New Perspectives on Cultural Contact and Exchange
We invite abstract submissions for a colloquium to be held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Date and Time: March 29-31, 2019 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
Venue: Levis Faculty Center, 919 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL 61801
Gabriela Currie, University of Minnesota (Music)
Instrumental Journeys in Premodern Eurasia
Ronald Schleifer, University of Oklahoma (English)
Aspects of the Culture of Modernism: The Discipline of Economics and the Rise
of Corporate Capitalism in the Late Nineteenth Century
The colloquium is the culmination of a year-long interdisciplinary faculty-graduate student research cluster sponsored by IPRH: the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Participants in “Transmission, Translation, and Directionality in Cultural Exchange” have been exploring the problematics and methodologies of researching cultural contact and exchange across time and space and at multiple scales. The colloquium is intended to foster spirited conversation among graduate students and faculty who can bring their current research projects, share and receive feedback from participants and faculty respondents across a variety of fields.
We are interested in 20-minute presentations that address key questions: How can we define “cultural contact and exchange?” What forces are at work in the transmission and reception of “cultural artifacts”? How have geopolitics and economics influenced the movement of stories, music, sports, and myriad other forms of cultural production over time? How do the conflicting influences of nationalism, global networks, and changing technologies act to impede and/or facilitate cultural exchange? What kinds of … READ MORE
We especially encourage abstracts from scholars working on cultural contact and exchange in premodern eras, as well as non-humanities fields.