Current Lectures

February 8, 2018
Pamela LeeStanford University

1973; or the Arche of Neoliberalism

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

February 15, 2018
Wu HungUniversity of Chicago

A Short History of “Black Painting”
(Hei hua): A Counter Tradition in Chinese Art

4:30 PM ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Tang Center for East Asian Art
February 23–24, 2018
WorkshopOpen to Princeton faculty and students onlyProgram in Archaeology

Postclassicisms: Archaeology

Participants Include: Brooke Holmes, Joshua Billings, Dan-el Padilla Peralta

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March 1, 2018
Ivan DrpićUniversity of Pennsylvania

The Heart's Double

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

March 5, 2018
Caroline GoodsonUniversity of CambridgeThe Clayburgh Lecture

Urban Gardening in Early Medieval Italy

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America and the Program in Medieval Studies
March 27, 2018
Jean-Louis CohenInstitute of Fine Arts NYU

Subverting the Façade: Paris Architecture between Haussmann and Radical Modernism

5:00 PM ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

March 29, 2018
Guy HedreenWilliams College

On the magnitude of the gods in materialist theology, epic poetry, and Greek art

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

April 9, 2018
T. J. ClarkUniversity of California, BerkeleyEberhard L. Faber Memorial Lecture

Velazquez, Aesop, and War

5:00 PM ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Department of Spanish and Portuguese
April 12, 2018
Wade CattsPrincipal, South River Heritage Consulting, LLCProgram in Archaeology

“The bullets flew about our ears like handfuls of gravel stones”
Archaeology and the Preservation of Battlefields of the American War of Independence

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
April 19, 2018
Avinoam ShalemColumbia University

Mecca’s Perspective as Symbolic Form

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

April 26, 2018
Panel Discussion

Crowd Wisdom: Three Scholars Take on the Multitudes

Bonnie Bassler ∙ Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair Department of Molecular Biology

Bridget Alsdorf ∙ associate professor of Art and Archaeology

Göran Blix ∙ associate professor of French and Italian

4:30 PM ∙ Princeton University Art Museum

Cosponsor: Humanities Council and PUAM
April 27, 2018
Seth Cluett, Nick Mauss, Ken Okiishi

Readings Lectures Performances
accompanying the exhibition
Hanne Darboven's Address — Place and Time

1:30 – 7:30 PM 

207 East Pyne Building, 106 McCormick Hall, Princeton University Art Museum


Event Poster and Schedule (pdf)


Exhibition Information (pdf)

Cosponsor: Department of Art & Archaeology, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Department of German, and the Program in European Cultural Studies
April 27, 2018
Helen J. EvansThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe Elizabeth S. Ettinghausen Lecture

Islamic Art, Armenian Art: Connections across Religions

4:30 PM ∙ Scheide Caldwell House, Room 103

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America