22 Apr 2024 All day SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DP & Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, CB2 3RF

Description

Convenors

  • Paula López Caballero (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
  • Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas (Museum of Archeology and Anthropology and Multidimensional Dialogues of the Americas, University of Cambridge)

Speakers

  • Javiera Carmona Jiménez, University of Tarapacá.
  • Jocelyne Duddling (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
  • Alicia Fentiman (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge)
  • María Fernanda Domínguez-Londoño, Faculty of Modern and Medieval languages and Linguistics, University of Cambridge)
  • Benoît de l’Estoile (Musée du Quai Branly / CNRS)
  • Sian Lazar (Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
  • Laura Lewis (University of Southampton)

Summary

This workshop is based around the exhibition ‘A woman in the field: Susan Drucker-Brown’s photographs and anthropological fieldnotes (Mexico 1957-1958)‘ which displays photographs and ethnographic fieldnotes produced by Cambridge-based anthropologist Susan Drucker-Brown in the village of Jamiltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) in 1957 and 1958.

Within the framework of this exhibition, this one-day event seeks to foster discussion around the three transversal lines of the exhibition: Firstly, the processes of mestizaje, indigeneity and modernisation experienced in Mexico in the mid-twentieth century at an indigenous and rural locality. Secondly, the everyday life of ethnographic research and, in particular, the role of women in fieldwork. And thirdly, the afterlives of the materials produced during fieldwork, either as collections in museums or archives, or as part of restitution processes to the villages where the anthropologists worked.

The event includes a student workshop, a round table around photographic collections, and three lectures on Susan Drucker-Brown’s work on the historisation of field interactions, on mestizaje, and on categories of identification in Mexico. It may be of interest to audiences working on race, gender, indigeneity, photography, anthropology, archaeology collections, and museums.


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Supported by the Brown family, in addition to:

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Graphic with a map of the Americas and wording: Multidimensional Dialogues of the Americas.

 

 

 

Programme

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and coffee for students attending the workshop  I  Alison Richard Building

9:15 - 10:30

 Student Workshop

‘Through “your” photographer’s eye: exploring culture and identity’

Followed by a walk to the Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF

 

10:30 - 11:00

Welcome  I  Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF

 

11:00 - 11:30

‘Susan amongst the Mamprusi of northern Ghana.’
Alicia Fentiman (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge) on Susan Drucker-Brown’s work in Ghana.

Edmund Leach Seminar Room
Department of Social Anthropology, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RF

11:30-12:00

Sian Lazar (Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge) words for the opening of the exhibition.

Paula López Caballero (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) on Susan Drucker-Brown’s work in Mexico.

Walk to the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP

 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch  I  Alison Richard Building

14:00 - 15:30

 Roundtable

‘Lens on the field: photography, collections and ethnographic research.’

Jocelyne Duddling (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

María Fernanda Domínguez-Londoño (Faculty of Modern and Medieval languages and Linguistics, University of Cambridge)

Javiera Carmona Jimenez (Associatet Professor University of Tarapacá, Chile)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:40

Lecture

‘Writing the history of British anthropology in the 1930s from field interactions.’

Benoît de l’Estoile (Musée du Quai Branly / CNRS)

16:40 - 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 - 17: 40

Lecture

‘Mestizaje and afro-indigeneity in Mexico’s Costa chica: history and politics.’

Laura Lewis (University of Southampton)

17:40 – 18:00

Video presentation of Jamiltepec and words from the Brown family

18:00 - 18:10

Opening of the exhibition

Gabriela Ramos (University of Cambridge)

18:10 – 19:00

Tour of the exhibition and reception

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