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Difference/Distance: Picturing Race Across Oceans in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries


** Please see the conference website for more information. **

Conference Schedule

9:00-9:15 -- Welcome and Conference Introduction

9:15-10:50 -- Panel I
Diasporic Currents: Locating Blackness Across the Atlantic

Krista Thompson (Northwestern University)
The Photographic Archive, Disappearance, and the Black Heroic Figure in Colonial Jamaica

Olubukola Gbadegesin (St. Louis University)
The Ekphrastic Life of Sarah Forbes Bonnetta

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby (UC Berkeley)
Brilliance and Blindness from Paris to New Orleans and Back: Creole Degas

10:50-11:00 -- Break: Pastries + Coffee

11:00–12:35pm -- Panel II
Graphing Empire: Fixed Encounters, Moving Bodies

Kailani Polzak (UC Berkeley)
Varieties of Inscription: Sydney Parkinson and the Maori Moko

Bronwen Douglas (Australia National University)
Encounters, Graphic Representation, and the Generation of Racial Knowledge in Oceania

Todd Olson (UC Berkeley)
Sea-Change: Instruments, Swimming, and Race in the Early Modern Atlantic World

12:35-2:00 -- Lunch (conference participants only)

2:00-3:35 – Panel III
Building Boundaries, Crossing Borders: Mixture, Metaphor, and the Racialization of Asia

Sugata Ray (UC Berkeley)
(Mis)Translating James Gibbs in the Indian Ocean World: Neoclassical Mosques, Subaltern Cosmopolitanisms, and the Architecture of a Muslim Modernity

Ashley Bruckbauer (UNC Chapel Hill)
Negotiating Race in French Images of Embassy

Thadeus Dowad (UC Berkeley)
“Islands in the Estranging Sea of Islam“: Ottomans, Race, and Islamic Art at the End of an Empire

3:35-4:45 -- Concluding Remarks