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Evocative Objects

Evocative Objects
Royal Ontario Museum, Eaton Theatre
Time: Apr 4th, 9:30 am End: Apr 4th, 12:30 pm
Interest Categories: Medieval Studies (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), African
Half-day morning symposium at the ROM

Victoria College in the University of Toronto is pleased to present:

Evocative Objects

Join us for an exploration of the way we think and feel with objects. Working closely with ROM curatorial staff and selecting objects from our collections, Victoria College in the University of Toronto celebrates the expansion of its program in Material Culture.

Presentations will demonstrate a variety of ways of engaging with objects from across human history and cultures. These objects can take us out of ourselves to learn something about communities distant from our own time and context; they may also help us learn something about ourselves in the here and now.


  • Riiko Bedford (PhD candidate, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology)
  • Stephen Berquist (PhD candidate, Anthropology, Latin American Studies)
  • Michael Chazan (Professor, Anthropology)
  • John Creese (PhD, Anthropology)
  • Bert Hall (Professor, History, Medieval Studies)
  • Ingrid Hehmeyer (Professor, History of Science and Technology)
  • Ethan Matt Kavaler (Professor, Art Department, Renaissance Studies)
  • Andreas Motsch (Professor, French)
  • Angela Nyamweya (Student, African Studies)
  • Lisa Sherlock (Chief Librarian, Victoria University)
  • Erich Weidenhammer (PhD Candidate, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology).

Master of Ceremonies: Professor Kenneth Bartlett, Renaissance Studies, Victoria College

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required.  To register, please click HERE.

Later, at 7pm, we mark the opening of the “Colour” Exhibit with a reception in the Old Victoria College Building, 3rd floor. This exhibit explores the use of colour to understand and illuminate our world, and it is presented by the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology.

For further information, please contact Ann Komaromi.

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