Lundi 17 mai 2010, 16h-18h, EPHE, Salle Corbin.
Conférence d’Elizabeth Boone (Directeur d’Etude Invité,Tulane University)
« Ideologies in Translation: The Graphic Restructuring of Religious Knowledge in Sixteenth-century Mexico. »
« Multi-visuality in Sixteenth-century Mexico »
This session analyzes the contemporaneous employment of alternative forms of graphic discourse in early colonial Mexico. It focuses on the three major systems that contributed to the graphic complexity (pictography, alphabetic writing, illusionistic figuration), and it analyses how these systems were influenced (or not) by the others. Individuals with functioning literacy in one system often became adept in the others, and hybrid systems developed to respond to the graphic communicative needs of the ideological and social mix that was colonial Mexico.
Une traduction simultanée en français est prévue.