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"Between Memory and Invention: What we can Learn from the Visual Construction of the New World in Early Modern European Prints"

Gastvortrag von Prof. Dr. Flavia Galli Tatsch (Campinas)

10.01.2011


SFB 573 (Bild: SFB, bearb MSchmidt)Am 10. Januar hält Frau Prof. Dr. Flavia Galli Tatsch (Campinas) auf Einladung des SFB 573 einen Gastvortrag zum Thema:

„Between Memory and Invention: What we can Learn from the Visual Construction of the New World in Early Modern European Prints".

Zum Inhalt kündigt Prof. Tatsch an:

"My focus is to understand how Europeans of the end of the 16th century represented themselves and the world, which values and concepts they shared and what they intended to transmit with the allegories from America, either directly or in a subliminal fashion.

Assuming the stand of a historian-observer, I will have to employ a specific knowledge asset, allowing to reveal both the meaning of images of America and to evaluate the scope and eventual usage and appropriation. For such, it will be necessary to place them in their historical context in order to build an information corpus. To avoid reductionism, these are some of my strategies:

  1. carry out a genealogy of iconographic elements previous to this type of representation and understand the construction and incorporation of new elements;
  2. establish an analisis of the circularity of two kinds of cultural exchange in Early Modern Europe: iconographic production and reports of voyages, chronicles and other literature texts produced on America;
  3. comprehend why these images appeared in the Low Countries and what they intrinsic meanings are;

understand the impact and meanings of this iconography, that became the basis for a certain image of America and that spread throughout Europe."

Der Vortrag findet - abweichend von den üblichen Terminen - im Hauptgebäude, Raum DZ 007, um 12:15 Uhr statt und ist öffentlich.