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Amerasia: A Renaissance Discovery
Alexander Nagel, New York University

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Malleable Geographies in the First Global Age (Conference/Institute/Seminar)
Title: Malleable Geographies in the First Global Age
Author: Alexander Nagel
Author: Elizabeth Horodowich
Abstract: The concepts of “Contact” and “Cultural Exchange” have been complicated by an increased interest in polyfocal geographical and cultural imaginaries: what comes into contact in the Age of Encounters are not identities or cultures with objective existences but, on every side, conceptions of the world and ways of being in it and the cultural techniques that organized such ideas and activities—ideas and activities that were themselves undergoing intensive and continual redefinition under the impact of the encounters. The papers in this session address the encounters of the Early Modern period as meetings of symbolic economies and modalities of representation, contending with questions such as: Were the Yucatan and California islands? How large was the Pacific and was it an ocean? Was Cathay near Ochelaga (Montreal)? Was Ophir located in newly discovered lands, and where? Did the Japanese wear feathers? Should Mixtec masks be classified with Asian artifacts in European collections? Did Native Americans use parasols, did dragonfruit grow in the New World, and were there elephants in Patagonia? And who were “Indians”?
Date Range: March 31, 2017
Location: Renaissance Society of America Conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, March 31, 2017

Amerasia: A Renaissance Discovery (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Amerasia: A Renaissance Discovery
Author: Alexander Nagel
Abstract: A presentation showing the mingling of American and Asian elements in European visual images and some related texts between 1492 and 1522.
Date: 3/31/2017
Conference Name: Renaissance Society of America Conference, Chicago, 2017

Amerasia in the European Imaginary in the First Global Age (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Amerasia in the European Imaginary in the First Global Age
Author: Elizabeth Horodowich
Author: Alexander Nagel
Abstract: A co-presented paper, this presentation examines examples of the mingling of American and Asia in the European imagination, in images, texts, maps, and collections of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Date: 4/28/2017
Primary URL: http://humanities.ucla.edu/event/making-worlds-art-materiality-early-modern-globalization/
Conference Name: Making Worlds: Art, Materiality, and Early Modern Globalization, UCLA, April 28-29. 2017


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