Skip to Content

Sponsors

No results

Tags

No results

Types

No results

Search Results

Events

No results
Search events using: keywords, sponsors, locations or event type
When / Where
All occurrences of this event have passed.
This listing is displayed for historical purposes.

Presented By: Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies

EIHS Workshop: Landscape, Indigenous Knowledge, and Power

Deepthi Bathala, Anne Marie Creighton, Jonathan Quint, Gregory E. Dowd

Copy of a sketch of the Monongahela during the French and Indian War, ca. 1755. Copy of a sketch of the Monongahela during the French and Indian War, ca. 1755.
Copy of a sketch of the Monongahela during the French and Indian War, ca. 1755.
This lecture is presented in hybrid format: in-person in 1014 Tisch Hall and virtual via Zoom webinar (register: https://myumi.ch/QeGR8).

Landscape constitutes an analytical category that reflects the double-way entanglement between human and environment. It specifies the geographical or spatial dimension while acknowledging human activities and their multivalent constructs of physical spaces. As Akinwumi Ogundiran writes in Power and Landscape in Atlantic West Africa, “landscapes do not exist a priori as a natural stage upon which social processes unfold. Rather, they are produced by human social and cultural practice.” In the light of Ogundiran’s pioneering works, this Eisenberg Institute roundtable panel calls attention to rethink landscape as a prism to understand diverse patterns of political, economic, social, and cultural structures that involve the formation and operation of knowledge-power systems in different historical settings.

This panel brings together graduate students from architecture, and history who, through the analytic of landscape, draw important connections between linguistic analysis, spatial continuities, geographic knowledge and histories of colonial power. These connections help them recover lost worlds of indigenous languages, technologies, labor, and skills.

Panelists:
• Deepthi Bathala (Graduate Student, Architecture, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan)
• Anne Marie Creighton (Graduate Student, Anthropology, University of Michigan)
• Jonathan Quint (Graduate Student, History, University of Michigan)
• Gregory E. Dowd (moderator; Helen Hornbeck Tanner Collegiate Professor; History, American Culture; University of Michigan)

This event presented by the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Copy of a sketch of the Monongahela during the French and Indian War, ca. 1755. Copy of a sketch of the Monongahela during the French and Indian War, ca. 1755.
Copy of a sketch of the Monongahela during the French and Indian War, ca. 1755.

Co-Sponsored By

Explore Similar Events

  •  Loading Similar Events...

Tags

Report Event As Inappropriate Contact Event Organizers
Back to Main Content