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Reanimating Ararat: Two Perspectives on Mordecai Noah's Homeland

Reanimating Ararat: Two Perspectives on Mordecai Noah's Homeland
170 St. George St., rm318
Time: Apr 16th, 4:00 pm End: Apr 16th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Science/Technology, Religion, Study of (FAS), Jewish Studies, Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Geography & Planning (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, Archaeology, 1800-1900
Presentation of a digital media mapping project that traces the 1825 plans for a Jewish homeland on Grand Island NY.

The Jackman Humanities Institute, the Centre for Jewish Studies and the UTM Department of Visual Studies are pleased to present:

Reanimating Ararat: Two perspectives on Mordecai Noah's Jewish Homeland

  • Adam Rovner, University of Denver Noah's Ark on the Niagara: The Intellectual History of Mordecai Manuel Noah's Territorialism
  • John Craig Freeman, Emerson College Boston, Louis Kaplan, Chair, UTM Visual Studies and Melissa Shiff, Department of Art Mapping Ararat: Envisioning a Virtual Jewish Homeland

This event features two presentations that review and speculate about the plans to create a Jewish homeland on Grand Island New York.  It will bring Professor Rovner's historical analysis of Ararat and its links to Jewish territorialism into dialogue with the Mapping Ararat project that uses cutting-edge digital media to reanimate this alternative Jewish homeland.

Project Websitehttp://imaginaryjewishhomelands.wordpress.com/

Download flyer: [pdf]

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the UTM Department of Visual Studies at (905) 569-4352.

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