A leading figure in German scientific emigration, a pioneer of ethnographic field work and the founding father of American anthropology, Franz Boas (1859-1942) has received new attention in recent years in both the United States and Europe.
The symposium "Franz Boas: analysing perspective" aims to question the images, in the broad sense of the term, that Boas constructed of North American Indians: images formed from field work and close relations with indigenous people, like his friend and collaborator George Hunt; photographs, drawings, geographic representations; images of myth and memory, compiled into a compendium of museographic installations; lastly, ritual images of art, masks, totems and other objects that he contributed to helping discover, in the United States and in European private and public collections .
The Department of Research and Education at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Michel Espagne, Isabelle Kalinowski, the CNRS, the "Transferts culturels" team and the Ecole Normale Supérieure
- Place: Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
From Friday 18 November 2011 to Saturday 19 November 2011
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- Public: Researcher, student
- Categorie : Symposia
Free entry (subject to available places)Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)