Past event

A Hymn to the Banished: Annalee Davis in conversation With Dr Jillian Sutherland and Dr Ariadne Collins

Join the School of History in person or online for this in conversation event with the artist Annalee Davis, Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies Dr Jillian Sutherland, and Lecturer in the School of International Relations Dr Ariadne Collins, chaired by Senior Lecturer in Art History Dr Catherine Spencer.

Taking as its starting point Davis's multi-part print edition A Hymn to the Banished (2022), the conversation will explore histories of diaspora and their display, political ecology, and the links between colonialism and climate crisis.

A Hymn to the Banished, a copy of which was acquired by the University's Museums last year, was commissioned as part of the National Trust for Scotland's ongoing mission to face the legacies of slavery and empire in its properties. Davis's box set of print works insinuates an interlacing of imperial linkages between Barbados and Scotland, inferring centuries of social disruption caused by the plantation system and the colonial project.

As part of the Transnational Island Museologies Conference (Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 June 2024), A Hymn to the Banished will be on display in the Research Studio at the Wardlaw Museum (next door to the Learning Loft) from June to September 2024. You do not need to be registered for the Conference to attend this event.

This free event is supported by the St Andrews Centre for Contemporary Art, Centre for Art and Politics, Centre for Amerindian, Latin American Studies and Caribbean Studies, and Scotland's Future Series.

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Image credit: Annalee Davis, Detail from A Book of Healing Plants, 2022. Photo by Iain Turnbull.