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Visual & Material Culture Seminar Series

This interdisciplinary seminar series on visual and material culture is for anyone with interest in this field across different departments at UBC and beyond. It is an informal forum 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.

If you have questions, please contact Fuyubi Nakamura at fuyubi.nakamura@ubc.ca.

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; Dr. Anne Murphy, UBC Asian Studies

Spring seminars in this series

January 11, 2018: Embodied Archives of Authenticity: The Elderly Dancers of Korean Heritage Arts, with CedarBough T. Saeji, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Asian Studies, UBC

January 25, 2018: Pain, Suffering, and Empathy in the Art Museum, with David Odo, Director of Student Programs and Research Curator of University Collections Initiatives, Harvard Art Museums

February 8, 2018: Not Quite Accurate: Breaking From Historical Research in Creating Costumes for the Stage, with Jacqueline Firkins, Costume Designer and Associate Professor, Department of Theatre & Film, UBC

March 1, 2018: The Face of North Korea: Chris Marker’s Corèennes, with Anton Lee, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, UBC

March 15, 2018: Perspectives: Placing the Viewer in Song Dynasty Painting and Maps, with Julia Orell, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, UBC

March 29, 2018: Materiality and Material Traces of Gesture in the French Enlightenment: A History of Musical Pantomime, with Hedy Law, Assistant Professor, School of Music, UBC

Fall seminars in this series

This seminar series will resume in September, 2018. Information about the talks will be added as it becomes available.