Rethinking Material Culture From The Americas I

"The Study of Material Culture in 18th and 19th Century Mexico, Peru and Argentina."


October 12-14, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 5-8: Symposium

Miruna Achim, Humanidades, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, “Mexican Antiquities for Mounted Birds (Or, how to build a National Museum, Mexico City, ca 1828)”

Irina Podgorny, Max-Planck-Institut fur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin, “The Mighty Skeletons and the Cultural Geography of the Americas”

Stefanie Gänger, History Faculty, Cambridge University, “Relics of the Past. The Collecting and Study of Incan Artefacts in Cuzco, 1830s-1900”

Alessandra Russo, Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University, (comment)

Wednesday, October 13, 12-1:30pm: Lunchtime Talks

Miruna Achim, "Of Signs and Stones: The Origins of Mexican Antiquarians, Mexico City, 1792"

Irina Podgorny, "Things that Travel: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Traveling Museums (in the 19th Century)"

Thursday, October 14, 12-1:30pm: Lunchtime Talks

Stefanie Gänger, “Recent Trends on the History of Archaeology in Latin America”

Roundtable: “What is Material Culture from the Americas?”


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