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Atlantic Worlds: Art and Globalization from Columbus to NAFTA, 2007-2008

The Atlantic Worlds collaborative addresses the topic of globalization and visual culture in the Atlantic world. From slavery and the slave trade to race politics and free trade, from first contact and exchange with indigenous cultures to the current role of the indigenous within the global art market, from the formation of empire to the emergence of the modern nation state, the Atlantic has served as a space for globalization. The collaborative will organize a conference on visual culture and globalization within the Atlantic world, held in conjunction with a spring 2008 interdisciplinary graduate seminar on the same topic.

The conveners of the Atlantic Worlds collaborative are Michael Gaudio and Jane Blocker (Department of Art History, CLA).

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