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Publicado quarta, 11 de abril de 2018 por Anastasia Giardinelli

Resumo

From the dances and orchestras in palace pavilions and the singing troupes affiliated with temples to the towering statuary of the great Hindu-Buddhist monuments, from origin narratives to the four-color wood engravings produced by some Austronesian societies, how can we understand this array of aesthetic forms in relation to authority in societies ranging from kingdoms and sultanates to statelessness? These aesthetic forms and practices all have something in common: they are inextricably bound up with certain modes of politico-religious efficacy. What is at stake, then, is to think about the nature of this efficacy as it relates to authority—very broadly understood at this preliminary stage as that which makes it possible to maintain a social order. We will also think about the suppression of these aesthetic forms, some of which are still banned today.

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Presentation

The French program Autoritas, a project funded by PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres University), is focused on the study of the relationship between modes of authority and aesthetic practices from South Asia to Southeast Asia.

The project is conducted jointly by four French research units: The CASE (Center for Southeast Asian Studies), the CEIAS (Center for South Asian Studies), the LAS (Social Anthropology Laboratory) and the GSRL (Societies, Religions & Secularities Group). By opening a dialogue among historians, art historians, epigraphists and archaeologists on the one hand, and anthropologists and ethnomusicologists on the other, the EHESS, the EFEO, the Collège de France and the EPHE pool their resources to bring together research results coming from a multidisciplinary approach aimed at examining the relationship between the aesthetic phenomenon and authority.

Aesthetic practices, in their material and immaterial manifestations, are often associated with modes of legitimation of authority, whether political, religious, or of some other type. From South Asia to Maritime Southeast Asia, aesthetic forms and practices, be they visual, musical, choreographic, theatrical, or narrative (or a combination of these), contribute to the establishment of legitimacy. Over time, arts have undergone various forms of circulation, valorization, devalorization, interdiction, reinvention, re-appropriation, and emulation. Sometimes censored, they have also encouraged resistance and challenges to established authority.

From the dances and orchestras in palace pavilions and the singing troupes affiliated with temples to the towering statuary of the great Hindu-Buddhist monuments, from origin narratives to the four-color wood engravings produced by some Austronesian societies, how can we understand this array of aesthetic forms in relation to authority in societies ranging from kingdoms and sultanates to statelessness? These aesthetic forms and practices all have something in common: they are inextricably bound up with certain modes of politico-religious efficacy. What is at stake, then, is to think about the nature of this efficacy as it relates to authority—very broadly understood at this preliminary stage as that which makes it possible to maintain a social order. We will also think about the suppression of these aesthetic forms, some of which are still banned today.

Program

Wednesday 23 May 2018

PANEL 1 - AESTHETIC PRACTICES AND SOCIAL STATUS THROUGH TIME
Chairperson: Jeff Roy (Post Doc Autoritas, Paris)

9:00 - Coffee
9:15-9:30 Opening Remarks: Dana Rappoport (CNRS-CASE, Paris) & Tiziana Leucci (CNRS-CEIAS, Paris)

9:30-10:30 Keynote Address: Lakshmi Subramanian (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)

10:30-10:50 Richard Widdess (SOAS, University of London) - Music and authority in the Kathmandu Valley
10:50-11:10 Annabel Vallard (CNRS-CASE, Paris), Bérénice Bellina (CNRS-Prétech, Nanterre), Olivier Evrard (IRD-Paloc, Paris) - From pebbles to necklaces. Aesthetic experiences and regimes of authority among ancient beads collectors in Thailand
11:10-11:40 - Break
11:40-12:00 Marie Lecomte-Tilouine (CNRS-LAS, Paris) - What artefacts may tell us, and hide us, about power. How to read the pillars at the Ningla Saini temple?

12:00-12:20 Marine Schoettel (EPHE-Mondes iranien et indien, Paris) - The iconography of deification statues in the Majapahit period (1294–1486 CE)
12:20-13:00 Discussion - Discussant: Pascal Bourdeaux (EPHE-GSRL, Paris)

13:00-14:30 - Lunch

PANEL 2 - FORMS AND EMBODIMENTS OF POWER
Chairperson: Ingrid le Gargasson (EHESS-CEIAS, Paris)

14:30-15:30 Keynote Address: James Fox (ANU, Australia)

15:30-15:50 Mulaika Hijjas (SOAS, University of London) - The dragon betel stand and the genealogy of sultans: Malay royal regalia as embodiments of authority
15:50-16:10 Sylvain Brocquet (TDMAM, Université Aix-Marseille) - Autoritas: From authorship to authority
16:10-16:40 - Break
16:40-17:00 Dana Rappoport (CNRS-CASE, Paris) - Authority and orality in eastern Insulindia (Flores, Indonesia)
17:00-17:20 Ektaa Jain (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) - Performing power through clothing
17:20-18:00 Discussion - Discussant: Elsa Clavé (Institut für Ostasiatische Philologien, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

Thursday 24 May 2018

PANEL 3 - EXPERIENCES AND EXPRESSIONS OF THE SOCIO-COSMIC ORDER
Chairperson: Annabel Vallard (CNRS-CASE, Paris)

9:00-9:30 - Coffee
9:30-9:50 Lawrence Chua (Syracuse University School of Architecture/Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies) - Politics of the Pyre: Early twentieth-century siamese funeral architecture and national identity
9:50-10:10 Gabriel Facal (Post Doc Autoritas, Paris) - To get on stage and to represent: Dancers’ performance and authority in the martial ritual initiations of Banten, Indonesia
10:10-10:30 Sarah Andrieu (CASE, Paris) - Shaping the authority of the Dalang in contemporary ritual Wayang Golek (Ruatan in West Java, Indonesia)
10:30-10:50 Ward Keeler (Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin) - The aesthetics of restraint in tumultuous times
10:50-11:20 - Break
11:20-12:00 Discussion - Discussant: Delphine Ortis

12:00-13:00 Keynote Address: Olga Dror (Texas A&M University, USA)

13:00-14:30 - Lunch

PANEL 4 - STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE AND SUBVERSION
Chairperson: Tiziana Leucci (CNRS-CEIAS, Paris)

14:30-14:50 Eszter Salgó (John Cabot University, Rome) - Narendra Modi’s Sacred Gaze: the Role of Visuals in the Communications Strategy of India’s Prime Minister
14:50-15:10 David Lunn (SOAS, University of London) - Two scrolls, two sites, one struggle: Muharram and strategies of Shi‘a (re)presentation in colonial south India and Singapore
16:10-16:40 - Break
15:40-16:00 Julien Jugand (CREM-LESC, Nanterre), Joël Cabalion (CITERES-CEIAS, Université de Tours) - Music of struggle. Aesthetics and politics of bhim git amongst the dalits of Maharashtra
16:00-16:20 Jeff Roy (Post Doc Autoritas, Paris) - Performing Pehchān: (Con)Figuring transgender and Hījṛā identity through music and dance
16:20-17:00 Discussion - Discussant: Michel Boivin (CNRS-CEIAS, Paris)
20:00 - Dinner (participants, discussants, Chairpersons)

Friday 25 May 2018

PANEL 5 - POLITICS, SOVEREIGNTY AND PROCESSES OF LEGITIMIZATION
Chairperson: Anne-Colombe Launois

9:00-9:30 - Coffee

9:30-10:30 Keynote Address: Christopher Pinney (University College London, United Kingdom)

10:30-10:50 Charlotte Schmid (EFEO, Paris) - King’s public discourse in the Tamil country: nationalism and the bilinguism of the Cōla dynasty

10:50-11:10 Uyen Nguyen (Dept. of History, University of California, Berkeley) - Crossroads and lampposts: A case of “surveiller de près” in a transitioning society
11:10-11:40 - Break
11:40-12:00 Mary Kate Long (Dept. of Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York) - Polishing stones and sharpening spears: Images of authoritative nuns in Myanmar
12:00-12:20 Brahma Prakash (School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi) - The authority of the beauty: Formation of the “others” in Indian Aesthetic
12:20-13:00 Discussion - Discussant: Paul Sorrentino (EHESS-CASE, Paris)
13:00-14:30 - Lunch
14:30-15:30 General discussion
16:00-17:30 Discussion on publications

Keynote Speakers
  • Olga Dror (Historian, Texas A&M University, USA)
  • James Fox (Anthropologist, Australian National University, Australia)
  • Christopher Pinney (Anthropologist, University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Lakshmi Subramaniam (Historian, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, India)
Website: https://autoritas.sciencesconf.org/
Mel : autoritaspsl@gmail.com

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Datas

  • quarta, 23 de maio de 2018
  • quinta, 24 de maio de 2018
  • sexta, 25 de maio de 2018

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Contactos

  • Dana Rappoport
    courriel : autoritaspsl [at] gmail [dot] com

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Fonte da informação

  • Dana Rappoport
    courriel : autoritaspsl [at] gmail [dot] com

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