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Paul Mellon Centre | London, Asia, Art, Worlds Conference: Thinking Through Empire

June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 10:15 am

*Times in CT
Chair: Teo Wenny (Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art.
7:00–7:15am Welcome & Introductions
7:15–8:00am Keynote Paper: Rana Mitter (Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China, and a Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford), “The Making, Breaking and Return of Empire–1750 to 2021 and Beyond”
8:00–8:15am Discussion and Questions
8:15–8:30am Break
8:30–8:35am Welcome back/Introductions
8:35–8:50am Dipti Khera (Associate Professor, Art History and Institute of Fine Arts, NYU), “From Udaipur’s Streets to London’s Stephenson Way: Sensing Historical Moods between the Visual Worlds and Archived Words of Ghasi, Waugh, Finden, and Tod”
8:50–9:05am Toshio Wantanabe (Professor for Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage, University of East Anglia), “Watercolour Landscape of ‘Japan’ in Victorian London, Meiji Tokyo and Colonial Taipei: Shifts in the Canon”
9:05–9:20am Gemma Sharpe (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Art History, City University of New York), “The Odder Story: Iqbal Geoffrey’s London”
9:20–9:45am Discussion & Questions
9:45–10:15am Optional breakout rooms for continued discussion
This event is part of London, Asia, Art, Worlds, a multi-part program of online events taking place in May and June 2021. It is envisioned as a murmuration, a series of interconnected papers, conversations, performances and interventions.