I wanted to let you know about a new series at RRCHNM titled "Material Histories of the Indian Ocean World, 1500-Present." This seminar is being organized and hosted by Dr. Deepthi Murali, who joined RRCHNM as a postdoc this fall. Deepthi is leading RRCHNM in an exciting step into art history, material culture, Indian Ocean World history, and digital history.
I hope you will be able to register and join some of these seminars: https://secure-web.cisco.com/16njLYnsmTUR0z3CIlqmaDUCGLYtQHPQEi2cnv7xNEIrgboOnvMmvoghi2tWXi42se6xx9t5wqIrXLm9GtX2kpsB4fZE_Mp0mf5xnRk0MegynfXxENEAfPRruDsmKftwAa1h0RQdyJNhsliuARUJBEbKeaYD6zQpU1bfjmL8izgImiO2Zz19Lj7cPV_8wL44OED973GV_0XoAtfYo9cNK-sLRu8XWG7qW88RCZneu-UMFhn7c8Vqf9OrdLAfvReqWof9xD_VPqdkhgm60H31Q2Vdnc70VXEWj1fWgOHA1xXGmJ9fradmoPxdHjJHl7WwuQx-_hcMqvHFs77BoxbldgKH_0tA8k2oINHZWU6wgfDcEuyKYP8KlvXx7w8w9uRt0_83UdoIbk3ZwIpc7OFpuYeVJLwpG4GhonS1S3Vv44Lsqg3AraRAYnfct48D5J5V-rvHGjYPuaEb_tyOzG-gJgw/https%3A%2F%2Fiowmaterialhistorieswebinar.org%2F
And here is the fuller description:
The Material Histories of the Indian Ocean World webinar brings together scholars from different disciplines that work primarily on the study of artistic materials produced, circulated, and used in and through the Indian Ocean World (IOW) post the advent of European mercantile powers in this part of the world. This webinar seeks to look at the study of transcultural and transoceanic objects, architecture, and material culture through an interdisciplinary perspective. Using their expertise in different types of materials, regions, and methdological questions related to the IOW, participants will discuss their own research experiences and methdological approaches while also providing insight into the challenges of such research. The series runs from March 24, 2021 – April 22, 2021.
Department of History & Art History
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
George Mason University