JCI Lecture: Dana Leibsohn

Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series – Being Pacific – Place, Space and Identity

Dana Leibsohn, Assoc. Prof. of Art History and Latin American Studies at Smith College, is known for her work in the indigenous visual culture of colonial Latin America, particularly maps and modes of literacy as well as trade between China and Mexico in the 17th-18th centuries. March 18-19 2008.

These lectures delve into trans-Pacific communication, collaboration, cultural negotiation, and beyond. The Pacific is not a void, but a shared, liminal space on which we build our platform for communication. It is our hope to use this lecture series to identify where we are and who we are – A Northwest American community with diversified cultures and identities situated within the larger cultural networks of the world.

Public Lecture – Tuesday March 18th 7pm Lasserre 104
Graduate Seminar – Monday March 17th 11:30 am Lasserre 210

Upcoming JCI Lectures

AKIRA MIZUTA LIPPIT, Prof. of Comparative Lit., East Asian Languages/Cultures and Cinema-Television at USC, specializes in the history/theory of cinema, world literature, Japanese film/culture, and visual cultural studies. Lippit’s books include Atomic Light (Shadow Optics) and Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife. Oct 2008.

Organizers:  Gu Xiong and Hsingyuan Tsao, Dept of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, UBC