December 23, 2016
“The First Century of Photography in China” with Maris Boyd Gillette
Saturday, May 6th with Maris Boyd Gillette
Maris Boyd Gillette is a sociocultural anthropologist and filmmaker who has studied
porcelain workers and entrepreneurs in Jingdezhen (southeast China) and urban Chinese Muslims in Xi’an (northwest China). Recent publications include China’s Porcelain Capital: the Rise, Fall, and Reinvention of Ceramics in Jingdezhen (London: Bloomsbury, 2016) and “Muslim Foodways” in The Handbook of Food and Anthropology, eds. Jakob Klein and James L. Watson (London: Bloomsbury, 2016). She works regularly with museums on exhibitions, public history, and education, most recently the Campbell House Museum, the St Louis Art Museum, and the Missouri History Museum. Gillette has participated in numerous community engagement initiatives, including the community history and digital media project Muslim Voices of Philadelphia, for which she received a Courage in Media Award from the Council on American Islamic Relations in 2012. She is the Des Lee Professor of Museum and Community History Studies and Director of the Museum Studies program at the University of Missouri – St Louis.
The lecture is Free IPHF Members/$5 Non-Members