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Visual & Material Culture Seminar Series – Fall 2019

This interdisciplinary seminar series is for anyone with interests in visual and material culture across different departments at UBC and beyond. The seminar provides an opportunity to share research and exchange ideas, usually followed by conversations over a drink at Koerner’s Pub.

Open to students, staff, faculty and community members in and around UBC.

Free, no registration required. No food or beverages are permitted inside as this space is a cleanroom.

If you have questions, please contact Fuyubi Nakamura at

Where: MOA Room 213
When: Select Thursdays, 4 – 5 pm
Conveners: Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura, MOA Curator, Asia, Dr. Nuno Porto, MOA Curator, Africa & Latin America and Dr. Anne Murphy, UBC Asian Studies.

Fall 2019 series

September 12: Camera Consciousness: Mirroring the Other with Rajula Shah, poet, visual artist, filmmaker from India

September 26: The Visuality of Texts and Materiality of Books: Texts in Illustrated Books for Female Literacy in Edo Japan with Saeko Suzuki, PhD Student, Asian Studies, UBC

October 10: Poetry in Ruins: Memory and History in the Work of Tony Harrison with Hallie Marshall, Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, Theatre and Film, UBC

October 24: The Cheeky Proletariat: Free Expression for All People / AfroScience with Anthonia Ogundele, Owner, The Cheeky Proletariat, Vancouver and Tonye Aganaba, multidisciplinary artist, musician and arts facilitator

November 7: Displacing Hogan’s Alley: weaponizing the living dead of our memorabilia with Adam Rudder, Adjunct faculty member, Fairleigh Dickinson University and co-chair of the Hogan’s Alley Society

November 28: Making Stuff: The Culture of Design with Erika Balcombe, PhD student, Anthropology, UBC and design educator, Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University