Held at the Hilton Hotel in historic downtown Salt Lake City, accessible via public transportation from the airport and within walking distance of museums, shopping, bars, and dining. For ideas about activities to do during your stay, check out our SLC Activities Page.
Tanya Agathocleous' integrative and interdisciplinary scholarship considers stratification in political, legal, architectural, and corporeal contexts, making visible the effects of imperial structures and spaces on lived experience. Her latest book, Disaffected: Emotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere, examines the far-reaching effects of anti-sedition law on the overlapping and discordant political spheres of India and Britain.
Deftly blending the fields of visual history and the history of science in Nature Exposed: Photography as Eyewitness in Victorian Science, Jennifer Tucker explores the cultural, legal, and medical meanings evoked by the photograph in its early development. Her current work on mining and chemical extraction exposes the labor history and environmental effects beneath photography's glossy finish.
In From Paris to Pompeii: French Romanticism and the Cultural Politics of Archaeology, Göran Blix shows how archeology’s acts of excavation bequeathed a metaphor through
which nineteenth-century historians, visual artists, and authors theorized the interlocking
relationship between past and present. His recent work maps out a subterranean genealogy
of biophilia and ecoapathy from Rousseau to Zola.
Judith Madera’s Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature incisively redefines place as a palimpsest of local, regional, national, and hemispheric
histories, metaphors, and allegiances working both in consort and conflict. Her new
project explores the radical geographies of African American and Caribbean literatures
and the Black emancipatory politics of the abolition epoch.
As an historian of architecture, Shundana Yusaf explores the spatialization of politics
and culture, replacing visual modes of understanding design with attention to the
oral and aural practices that characterize built environments. Her book in progress,
The Resonant Tomb: A Feminist History of Sufi Shrines in Pakistan, explores gender contestation in public sacred spaces including those excavated in
the nineteenth century.