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New Perspectives on Cultural Contact and Exchange Colloquium

Event Type
Transmission, Translation, and Directionality in Cultural Exchange Research Cluster
Levis Faculty Center, Room 422 (919 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL)
Mar 29, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019   All Day
JiHyea Hwang and Eva Kuras



This colloquium is the culmination of a year-long interdisciplinary faculty-graduate student IPRH research cluster, “Transmission, Translation, and Directionality in Cultural Exchange (TTDCE).” Members have been exploring the problematics and methodologies of researching cultural contact and exchange across time and space and at multiple scales.


This is a three-day colloquium, and faculty and graduate students from the U of I campus as well as other institutions in the U.S. and Canada will be presenting their papers on cultural contact and exchange. The presenters come from a wide variety of disciplines, such as Music, Architecture, Literature, History, and Media, and work on a wide range of areas around the globe.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Gabriela Currie, University of Minnesota (Music) | Instrumental Journeys in Premodern Eurasia
  • Ronald Schleifer, University of Oklahoma (English) | Aspects of the Culture of Modernism: The Discipline of Economics and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism in the Late Nineteenth Century


Sponsored by: Center for Advanced Study, Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies. Center for Global Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of English, European Union Center, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Program in Comparative and World Literature, Program in Medieval Studies, School of Music, The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

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