York Symphosium: Pedagogies of the Sea

Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Founders College (Room 303)

Presentations | 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Othon Alexandrakis, Katherine Anderson, Tyler Ball, Arun Chaudhuri, Andrea Davis, Ken Little, Andrea Madovarski, Patrick Taylor, Sandra Widmer, Anna Zalik, Rinaldo Walcott, Yutaka Yoshida

Convener: Daniel Yon

Keynote Speaker | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pedagogies of the Sea: hydrocolonial perspectives with keynote speaker Isabel Hofmeyr (WITS University, Johannesburg, South Africa and Global Distinguished Professor, New York University, USA)

Rising sea levels have shifted the ways in which we do oceanic studies. Whereas older styles of oceanic histories treated the sea as surface and backdrop for human movement at sea, a new oceanic studies seeks to engage with the materiality of the ocean, attempting analytically to go off shore and below the water line. This scholarship seeks to make visible the deep-seated land- and human-orientations of much research.
Terming these “dry technologies”, this work seeks to “immerse” concepts and theories to produce new modes of analysis. Using the rubric of hydrocolonialism, this talk will outline a range of emerging methods and techniques, exploring how these might be
employed as pedagogies of the sea.

Pegagogies of the Sea Poster (PDF)