Symposium 2017: Movements of Objects and Textual Mobilities

Following on the successful 2016 “Reformations” conference, the 2017 Primary Source Symposium will focus on cultural exchange through the movement of objects (gifts, textiles, booty, books, spices, animals, etc.). The goal of the symposium is to understand better the ways in which objects served as agents of cultural translation across linguistic, political, religious, geographic or gendered “borders.” 

Date and Time

November 2, 2017 5:30 PM - November 4, 2017 12:00 PM


The Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford, CA 94305


Keynote Speakers:

Sharon Farmer | UC Santa Barbara

Anthony Cutler | Penn State

Daniel Lord Smail | Harvard


Tuna Artun | Rutgers

Shirin Fozi | Pittsburgh

Valerie Hansen | Yale

Alexander Key | Stanford

John Kieschnick | Stanford

Anne Lester | Colorado, Boulder

Therese Martin | Consejo Superior de

Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid

Sanjay Subrahmanyam | UCLA

Ali Yaycioglu | Stanford

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the Europe Center, the Department of History, the Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Center for South Asia and the Department of Art and Art History.