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Fields of the Future
34 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 9: Brandon R. Byrd—Redefining Intellectual History
In This Episode Peter N. Miller speaks to Brandon R. Byrd, historian of Black intellectual and social history, about the scope of intellectual history, the “rise” of Black intellectual history, and the urgent necessity to incorporate stories and knowledges that have been left out of the field. Through lively and deliberate intellectual exchange, Byrd and Miller explore a discipline in flux.
34 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 8: Tanya Aguiñiga—Making Metabolizing the Border
In This Episode Christina De León speaks to Tanya Aguiñiga about Metabolizing the Border, the performative embodiment of her engagement with the people and the landscape at the borderlands between Mexico and the US. With frank candor, Aguiñiga describes her years on the road and the environment, politics, and trauma that animate her work, as well as the emotional and spiritual difficulty of the performance and its aftermath.
36 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Episode 7: Jaipreet Virdi—Disability Objects in the Archives
In This Episode Elizabeth Guffey speaks to historian Jaipreet Virdi about disability studies, her “path-breaking” approach to research, and the inclusive and collaborative opportunities social media allows scholars. Virdi’s work centers the people who used and adapted disability objects throughout history. Through rich and detailed examples Virdi illuminates the hidden stories behind these objects.
30 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 6: Sarah Anne Carter—Making History with Things
In This Episode Ivan Gaskell speaks to curator, art historian, and professor Sarah Anne Carter about how objects illuminate hidden histories. Carter articulates the importance of collaboration and interdisciplinarity in curation, teaching, and writing. Through recalling her own educational trajectory she highlights the central role objects can play in learning.
33 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Episode 5: Heather Igloliorte—Inspiring Change from the Inside
In This Episode Aaron Glass speaks with art historian and curator Heather Igloliorte about Indigenous futures, repatriation, and inclusive exhibition making. Using detailed real world examples Igloliorte articulates with alacrity and optimism how universities and museums can work towards being more supportive and inclusive of Indigenous peoples and perspectives.
27 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Episode 4: Marc Vermeulen—Data as Storytelling
In This Episode Jennifer Mass speaks with conservation heritage scientist Marc Vermeulen about the links between art and science, the wealth of information carried within the sample, and the microhistories of objects that are contained in data analysis. Listen to this episode to nerd out on the nuances of how materials transform over time.
30 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Episode 3: Ellen Carrlee—Collaborative Conservation
In this episode Soon Kai Poh speaks to conservator Ellen Carrlee about Indigenous collaboration and the role of the conservator in networks of care. Recounting stories from her professional life, she illuminates the many ways communities can be invited to help care for their cultural objects and in doing so help define the future of conservation practice.
42 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Episode 2: Samia Henni—Relearning Architecture, Exhibiting, and Teaching
In This Episode Nina Stritlzer-Levine speaks with historian, theorist, and exhibitor Samia Henni about her approach to architectural history informed by her experience growing up in Algeria in the aftermath of French colonial rule. With targeted attention to the crucial role of the archive, both personal and collective, Henni poignantly highlights the significance of personal histories in combating colonial erasure.
32 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Episode 1: Rapheal Begay—Life and Art on the Navajo Nation
In This Episode Anthropologist Hadley Jensen speaks with Diné photographer and curator Rapheal Begay about his life and work and what it means to pay attention to the things we take for granted. Through visual storytelling he foregrounds Indigenous aesthetics, embodied knowledges, and alternative ways of knowing that explore the Diné way of life. Begay describes with visceral clarity the dynamic landscape of the American Southwest and the knowledge systems that animate it.
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