From “Fuzzy” to “Eclectic” and Everything in Between: Intercultural Encounters in the Pre-Modern World

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 4:00pm to Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 6:00pm
Loria Center for the History of Art LORIA, 250
190 York Street
06511 New Haven , CT

Our upcoming graduate conference, From “Fuzzy” to “Eclectic” and Everything in Between: Intercultural Encounters in the Pre-Modern World, will be held at Yale University on April 14-15, 2023. We are honored to host Dr. Holly Shaffer, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, as our keynote speaker.
All events will take place in person in Loria 250. Please note that neither the panels nor the keynote will be held on Zoom. This graduate conference is hosted by the Pre/Early Modern Forum and generously sponsored by Yale History of Art, Early Modern Studies, Council for East Asian Studies, and Medieval Studies.
Please see the program as follows:
Friday, April 14, 2023
4:00 – 5:00 PMKeynote Lecture: Holly Shaffer (Brown, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture)
“Grafted Arts: Art Making and Taking in the Struggle for Western India, 1760-1910”Loria 250
Saturday, April 15, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 AM Session 1: Proximities
Cecily Hughes (Case Western, History of Art)
“Overpowering Dragons, or Putting Paganism in its Place”
Xinyu Liang (Rice, History of Art)
“A Traveling Case and Fusion Tastes: Pre-Modern Asia in Dialogue”
Reed O’Mara (Case Western, History of Art)
“Idol/Idle Viewing: Contact Zones in the Munich Rashi”Loria 250
1:00 – 2:30 PM Session 2: Early Modern Women
Angela Crenshaw (Bard Graduate Center, History of Art)
“Chocolate, Coconuts, and Colonialism: Cocos Chocolateros in the Spanish Americas”
Joyce Yusi Zhou (Yale, History of Art)
“To My Dear Homeland”: Identity Formation and Expression among Dutch-Japanese Women in Seventeenth-Century Batavia
Sarah Bochicchio (Yale, History of Art)
“Iterations of Elizabeth: Tudor memory in the seventeenth century”Loria 250
3:00 - 4:30 PM Session 3: Imperial Iconography
Ekaterina Koposova (Yale, History of Art)
“The Duality of a “Numismatic Monster:” King Eucratides’ Medal and Its Dioscuri Motif”
José Cancino (Columbia, Classics)
“The Dutch and the Classics in Brazil: Multicultural Interactions in the Historia Naturalis Brasiliae (1648)”
Yuefeng Wu (Johns Hopkins, History of Art)
“Ambivalent Antiquity: Jesuit Geography and the Qing Style”Loria 250
5:00 PM
Closing Remarks: Ayesha Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Chair of Early Modern Studies, Yale Loria 250

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