Current Lectures

February 6, 2020
Alfreda MurckColumbia UniversityTang Center for East Asian Art

Turnips, Peppers, and Mangoes: Food Symbolism in the People's Republic of China

5:00 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: East Asian Studies Program
February 15, 2020

Arts & Entrepreneurship Day


9:00 am–5:15 pm ∙ Lewis Center for the Arts @ Lewis Arts complex


Cosponsor: Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, Lewis Center for the Arts, Keller Center, the Graduate School, Department of Art and Archaeology, and Center for Career Development, along with Princeton Arts Alumni
February 19, 2020
Peter ParshallNational Gallery of ArtRobert Janson-La Palme *76 Visiting Professor Lectures & Conferences

Francisco Goya and the Problem of Political Art

5:00 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

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February 20, 2020
Michael MacKinnonThe University of WinnipegProgram in Archaeology

Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions from Archaeological Evidence

5:00 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: The Department of Classics and the Humanities Council
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February 27, 2020
Michael ThimannUniversity of Göttingen

Serious Games: Annibale Carracci, Pietà

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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March 2, 2020
Andrea de GiorgiFlorida State UniversityProgram in Archaeology

Urban Renewal and Recovery: The Case of Antioch on the Orontes

4:30pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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March 5, 2020
Ruth Bielfeldt Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

The Colossus of Rhodes:
Towards a Spatio-Temporal Aesthetic of Scale in Hellenistic Sculpture

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Ruth Bielfeldt
March 9, 2020
Paolo LiveraniUniversity of FlorenceKurt Weitzmann Lecture

Talking to a Wall: Social Change and Public Communication in Late Antiquity

5:00 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

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March 24, 2020
François-Xavier FauvelleNational Center for Scientific Research, Toulouse, France Program in Archaeology

Encounters of the third kind: Christians, Muslims, traditional-religious communities, and their interactions in medieval Ethiopia

12:00–1:20 pm ∙ 104 McCormick Hall
Lunch offered.
Please RSVP

March 25, 2020
Stella NairUniversity of California, Los Angeles

In the Aftermath of Violence: Andean Stones and the Heroics of Small Construction Details

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Heritage Structures Lab
March 26–28, 2020
Michael North ∙ Keynote University of California, Los AngelesGraduate Conference

(A)Synchrony: Recurrence, Reversal, and Resistance

106 McCormick Hall


Friday, March 27, 2020
101 McCormick Hall


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April 2, 2020
Pat BergerUniversity of California, Berkeley

The Limits of Legibility: Experiments in Writing Chinese

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Cosponsor: P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
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April 3–4, 2020
Political Values, Market Values, Art Values: The Ethics of American Art in the 1980sConference

9:00 am–6:00 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Department of Art and Archaeology, University Center for Human Values, Council of Humanities and Program in American Studies
April 23, 2020
Krista ThompsonNorthwestern University

Surveying the Museum: Tom Lloyd, Black Study, and the Art Workers’ Coalition

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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April 24, 2020
Emilia OddoTulane UniversityProgram in Archaeology

The Minoan House of the Frescoes at Knossos: The Life and Afterlife of an Excavation

4:30pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

May 8–9, 2020
Chinese Funerary Art of the 10th to 13th Century: Redefining Boundaries and Mediating FactorsWorkshop

Hosted by Professor Cheng-hua Wang

Attendance by invitation only.