Out of Place: Art and History in Oceania

Nicholas Thomas, Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar
May 9, 2012

In his lecture, “Out of Place: Art and History in Oceania,” Thomas explores the art and history of the Pacific through a series of formative moments, from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. Consideration is given to how we imagine cross-cultural encounters, how we interpret the art of this region, and what the legacies of these encounters are today. 

Nicholas Thomas is Professor of Historical Anthropology, Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Professorial Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Cambridge. 



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