Material Methodologies in Latin American & Iberian Studies (RBS-Mellon Symposium)

Date: 17 October 2015
Time: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University
Presented by: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School

This conference will bring together a group of advanced graduate students to share their doctoral research and the diverse ways in which they take materiality into account in their studies of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula across disciplines. Each participant will give a brief overview of their research project and then perform a reading of one object from their research corpus—whether a textile, printed book, manuscript, or image—from a material perspective. In the presentations and ensuing discussions, we will reflect in particular on the methodological challenges that the study of these Latin American and Iberian objects entails; on the benefits and drawbacks of a material approach; on the particularities and universalities that our regions of study present when considered within the broader field of “Critical Bibliography”; and on the theoretical implications of the work at hand.

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