Visiting Fellow Raymond Bulambula guides a UVA art student in making a "Marratjirri" Morning Star Pole.

Fayerweather Hall, McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia


Thursday, May 4, 2017
Wilson 142

Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Please join us on Thursday, May 4, from 2:30-4 pm in Wilson 142 for a roundtable discussion with Professor Davide Domenici (Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà/Department of History, Culture, and Civilization, University of Bologna).

As part of Professor Domenici's week-long visit to UVa, sponsored by the Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures, we'll discuss "Material Indians: Early Modern Circulation of Ethnographica and the Construction of the Indies as a Global Category."

For more information, please contact professors Allison Bigelow and Ricardo Padrón.


Thursday, April 27, 2017
Alderman 317

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

On Thursday, April 27, Professor Davide Domenici (University of Bologna) will speak with undergraduate and graduate students in Latin American Digital Humanities (SPAN 7559/4993) and Indigenous North American Arts (ARTH 3595, Arts Practicum). Please join us in Alderman 317 from 11-12:15 pm to learn about new research into the Mesoamerican writing systems, spiritualities, and color symbolism.

For more information, please contact professors Allison Bigelow (SIP) and Adriana Greci Green (Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative).

Professor Domenici's visit is generously sponsored by UVa's Institute of the Humanities & Global Cultures.




Hear My Voice: Native American Art from the Past and Present

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Based on the notion of dialogue, Hear My VoiceNative American Art of the Past and Present explores conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures. A total of 56 works illustrate the ways in which Native American art speaks of a shared knowledge and shared history while also being incredibly diverse in subject matter and medium. Organized into three themes, or types of dialogue, the exhibition explores how Native American artists relate to the natural world, their community, and the outside world and how those relationships affect their identity and work.

Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present is curated by Dr. Johanna Minich, Consulting Curator of Native American Art. Works in the exhibition are drawn from the museum’s collection as well as loans from other institutions and individuals. Hear My Voice is a statewide exhibition and will travel to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester and the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke in 2018. The statewide tour is generously sponsored by Mareke and Heinz Schiller.

Exhibition Dates: August 19 - November 26, 2017

Find out more on the VMFA website:

Film Screening: También la lluvia

Humanities Week 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
New Cabell 058

Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures presents

Screening Inequality: “También la lluvia”

Humanities Week 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: New Cabell 058

Synopsis: As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Click here to watch the trailer.

Political Thinking at the Margins

A Global Conference
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6 + Friday, April 7, 2017 

1 West Range, Hotel A, University of Virginia

This two-day interdisciplinary conference brings together established and emerging scholars of colonialism, settler-colonialism, and race for a discussion of law, violence, borders, war, property, sovereignty, the global, and the humanities in different contexts around the globe.


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