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Saturday University: Rivers and Climate Change in Bangladesh

Sat Dec 2 2017

Asian Art Museum

Off-Site

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Dip into a variety of waterscapes, past and present, as our speakers explore complex meanings, cultural traditions, and contemporary environmental issues. How did water imagery in early China form a basis for philosophy? And how did Hokusai’s woodblock print of The Great Wave become recognized and appropriated across the globe? From Chinese landscape painting to climate change in low-lying Bangladesh, join us for a cruise through ideas about water.

October & December: Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium (PIGT)
November: Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium (SAM)

River Life and Climate Change in Bangladesh
Naveeda Khan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
PIGT

With a focus on silt islands that accrete and erode within the Jamuna River in Bangladesh, Naveeda Khan asks how do the poor make and re-make their lives on such shifting grounds? In this talk she will explore the ways the poor have found to exist, even flourish, in such a challenging setting. She will also explore how climate change is making its presence known within these lives.

About the Presenter

Naveeda Khan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. She has published Muslim Becoming: Aspiration and Skepticism in Pakistan (2012) and edited several books and journal issues. She is currently working on a manuscript titled Towards a Romantic Anthropology: River Life and Climate Change in Bangladesh. Her new research will focus on changing notions of home in the aftermath of earthquakes with a focus on Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

Saturday University is held in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle University, and Elliott Bay Book Company.

OTHER LECTURES IN THIS SERIES

Oct 7

The Way of Water in Early Chinese Thought
PIGT

Oct 7

The Way of Water in Early Chinese Thought
PIGT

OCT 14

The Way of Water: Reading Landscape and Gender in Southern Song China
PIGT

OCT 21

Architecture, Stepwells, and Cosmic Water in Western India
PIGT

OCT 28

Creating Land in Paradise: Protest, Rights, and Sacred Waters on Bali's South Coast
PIGT

NOV 4

Following Rivers Rich in Honey: Narratives of Travel, Environmental Design, and the Indian Landscape
SAM

NOV 11

History Flows from the Mekong Mud
SAM

NOV 18

The Pirate Archipelago: Images of Maritime Power in Late Medieval Japan
SAM

DEC 2

River Life and Climate Change in Bangladesh
PIGT

DEC 9

Hokusai’s Waterscapes
PIGT

Full series tickets: $80; SAM members $40
Individual lecture tickets are now available online in advance. They are still at the door the day of the lecture: $10, SAM members $5; free at the door for students with ID
Please arrive to your seat 10 minutes before the program starts, or your seat may be released.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

206.442.8480 gardnercenter@seattleartmuseum.org

Photo: Naveeda Khan