Sabbatical Talk: Bonnie Devine


The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies is pleased to present Associate Professor Bonnie Devine’s faculty sabbatical talk.

 
DateWednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Location

100 McCaul Street Room 230

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies is pleased to present Associate Professor Bonnie Devine’s faculty sabbatical talk: 

La Rábida, Soul of Conquest: an Anishinaabe encounter

La Rábida is a Franciscan friary near the town of Palos de la Frontera, on a rocky outcropping overlooking the confluence of the Tinto and Odiel rivers on the Atlantic coast of Spain. Christopher Columbus set sail from this place in August 1492 confident he would find a new route to Asia. He landed instead on an island in the Caribbean Sea. The cultural confrontation that followed his landing is the inspiration and subject of Devine’s recent research and studio practice, and the art exhibition that resulted from them.
 
In Palos de la Frontera, ceramic plaques embedded in the town’s walls extol the virtues of Columbus and the Pinzón brothers (Martín Alonso and Vicente Yáñez), who piloted the Nina and Pinta on first voyage, not only as great navigators but also as pious emissaries of Christianity. The town of Palos identifies itself as the baptismal font of the Americas and the nearby Friary of La Rábida as the leading edge of a righteous evangelical mission. In 1992 Pope John Paul ll celebrated mass in the chapel at La Rabida to give thanks and praise for the church’s good work.

The Friary at La Rábida is currently on the tentative list of nominations as a World Heritage site.

Using texts and images from European and Indigenous sources Devine explores and questions the evangelical justification for the conquest of the New World, investigating and recording the methods of the conquistadors and the piety of the religious orders that supported and directed them. The resulting exhibition includes sculpture, drawing, painting, video, and a specially commissioned choral work by Anishinaabe composer David DeLeary based on the Latin text of the 1493 Papal Bull, Inter Caetera - the Doctrine of Discovery.

Noon - 1pm : Buffalo Stew presented by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program
1pm - 2pm : Talk
2pm - 2:30pm: Q & A

DateWednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Website Location

100 McCaul Street Room 230

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies is pleased to present Associate Professor Bonnie Devine’s faculty sabbatical talk: 

La Rábida, Soul of Conquest: an Anishinaabe encounter

La Rábida is a Franciscan friary near the town of Palos de la Frontera, on a rocky outcropping overlooking the confluence of the Tinto and Odiel rivers on the Atlantic coast of Spain. Christopher Columbus set sail from this place in August 1492 confident he would find a new route to Asia. He landed instead on an island in the Caribbean Sea. The cultural confrontation that followed his landing is the inspiration and subject of Devine’s recent research and studio practice, and the art exhibition that resulted from them.
 
In Palos de la Frontera, ceramic plaques embedded in the town’s walls extol the virtues of Columbus and the Pinzón brothers (Martín Alonso and Vicente Yáñez), who piloted the Nina and Pinta on first voyage, not only as great navigators but also as pious emissaries of Christianity. The town of Palos identifies itself as the baptismal font of the Americas and the nearby Friary of La Rábida as the leading edge of a righteous evangelical mission. In 1992 Pope John Paul ll celebrated mass in the chapel at La Rabida to give thanks and praise for the church’s good work.

The Friary at La Rábida is currently on the tentative list of nominations as a World Heritage site.

Using texts and images from European and Indigenous sources Devine explores and questions the evangelical justification for the conquest of the New World, investigating and recording the methods of the conquistadors and the piety of the religious orders that supported and directed them. The resulting exhibition includes sculpture, drawing, painting, video, and a specially commissioned choral work by Anishinaabe composer David DeLeary based on the Latin text of the 1493 Papal Bull, Inter Caetera - the Doctrine of Discovery.

Noon - 1pm : Buffalo Stew presented by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program
1pm - 2pm : Talk
2pm - 2:30pm: Q & A

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street Room 230
Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 
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