The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Symposium: Contesting Knowledge

From H-Museum:

Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
24 September 2007

The 2007 CIC AIS Symposium "Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives," the first of a three-year symposia examining "Indigenous Past and Present," will be held at the Newberry Library on Monday September 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Program

Session I. Ethnography and the Cultural Politics of Museums
Commentator: Ray Silverman, University of Michigan

Elite Ethnography and Historical Memory: Representing the Quintessential
Primitive in Early Nineteenth-Century Brazil
Hal Langfur, Department of History, SUNY-Buffalo

Re-Inventing George Heye: Nationalizing the Museum of the American Indian
and its Collections
Ann McMullen, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian
Institution

Ethnographic Showcases as Sites of Knowledge Production and Resistance
Zine Magubane, Department of History, Boston College

Ethnographic Elaboration, Indigenous Contestations and the Cultural Politics
of Imagining Community: A View from the District Six Museum in South Africa
Ciraj Rassool, Department of History, University of the Western Cape


Session II. Curatorial Practices: Voice, Values, Languages, and Traditions
Commentator: Jacki Rand, University of Iowa

West Side Stories: The Blending of Voice And Representation through A Shared
Curatorial Practice
Teresa Carlson, Diefenbaker Canada Centre, University of Saskatchewan and
Brenda Macdougal, Department of Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan

The Construction of Native Voice at the National Museum of the American
Indian
Jennifer Shannon, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

The National Museum of the American Indian: A Virtual Material Reaction to
the Problematized Past
Miranda Brady

Museums and Mexican Indigenous Territoriality
Paul Liffman, Centro de Estudios Anthropològicos El Colegio de Michoacàn
(Mexico)


Session III. Museums and the State
Commentator: Brenda Child, University of Minnesota

Recognizing Responsibilities Towards Knowledge: The Zuni Museum and the
Mediation Of Different Knowledge Systems
Gwyneira Isaac, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State
University

Reimagining Tribal Sovereignty through Tribal History: Museums, Archives,
and Libraries in the Klamath River Region
Brian Isaac Daniels

Tsi?niyukwalho?ta, the Oneida Nation Museum: Creating a space for
Haudenosaunne Kinship and Identity
Kristina Ackley, The Evergreen State College

Museums as Sites of Decolonization: Truth Telling in National and Tribal
Museums
Amy Lonetree, American Studies Department, University of California, Santa
Cruz


The program is in place, as is the registration and hotel information.

Please follow the below link to view the symposium website and please share
the link with others you think might be interested.

http://www.cic.net/AISconference

--
Laurie Arnold, PhD
Associate Director
D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History The Newberry Library 60
W. Walton Chicago, IL 60610
312.255.3575 (p)
312.255.3696 (f)

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