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British Art & Natural Forces: Decolonial Agencies

November 17, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am

Part of the multi-part program of research events British Art and Natural Forces which focuses on the encounter between artistic and art-historical practice and the forces of the natural world.
Format: 20 mins papers x 4, plus Q&A
Chair: Hammad Nasar (Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre)
Speakers and papers:
-Holly Shaffer (Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture at Brown University), “Birds and Books in Flight across India and Britain”
-Bergit Arends (Curator and Researcher, British Academy Fellow at the University of Bristol), “Empire and Ecology: Activations by Contemporary Artists of Collections at the Natural History Museum in London”
-Eleanore Neumann (Doctoral Candidate in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia), “Maria Graham on the Natural History of Brazil and Chile, 1821–1824”
-Giulia Smith (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow “Landscape, Identity and Belonging in Post-Imperial Britain,” at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford), “Decolonising the Amazon: Aubrey Williams and Wilson Harris Find El Dorado”