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The Fourth Annual Stanford Primary Source Symposium: Movements and Objects and Textual Mobilities

Following on the successful 2016 “Reformations” conference, the 2017 Primary Source Symposium will focus on cultural exchange through the movement of objects (gifts, textiles, booty, books, spices, animals, etc.). The goal of the symposium is to understand better the ways in which objects served as agents of cultural translation across linguistic, political, religious, geographic or gendered “borders.” 



Keynote Speakers
Sharon Farmer, UC Santa Barbara
Anthony Cutler, Penn State
Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard

Tuna Artun, Rutgers
Shirin Fozi, Pittsburg
Valerie Hansen, Yale
Alexander Key, Stanford
John Kieschnick, Stanford
Anne Lester, Colorado, Boulder
Theres Martin, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
Sanjay Subrahmanyam, UCLA
Ali Yaycioglu, Stanford

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the Europe Center, the Department of History, the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Center for South Asia and the Department of Art and Art History.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017. 12:00AM


Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall