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Visual & Material Culture Seminar Series

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.

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 and Dr. Anne Murphy, UBC Asian Studies.

Winter/Spring 2019 series

January 10: The Work of Memory: Contemporary Artists Engage the Severed Past along the Indo-Pakistan Border with Anne Murphy, Associate Professor, Asian Studies, UBC & Raghavendra Rao K.V., Visual Artist

January 24: Beyond Culture: A Conversation about African Canadian History and Futures in British Columbia with Stephanie Allen, Member of Hogan’s Alley Society and Candidate in Master’s in Urban Studies, Simon Fraser University

February 7: Mother Tongue, Motherland: Language in the Work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha with Alice Choi, PhD candidate, Art History, Visual Art & Theory, UBC

February 28: Heritage and the Punjabi Landscape: UBC Undergraduates Explore the Practice of Memory in Punjab, India with UBC Undergraduate participants in UBC Go Global Progam at Punjabi University, Patiala

March 21: ‘The Ladder of Art lies Flat’: Yolngu Art and Discourse on Abstraction with Howard Morphy,  Emeritus Professor, The Australian National University

March 28: Speaking Truth to Materials: Feminist and Queer Designs for Living, 1970 to now with Erin Silver, Assistant Professor, Art History, Visual Art & Theory, UBC