AOA Symposium

Date(s) - 10/06/2016
All Day


The Archipelagoes, Oceans, Americas research group will host a 2-day symposium on October 6-7, 2016. Events will take place throughout the day on both Thursday and Friday in various locations.

This symposium offers a critical opportunity to reflect on contemporary currents in archipelagic and oceanic thought within the humanities, inviting participants to imagine a variety of terraqueous futures. For more information about the Symposium: AOA Symposium 2016.

Institutional Sponsors: Humanities Center, BYU; English Department Reading Series, BYU; Fine Arts Department, BYU; Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers–New Brunswick

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Noon                            Lunch on campus                4010 JFSB

12:30pm                       Opening Remarks                4010 JFSB

Brian Russell Roberts (Brigham Young U)

1:00–3:00pm                Session One                 Moderator: Aaron Eastley (Brigham Young U)                4010 JFSB

  • Susan Stanford Friedman (U of Wisconsin–Madison) “New Planetarity: Thinking with Archipelagoes, Oceans, and Continents”
  • Michelle Stephens (Rutgers–New Brunswick) “Arc’d Relations: Rethinking Hispanic Caribbean Art from an Insular Archipelagic Lens”
  • ‘Anapesi Ka’ili (Mana Academy, West Valley City) Title TBA
  • Scott Miller (Brigham Young U) “Reciprocating Hegemons: How Settlers on a Remote Japanese Archipelago Weathered Back-and-Forth US and Japanese Occupations over Nearly Two Centuries, and What We Can Learn from It”

3:00–3:45pm                Break/refreshments                       4010 JFSB  

4:00-4:50pm                 Archipelagic/Oceanic Art Exhibition tour for symposium participants (HBLL)

Tour conducted by Fidalis Buehler (Brigham Young U)

Exhibition artists:

  • Charlie Cohan (U of Hawai‘i–Mānoa)
  • Cody Arnall (Texas Tech U)
  • Tiana Birrell (Art Institute of Chicago)
  • Fidalis Buehler

5:00-6:30pm                 Session Two: Artist Talks (Library auditorium)

 7:00–9:00pm                 Group dinner at La Jolla Groves


Friday’s Schedule


Image: Fidalis Buehler, Bali Hai-Series 2. Used with permission

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