Itineraries of Exchange: Cultural Contact in a Global Frame

How do societies change in response to contact with other cultures? And what roles do objects play in mediating these connections over time and place? This two-and-a-half-day symposium – held March 4 through March 6 at the UBC Vancouver campus – brings together anthropologists, geographers, historians, Indigenous artists and activists, and literary scholars whose research focuses on cross-cultural encounters and material exchange in a global context. Invited speakers will share works-in-progress and critically assess their own approaches toward the study of cultural exchange between peoples, places and things.

UBC Library is proud to support this event. Rare Books and Special Collections has worked with organizer Neil Safier of UBC’s Department of History on an accompanying digital collection, and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is an event sponsor.

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