New perspectives on Transpacific connections – The Americas and the South Pacific 2013

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Preliminary Conference Program

Venue: Senatssaal, 1st floor, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

Thursday April 25th, 2013

Conference Opening

from 3:00 pm


5:00 pm Klaus Vollmer (Vice Dean) and Eveline Dürr, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Welcome Address LMU
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Keynote: Dan Bendrups, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University “Latin American popular music in Polynesia: Three case studies of musical migration”
7:00 pm   Reception and opening of photo exhibition

Friday April 26th, 2013

Economy and Trade

Chair: Eveline Dürr

9:30 am - 10:05 am Alan Smart, University of Calgary “The moral economy of food trade: Import bans and regional governance in the transpacific region”
10:05 am - 10:40 am Catherine Burdick, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago “Mapping cinnamon and pepper in Alonso de Ovalle’s ‘Tabula Geographica Regni Chile’”
10:40 am - 11:15 am

coffee break

“Asia in Puebla”: Los Chinos Poblanos

Chair: Karoline Noack

11:15 am - 11:50 am Phillip Ramirez, University of California, Irvine “Los Chinos Poblanos: A study of Asians in the Spanish colonial city of Puebla de los Ángeles”
11:50 am - 12:25 pm María Cristina Manzano Munguía, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México “Encountering the Chinese: Constructing the present and the future of Puebla”
12:25 pm - 1:30 pm

lunch break

Rapa Nui: Between Oceania and Latin America

Chair: Silja Klepp

1:30 pm - 2:05 pm Grant McCall, University of Sydney “Chile and Rapa Nui: A foundational misunderstanding”
2:05 pm - 2:30 pm Lars Frühsorge, University of Hamburg “Rapa Nui: Cultural interactions between Latin America and Polynesia”
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

coffee break

3:00 pm - 3:35 pm Dan Bendrups, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University “Performing Identity: The role of music and dance in interactions between Easter Island and Chile”
4:10 pm Vanessa Warheit (film director) “The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands”

Saturday April 27th, 2013

Cultural Connections across the Pacific

Chairs: Catherine Burdick and María Cristina Manzano Munguía

9:30 am - 10:05 am Monisha Das Gupta, University of Hawaii “Shadowed Lives: Invisibility and visibility of Mexicans in Hawai’i”
10:05 am - 10:40 am Gigi Peterson, State University of New York at Cortland “Cousins in anti-imperialism: Filipino and Latin American resistance to US policy”
10:40 am - 11:15 am

coffee break

11:15 am- 11:50 am Karoline Noack, University of Bonn “Bollywood in Lima, Machu Picchu in Bollywood: The `new Indians´ in Lima”
11:50 am - 12:25 pm Silja Klepp, University of Bremen “Climate change and migration: New rights and resources for environmetal migrants in the Pacific region”
12:25 pm - 2:15 pm

lunch break

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm Anne Grob, University of Leipzig “’Our aspirations are linked to and expressed by other indigenous people throughout the world’ - Indigenous higher education and transcultural interactions in North America and New Zealand”
2:50 pm - 3:25 pm Eveline Dürr, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität “Trans-pacific indigenous strategies: The case of language revitalization”
3:25 pm - 4:00 pm

coffee break

 Transpacific Material Culture: Perspectives from the Museum

Chair: Josephine Smart

4:00 pm - 4:35 pm Viola König, Ethnological Museum Berlin “One history, many perspectives: From the early contact terms of trade at Northwest Coast to a transpacific modernity”
4:35 pm - 5:10 pm Philipp Schorch, Deakin University, Melbourne “Te papa travel stories: Negotiating the Americas and the South Pacific in a pluralist cosmopolitan space”
5:10 pm - 5:45 pm Allison Ramsay, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva, Fiji Islands “Re/building Cultural Connections: Cultural revitalization and museums in the Pacific and the Americas”

Expert Talk: Research Initiatives and possible Cooperations

Chair: Eveline Dürr

5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Alexander Widmann, Bayerische Forschungsallianz (BayFOR) GmbH Special topic: “Shifting from the transatlantic to a transpacific perspective? Rethinking recent political and research initiatives of the European Union and future options and strategies for socio-economic and humanities research”
7:30 pm Conference Dinner

Sunday April 28th, 2013

Indigenous Peoples, Legacies of Colonization and Emerging South to South Dialogue between Australia and the Americas

Chair: Phillip Schorch

9:30 am - 10:05 am Victoria Grieves, University of Sydney “’La bestia: …’ - The Beast as a global phenomenon? Comparative existences in Australia and Mexico”
10:05 am - 10:40 am Abeyamí Ortega, Universidad Autónoma de México “Taxidermic memories/claiming the spirit back: The quest for the re-inscription of social memory through human remains repatriation in Mexico and Australia”
10:40 am - 11:15 am Vek Lewis, University of Sydney “Translocal trajectories in the context of colonial difference: Indigenous knowledges between Australia and Latin America”
11:15 am - 11:45 am

coffee break

11:45 am- 12:20 am Irene Strodthoff, University of Sydney “The Role of the Pacific Ocean and progress in the discursive identity construction of contemporary Chile and Australia”
12:20 am - 12:55 pm Fernanda Penaloza, University of Sydney “Transpacific encounters/obsessions with primitivism: Scrutinity and control of ‘Fuegians’ and ‘Tasmanians’ in the 19th and 20th centuries”
1:00 pm Conclusion and Closing Ceremony
3:00 pm Visit to the Staatliche Museum für Völkerkunde München: Material Culture in a Transpacific Perspective

 This conference is made possible by the support of:

 Bayerische Hochschulzentrum für Lateinamerika  Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft     Goetheinstitut     Institut für Ethnologie der LMU     Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität