The University of Iowa

Trade between Asia and Latin America is topic of April 20 lecture

April 12th, 2011

The UI Latin American Studies Program (LASP) will welcome Dana Leibsohn for a guest lecture titled, “From Manila to Mexico: the Art and History of Early Modern Trade with Asia.” The talk will be held Wednesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in the International Programs Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre. This event is free and open to the public.

Focusing on silver, ceramics, consumers and craftsmen, this presentation explores the role of trans-Pacific exchange in the early modern period. Of particular interest are the diverse meanings created by foreign things through their travel from Asia to the Americas.

Leibsohn is the Priscilla Paine Van der Poel Professor of Art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her research and publications focus on indigenous visual culture in colonial Latin America.

This event is sponsored by LASP and UI International Programs with support from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the School of Art and Art History, both in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, visit or contact Amber Brian at or 319-335-2231.