Arpeggio 2019: Spaces of Translation

November 22, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Arpeggio is an annual graduate-student organized interdisciplinary conference of AAHVS department. This year, with the overarching theme of "Spaces of Translation," Arpeggio invites scholars and students to explore the relationship between the original and reinterpreted, the authors and translators, and the artists and art historians from diverse regions such as China, France, Mexico, and the United States. Three speakers - Amara Solari (Penn State University Professor, Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Art), Kristel Smentek (MIT Professor, Eighteenth-century European art and Asian-European Cultural Interaction), Dario Robleto (Contemporary artist based in Houston, TX interested in the intersection between art and science) - will give valuable talks and a panel discussion will follow.

Arpeggio will take place at 2:00pm on Friday, November 22 in the Collision Space, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, A266. The event begins at 2:00pm with Dr. Amara Solari's presentation of her paper "The Translatable Sacristy: Maya Blue and the Reception of Triune Theology in 16th C. Yucatan," followed at 2:55pm with Dr. Kristel Smentek's presentation of her paper "China in the Studio in 18th C. France," and concludes at 4:05pm with Dario Robleto's presentation of his paper "Small Crafts on Sisyphean Seas." A panel discussion will start at 5:00pm with a reception to immediately follow. Arpeggio is free and open to the public.

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  • Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
  • Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
  • Observatory on Europe

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  • Conference