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September 2016

Tamara Sears, ‘Landscape Encounters: Envisioning Mobility and Travel in Precolonial India, c. 1340-1528’

September 27, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Associate professor at Rutgers University Tamara Sears is a specialist on the art and architectural history of South Asia with particular interests in the relationships between political power, religion and the production of sacred architecture in ancient and medieval India. Her research focuses on the relationship between ritual and architecture, asceticism and worldly power, and iconology and religious experience. In addition, she has written on the continuity and reuse of Hindu temple and monastery sites during the Islamic period, and…

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February 2018

Mary Jo Arnoldi, ‚ÄúContemporary Monuments in Bamako, Mali: Materializing a National Narrative”

February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mary Jo Arnoldi is the curator of African Ethnology and the Arts for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and has worked extensively in Mali. She is trained in both anthropology and art history and is interested in many forms of material and expressive culture. Her research in Africa focuses on the roles that material and expressive culture play in the construction of identities: local, national and global. She is especially interested in the post-colonial public culture in West Africa.…

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