The 2023 Harvey Goldberg Memorial Lecture with Mark Bradley – February 1, 2023

“When the World Went South: The Global South in the Making of Our Times”

Mark Philip Bradley
Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor of History,
Faculty Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights,
and Deputy Dean of the Social Sciences
University of Chicago

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
5:00-6:30 PM

The rise of powerful voices from the global South in the late twentieth century brought new ideas about democracy, the aims of economic growth, the nature of inequality, the making of restorative justice and the critical place of sustainability in the preserving the biosphere along with novel ways of seeing the world through literature and the visual arts. In the book project from which this talk emerges I center the ways in which Southern voices began to remake political, economic, social and cultural practices in both the South and the North. For this talk I take up one strand of these transformative developments, focusing on the growing centrality of the South in contemporary visual culture through a consideration of the transnational circuits shaping contemporary art practice in Southeast Asia in the 1990s.

Sponsored by the Department of History and the Harvey Goldberg Center