ISCP TalkOctober 3, 2017, 6:30–8pm
Salon: Deborah Edmeades and Fuyuka Shindo
Deborah Edmeades’s work investigates the intertwining of Western mystical thought with scientific and philosophical history. She is particularly interested in the various histories that have been suppressed or denied by secular Western culture yet persist as facets of the New Age movement. In her presentation, Edmeades will address the practice of spiritual trance speakers in nineteenth century Colonial New England to draw connections between mysticism, conceptions of gender, and social change.
Fuyuka Shindo is interested in the influence of the United States in the 1870’s on her native region of Hokkaido, Japan. During this period, Japan was widely open to diplomatic exchanges and modernization. She will speak about her current research and previous works on the counter-history and culture of Hokkaido.
This program is supported, in part, by ACC – Asian Cultural Council, Canada Council for the Arts, New York City Council District 34, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.