Canceled: CSEAS Friday Lecture: Dr. Michael Hawkins
CSEAS Friday Lecture: Dr. Michael Hawkins
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, Creighton University
Title: “Sensational Savages: Marketing the Moro Village at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904”
In 1904, the United States government contracted to bring 88 Filipino Muslims to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition as live exhibits. These Moros were officially classified as “semi-civilized” subjects. This talk explores efforts to market and promote the Moro exhibit to American patrons through themes of savagery, violence, colonial danger, and even cannibalism. It also takes special note of the ways that Moros negotiated, resisted, and actively collaborated with these themes.
Friday, April 17 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Campus Life Building, 100
545 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115