Public symposium this week: Rethinking Material Culture from the Americas

The Cisneros Seminar in the Material Cultures of the Iberoamerican World presents:
Rethinking Material Culture from the Americas: The Study of Material Culture in 18th and 19th Century Mexico, Peru and Argentina
Tuesday, October 12 – Thursday, October 14, 2010
Bard Graduate Center
Lecture Hall
38 West 86th Street, New York, NY
Free admission
This initiative aims to promote study of the cultures of the Ibero-American World through their material artifacts, across space, time, media and methodology and irrespective of institutional and national divisions.
A series of projects bringing together scholars from around the world, whether independent or based in universities, museums, institutes, cultural institutions or business, aims to illuminate and shape the history of the Ibero-American material world, from pre-contact to the present.
Speakers include:
Miruna Achim (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa)
Irina Podgorny (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin)
Stefanie Gänger (History Faculty, Cambridge University)
Alessandra Russo (Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University)
For full schedule, more information, and RSVP (required), visit the BGC website.