2011 History of Art Freer Symposium: Barbarians, Monsters, Hybrids and Mutants: Asian Inventions of Human "Others"
Paper abstracts and speaker bios.
8:30-9:00 Coffee reception
9:50-10:50 Fabio Rambelli (University of California, Santa Barbera) “Glimpses at the Asian Borderlands: Pre-modern Japanese Representations of India and the Muslim World”
11:00-11:50 Maurizio Peleggi (National University of Singapore) “Foreign Devils, Benign Monsters: Westerners (and Other Foreigners) in Thai Buddhist Cosmographies”
12:00-1:30 Lunch Break
1:45-2:35 Ayelet Zohar (Haifa University, Israel) “The Camel Breeder, the Belly Dancer, and the Terrorist: Images of Muslims, Arabs and Palestinians in Contemporary Japanese Art and Visual Culture”
2:45-3:55 Keynote Speaker: Ali Behdad (University of California Los Angeles) “In My Grandfather’s Darkroom: On Photographic Self-Exoticism in the Middle East”
4:00-5:00 Roundtable & Q & A
This Department of History of Art event is co-sponsored by the Charles Lang Freer Endowment and the U-M Museum of Art, with additional sponsorship from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Office of the Vice President for Research; Institute for the Humanities; International Institute; Rackham School of Graduate Studies; Department of Anthropology; School of Art & Design; Department of Asian Languages & Cultures; Center for Japanese Studies; Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies; Department of History; Department of Screen Arts & Cultures; Department of Near Eastern Studies; Center for South Asian Studies.