Amerindian Art Histories and Archaeologies: A KHI – UCL Symposium on Material Transformations in the Indigenous Americas
It will take place every Wednesday in February 2023, at 17:00 CET / 16:00 GMT via Zoom.
Registration is obligatory before each of the four sessions, and by clicking on the following link you will see the program (also available in PDF under “Downloads”) with the four registration links, as well as the abstracts and biographies of the speakers:
**If Central European Time (CET) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) are not your time zones, please be sure to calculate the time difference correctly.**
The KHI – UCL symposium convenes art historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and curators who share interests in the transformative potential of matter and materials stemming from different social and aesthetic practices. These practices are manifest in creative works produced by Indigenous peoples across the Americas from ancient times to the present. In each of the four sessions, three researchers will bring into conversation case studies from a diverse set of Indigenous cultural traditions and address a specific type of materiality. Namely, they will address the materiality of stones, metals, colour, as well as multi-materiality and multisensory creations and experiences, their functions, uses and reception from ancient, colonial and contemporary Indigenous societies from Brazil, the Central Andes, Panama, Mesoamerica and North America. It is organized by Sanja Savkic Sebek (KHI in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut & Humboldt University in Berlin) and Bat-ami Artzi (CSoC, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), in collaboration with Elizabeth Baquedano (UCL Institute of Archaeology).