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

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Date & Time
March 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Clark Library (2nd Floor Hatcher)
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Join us for a fascinating exploration of spiritism and spirit photographs. U-M Professor Deirdre de la Cruz (Southeast Asian studies and history), 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.

Sponsored by the U-M Library and the U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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Tim Utter
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