University of Chicago
“The Space Between: Trade, Cosmology, and Modes of Seeing in Independent Ladakh”
WED, Nov. 30th 5:00-7:00 PM
John Hope Franklin Room, SSR 224
Matthew Lowenstein, University of Chicago History Department
Please join us for Kyle Gardner’s presentation of a chapter from his dissertation on Wednesday, November 30th at 4 PM in the John Hope Franklin Room (SSR 224). In addition to providing historical background of the making and demise of Ladakh (a region in the northwest Himalayan mountain range), “The Space Between: Trade, Cosmology and Modes of Seeing in Independent Ladakh” explores how four indigenous modes of viewing space–cosmological, political, linguistic, and material–created multiple modes of seeing that space.
Kyle’s paper can be accessed through at the East Asia: Transregional Histories workshop website. The password is “cosmology”
As always, first-time attendees are welcome. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.