Session Topics & Speakers

Friday, May 18, 2012

1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Vista Room
Light lunch available
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Session I - Historiography and Cultural Formation
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Auditorium
Session Chair: Eduardo Faingold, Associate Professor of Linguistics, The University of Tulsa
Presentations:
  • Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History, University of Texas, Memory and Space: How Biblical Typology Shaped Colonial Architectural Space in the Jesuit Temple of Quito (1650-1750)
  • Andrew Sluyter, Associate Professor of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, African Material Cultures on the Cattle Ranching Frontiers of the Pampas and the Great Plains
  • Jane Ackerman, Associate Professor of Religion, University of Tulsa, Observed and Envisioned Realities: Juan Mateo Mange's 1721 History of Northern New Spain
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Session II - Indigenous Subjectivities in Colonial Spanish America
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Auditorium
Session Chair: Kirsten Olds, Assistant Professor of Art History, The University of Tulsa
Presentations:
  • Thomas Cummins, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art, Harvard University. Painting and Drawing as Evidence: The Indigenous Subject represented as History
  • Susan Schroeder, Emeritus Faculty and France V. Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History, Tulane University. Pagan Ancestors and the Church: Nahua Legitimacy and Posterity According to Chimalpahin
  • Stephanie Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, University of Tulsa, Shaping Nahua Subjectivities in a Story of Tlaxcalan Child Martyrs
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Vista Room
See registration information for dinner choices and pricing
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Keynote Address and Dessert Reception
The Memory Boom in Public History at the Civil War Sesquicentennial

  • Professor David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition, Yale University

Saturday, May 19, 2012

8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Vista Room
Light breakfast available
9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Session III - Conservation and Preservation
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Auditorium
Session Chair: Dale Teeters, Professor of Chemistry, The University of Tulsa
Presentations:
  • Debra Hess Norris, Chair and Professor, Art Conservation, and Photographic Conservator Henry Francis du Pont Chair in Fine Arts, University of Delaware, The Preservation of Our Photographic Heritage in Oklahoma
  • Jodi Utter, Conservator of Works on Paper at The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, The watercolors of Charles M. Russell: an examination of the artist's materials and techniques on the Montana frontier
  • Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler, Chief Conservator, National Archives and Records Administration, Archives Conservation: Opportunities and Challenges
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tour of Gilcrease Galleries and Archives
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Keynote
The 'Seeds of Change' as Columbus' Old World Meets the New World
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Auditorium
  • Herman J. Viola, Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Session IV - Slavery and the American West
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Auditorium
Session Chair: Bob Jackson, Associate Professor of English, The University of Tulsa
Presentations:
  • Elliott West, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History, University of Arkansas, Slavery in the West: As Mixed as the Land and its People
  • Tiya Miles, Professor of American Culture, Afroamerican & African Studies, History, Native American Studies, University of Michigan, Enslavement and Movement in Indian Territory
  • Kristen Oertel, Mary Frances Barnard Chair of American History, University of Tulsa, "The Creeks say if the negroes are free they will not remain in the Creek nation": The Slavery Debate in Indian Territory
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Session V - Cultural Sovereignty
Location: Gilcrease Museum - Auditorium
Session Chair: Judith Royster, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Native American Law Center, The University of Tulsa
Presentations:
  • Rebecca Tsosie, Professor of Law, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Arizona State University, Native Nations and Museums: Developing an Institutional Framework for Cultural Sovereignty
  • L.G. Moses, Professor of History, Oklahoma State University, Our Mother Place: Pueblo Sovereignty and the History of the Pueblo Lands Board, 1923-1931
  • Brian Hosmer, H.G. Barnard Chair of Western American History, University of Tulsa. Ni'iihi at the Library
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Catered Reception
Hosted by President Steadman Upham