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"How Does Culture Move? Mobility and Stasis in Global Cultural History" Symposium

Event Type
School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics and the Humanities Research Institute
Hybrid mode: sessions will be held simultaneously in-person at the Levis Faculty Center and via Zoom
Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021   9:00 am  
Antony Augoustakis
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

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, practices, when they are anchored or moored; when they become static? We seek to bring 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 investigating the conditions that determine the inertial and accelerative aspects of cultural movement. For more information, visit the symposium website:

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