Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Visualizing Asia in the Modern World: A Conference on Image-Driven Scholarship

Announcement from The Society for East Asian Anthropology:

Visualizing Asia in the Modern World:
A Conference on Image-Driven Scholarship
May 20-21, 2011
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jointly sponsored by the Visualizing Cultures project at M.I.T. and the following programs at Harvard: Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies.

This two-day conference will consist of image-driven presentations addressing both Asian and non-Asian representations of 19th and 20th-century developments in the history of East and Southeast Asia.

The conference will be open to the public. Contributors will be provided lodging, but should be prepared to cover their travel expenses. "Visualizing Asia in the Modern World" follows a lively conference on this same subject held at Yale in the spring of 2010, and we again look forward to international participation in opening these new windows of perception and understanding.

The presentations themselves will be relatively brief, no more than 20 minutes in length. Proposals for presentations, up to 3 pages double spaced, plus a small number of representative images, should be submitted by December 1, 2010 to Scott Shunk, Program Director of Visualizing Cultures at shunk@mit.edu.

For a suggestive sense of possible topical and thematic approaches, including innovative formatting of online scholarship and pedagogy, see visualizingcultures.mit.edu as well as the list of presentations made at the Yale conference http://www.visualizingasia.com/. Priority will be given to those who did not present at the previous conference.

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