Hosted by the School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics and the Humanities Research Institute, "How Does Culture Move? Mobility and Stasis in Global Cultural History" will take place on October 29th and 30th. The symposium will have a hybrid format, meaning the sessions will be held simultaneously in-person at the Levis Faculty Center and via Zoom.
This symposium will examine how culture moves and circulates: across space, time, material conditions, technologies and affects. We will consider how movement shapes and reshapes the cultural domain, creating new relationships between people, objects and practices. How does movement shape a community’s perception of local space and cultural identity? Conversely, what happens with the meaning of objects, paradigms, and practices when they are anchored or moored; when they become static? We've brought together cultural scholars, working in different contexts to engage in critical reflection on mobility and stasis, as well as the global-local. We will focus particularly on approaches and modes of scholarship that de-center dominant paradigms in relation to how “the world” has been conceived, as well as investigating the conditions that determine the inertial and accelerative aspects of cultural movement. Participants will include outside speakers, as well as faculty and graduate students from our campus.
For more information, please visit the symposium website here.