After being postponed for two years, the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA) Thirty-Fifth World Congress “Motion: Migrations” was held in January 2022 with digital and in-person options for participants and organizers. Although the conveners had been hopeful that participants would be able to come together in the aftermath of the trauma of a global public health crisis, the pandemic still lingers, and its traumatic impact continues to ripple across societies and economies around the world. Brazil, the host country for CIHA 2022, has been at the center of the COVID-19 crisis while also suffering economic catastrophe with ever-increasing inflation, environmental calamities across its diverse ecosystems, and the prospect of a controversial presidential election. The CIHA organizing committee calls on its members and participants to reflect on how the challenges we face in the contemporary world, like those facing Brazil today, can help us articulate and investigate more expansive epistemological...
Emily A. Engel is an independent scholar based in Southern California. Engel authored Pictured Politics: Visualizing Colonial History in South American Portrait Collections (U of Texas P, 2020), edited A Companion to Early Modern Lima (Brill, 2019), and coedited Manuscript Cultures of Colonial Mexico and Peru: New Questions and Approaches (Getty Publications, 2015).
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Emily A. Engel; Editorial Introduction. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 1 April 2022; 4 (2): 1–2. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2022.4.2.1
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