, a Jewish merchant made a list of his possessions – both those he had brought from Cairo and those he had acquired over years as a trader in India. The story of this remarkable document and its contents is told in a new book from Cambridge University Press. Come hear its author, Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn, discuss how she discovered Abraham’s list and what it reveals about the dynamic commercial and social activities, cross-cultural contacts, domestic habits, and shared foodways that joined the medieval Mediterranean to South Asia in an age of encounter.

Abraham's Luggage: A Social Life of Things in the Medieval Indian Ocean World -- a talk by Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn (DeMontfort University, U.K.)

Jan 15, 2019
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
100 Gregory Hall

In the twelfth century, a Jewish merchant made a list of his possessions – both those he had brought from Cairo and those he had acquired over years as a trader in India. The story of this remarkable document and its contents is told in a new book from Cambridge University Press. Come hear its author, Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn, discuss how she discovered Abraham’s list and what it reveals about the dynamic commercial and social activities, cross-cultural contacts, domestic habits, and shared foodways that joined the medieval Mediterranean to South Asia in an age of encounter.

Islam's Forgotten Frontier: Sind, Hind, and the Indian Ocean Warlord (7th-11th Centuries CE) ~ a workshop with Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn

Jan 16, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Music Room, Levis Faculty Center

Elizabeth A. Lambourn (Ph.D University of London SOAS) is an historian specializing in cultural exchanges among India, North Africa, and the Judeo-Islamicate Mediterranean prior to 1500. This is a workshop for interested faculty and graduate students on her new project, which is devoted to the events and processes that shaped Islam’s largely neglected eastern maritime frontier. Pre-circulated readings will be available and a reception will follow the discussion. Space is limited, so interested participants should contact Carol Symes (symes@illinois.edu) to reserve a seat at the table.

Islam's Forgotten Frontier: Sind, Hind, and the Indian Ocean Warlord (7th-11th Centuries CE) ~ a workshop with Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn

Jan 16, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Music Room, Levis Faculty Center

Elizabeth A. Lambourn (Ph.D University of London SOAS) is an historian specializing in cultural exchanges among India, North Africa, and the Judeo-Islamicate Mediterranean prior to 1500. This is a workshop for interested faculty and graduate students on her new project, which is devoted to the events and processes that shaped Islam’s largely neglected eastern maritime frontier. Pre-circulated readings will be available and a reception will follow the discussion. Space is limited, so interested participants should contact Carol Symes (symes@illinois.edu) to reserve a seat at the table.

Islam's Forgotten Frontier: Sind, Hind, and the Indian Ocean Warlord (7th-11th Centuries CE) ~ a workshop with Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn

Jan 16, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Music Room, Levis Faculty Center

Elizabeth A. Lambourn (Ph.D University of London SOAS) is an historian specializing in cultural exchanges among India, North Africa, and the Judeo-Islamicate Mediterranean prior to 1500. This is a workshop for interested faculty and graduate students on her new project, which is devoted to the events and processes that shaped Islam’s largely neglected eastern maritime frontier. Pre-circulated readings will be available and a reception will follow the discussion. Space is limited, so interested participants should contact Carol Symes (symes@illinois.edu) to reserve a seat at the table.

Islam's Forgotten Frontier: Sind, Hind, and the Indian Ocean Warlord (7th-11th Centuries CE) ~ a workshop with Dr. Elizabeth Lambourn

Jan 16, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Music Room, Levis Faculty Center

Elizabeth A. Lambourn (Ph.D University of London SOAS) is an historian specializing in cultural exchanges among India, North Africa, and the Judeo-Islamicate Mediterranean prior to 1500. This is a workshop for interested faculty and graduate students on her new project, which is devoted to the events and processes that shaped Islam’s largely neglected eastern maritime frontier. Pre-circulated readings will be available and a reception will follow the discussion. Space is limited, so interested participants should contact Carol Symes (symes@illinois.edu) to reserve a seat at the table.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Yoga at the Museum

Jan 18, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
KAM Lower Level, Hood Classroom

A Friday lunchtime series of free yoga classes introduces participants to the fundamentals of hatha yoga at Krannert Art Museum. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: “New Perspectives on Cultural Contact and Exchange”

Jan 20, 2019
8:30 am

The full Call for Abstracts can be viewed here: http://ttdce.herokuapp.com/colloquium/call_for_abstracts This colloquium is the culmination of a year-long interdisciplinary faculty-graduate student IPRH research cluster, “Transmission, Translation, and Directionality in Cultural Exchange (TTDCE)” Members have been exploring the problematics and methodologies of researching cultural contact and exchange across time and space and at multiple scales. The colloquium is intended to foster spirited conversation among graduate students and faculty can bring their current research projects, share and receive feedback from participants and faculty respondents across a variety of fields. Please submit a 300-word abstract by January 20, 2018 to culture.iprh@gmail.com.

Film Screening: Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

Jan 24, 2019
7:00 pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

Join us for this screening of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists (2014). This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Film Screening: Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

Jan 24, 2019
7:00 pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

Join us for this screening of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists (2014). This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Film Screening: Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

Jan 24, 2019
7:00 pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

Join us for this screening of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists (2014). This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

Film Screening: Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists

Jan 24, 2019
7:00 pm
KAM Lower Level, Auditorium

Join us for this screening of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists (2014). This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public. Please visit http://kam.illinois.edu for more information.

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