Geographies of Inscription (Feb 6-7)

Registration is now open for the interdisciplinary conference on “Geographies of Inscription” at the Clark Library, feb 6-7 2015. Registration is free for all UC students and faculty:

Geographies of Inscription: Program Schedule

Friday, February 6, 2015

9:30 a.m.            Morning Coffee and Registration

10:00 a.m.           Opening Remarks and Welcome

Session 1

Chair: Mary Terrall

Mary C. Fuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From World Space to Book Space: Mapping the Distribution of Materials in Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations (1600)

Megan Barford, University of Cambridge

HMS Sulphur, Edward Belcher, and the Politics of Writing in the Royal Navy

11:25 a.m.            Coffee Break

11:35 a.m.            Deidre Lynch, Harvard University

Books on the Move in the Early Nineteenth Century: Souvenirs, Scrap Paper, and Album Culture


12:45 p.m.            Lunch

2:15 p.m.            Session 2

Chair: Elizabeth Montanez-Sanabria, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow

Juliet Fleming, New York University


Nicholas Dew, McGill University

Father Labat’s Colonial Machine: Inscribing the Atlantic Triangle, c. 1730

 3:25 p.m.            Coffee Break

3:35 p.m.            Adriana Craciun, University of California, Riverside

Inscribed Spaces: Maritime Graffiti, Markers, and Exploration Circuits


4:45 p.m.            Reception

Saturday, February 7, 2015

9:30 a.m.            Morning Coffee and Registration

10:00 a.m.            Session 3

Chair: Eric Otremba, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow

Matthew Goldmark, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow

Travelling Exemplars: Petitions and Pedagogues in 17th-Century Peru

Michael T. Bravo, University of Cambridge

The Multiplication of the Poles and Their Geographies, 16001830

11:10 a.m.            Coffee Break

11:20 a.m.            Kapil Raj, École des hautes études en sciences sociales

Making a Portuguese-Language Herbal Speak: ‘Local’ Knowledge and the East India Company on the Malabar Coast in the 18th Century

 12:30 p.m.            Conclusion

Registration is free for all UC students, faculty and staff, but places are limited so register in advance online:

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