Current Lectures

October 17, 2019
Matthew LincolnCarnegie Mellon University

The Auctioneer's Genre: Digital Approaches to Category Construction and the Rhetoric of the 18th Century Art Market

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall


Cosponsor: Visual Resources and The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton
October 18, 2019
Matthew LincolnCarnegie Mellon UniversityWorkshop

Critical Art Historical Data Visualization

10:00 am–1:30 pm 104 McCormick Hall 


This workshop will introduce the use of mapping, network analysis, and other data visualization methods in art historical research. Using provenance data from the Getty Research Institute, attendees will learn how to use the freely-available Palladio platform, and will also learn how to critically assess the decisions behind a dataset generated from archival sources.


Lunch Included

Cosponsor: Visual Resources and The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton
November 5, 2019
Jan StuartFreer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler GalleryTang Center for East Asian Art

The Art of Assemblage: Decorating for Seasons and Status

4:30 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

November 7, 2019
Jan StuartFreer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler GalleryTang Center for East Asian Art

The Art of Assemblage: Auspicious Elegance and Erudition on Display

106 McCormick Hall

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November 14, 2019
WJT MitchellUniversity of Chicago

Present Tense: The Iconology of Time

4:30 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

November 16, 2019
Art, Power, and Resistance in the Middle AgesIndex of Medieval Art

9:00 am to 5:15 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

November 21, 2019
Nina RoweFordham University

Urban Legends: Moses, Jews, and Africans in Illuminated World Chronicles

4:30 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: The Index of Medieval Art
Nina Rowe Nov. 21 2019
December 4, 2019
Mary MillerGetty Research InstituteJames F. Haley '50 Memorial Lecture

Were They Enslaved? A New Look at Maya Figurines

5:00 pm ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

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: Cosponsored by 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

Construction Clues as Conservation Strategy: Destruction, Myth building, and the Heroics of Small Details in Ancient Andean Stones

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

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 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