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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies organizes and sponsors a variety of lectures, conferences, symposia, performances, film screenings, exhibits, and other events throughout the year. These events are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Our Fridays-at-Noon Lecture Series poster can be downloaded here »

Visualizing the Occult: Spirit Photography in the Philippines and the World

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
4:00-5:30 PM
Clark Library, 2nd Floor Hatcher Hatcher Graduate Library Map
Join us for a fascinating exploration of spiritism and spirit photographs. U-M Professor Deirdre de la Cruz speaks about her research regarding early twentieth-century spirit photographs in the Philippines and elsewhere, and her use of Clark Library resources.

Dr. de la Cruz will explore the tension between Spiritism as a philosophy and practice that traveled via historically specific colonial routes and were localized to particular political and cultural contexts, and Spiritism as a global occult movement founded precisely on the promise of transcending metaphysical and spatial boundaries. For her study, Professor de la Cruz used the resources of the Clark Library and will detail their role in her research and teaching.
Building: Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Free, Lecture, Library, Southeast Asia
Source: Happening @ Michigan from University Library, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures