A Centennial Symposium on the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition

Friday, October 16, 2009
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Petersen Room, Allen Library, University of Washington
Free and open to the public

To commemorate the centennial of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and University of Washington Libraries invite you to a symposium on "Race and Empire at the Fair." How did the AYP reflect, reproduce, and perhaps challenge prevailing notions of race and empire?

Indigenous Roles and Representations

Chair: Alexandra Harmon, University of Washington

Discussant: Coll Thrush, University of British Columbia

Lisa Blee, Wake Forest University
“‘I Came Voluntarily to Work, Sing and Dance’: Varied Experiences and Meanings from Inside the Eskimo Village”

Deana Dartt-Newton, University of Washington
“Performing Dominance at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909: Rhetorical Strategies and Native Agency”

Joshua Reid, University of Massachusetts, Boston
“Indigenous Representations and the Geography of Empire at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition”

Local and Transpacific Imperial Roots and Routes

Chair: Moon-Ho Jung, University of Washington

Discussant: Vicente Rafael, University of Washington

John M. Findlay, University of Washington
“From Frontier to Empire: Region, Nation, and Urban Ambition in Seattle, 1900-1910”

Shelley Lee, Oberlin College
“‘Gateway to the Orient’: Seattle, Japan, and Japanese Americans at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition”

Jon A. Olivera, University of Washington
“Imperial Alchemy: The Logics and Limitations of Race and Design at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition”

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington, and University of Washington Libraries

Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest