Donderdag 07 Juni 2018

Nederland, Leiden - ASC, Pieter de la Court building - Lezing en debat
The Lion’s Historian: Animal Histories from the South
Donderdag 07 Juni 2018 15:30 - 17:00

Taking the African epigram “Until the lion has an historian of his own, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” as its starting point, this seminar discusses how we may become the lion’s historians. Prof. Sandra Swart argues that including other species in understanding the past is another way of ‘doing history’ and not necessarily a separate ‘animal turn’ in historiography. Instead, she argues that we allow the creatures on the edge of our vision to move into our disciplinary line of sight. This has been seen previously in social history, first with workers, then with women, and now animals. My aim is to start telling a social (rather than natural) history of the human – animal relationship.

We can offer more than the natural history of animals if we can show that it is both ideographic and diachronic: It changes over place and time. We can then tell a social history of animals – albeit most often seen through the eyes of their enemies. Animals are as historical as we are ourselves. They, like us, are products of our own biology and evolutionary pasts, but also products of our changing environments and our shifting socio-political present, within cultures that change over time and that comprise individuals who do not conform to stereotype. In short, they both experience change and effect change – they have history.

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Nederland, Amsterdam - FOAM - Lezing en debat
Patterns, props & poses - Reading Keïta’s portraits
Woensdag 06 Juni 2018 21:00
t/m Zaterdag 30 Juni 2018

In de jaren vijftig en zestig poseerde een bonte verzameling inwoners van de Malinese hoofdstad Bamako voor de lens van Seydou Keïta. Men kwam naar Keïta’s studio om zich zo mooi mogelijk te laten portretteren. Het werk van Keïta is momenteel te zien in een overzichtstentoonstelling in Foam.

Foam organiseert op woensdag 6 juni een verdiepende avond over de portretten van Seydou Keïta.

Verschillende sprekers zullen zijn werk vanuit diverse invalshoeken benaderen: vanuit het perspectief van mode, in de context van de geschiedenis en cultuur van Mali, en door de ogen van een kunstenaar. Te gast zijn: Prof. Carol Tulloch (modeperspectief), Jan Hoek (kunstenaarsperspectief) en Dr. Annette Schmidt (cultuur historisch perspectief).

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