Lecture Series from Previous Academic Years

2016-17

September 22, 2016
Nathan ElkinsBaylor UniversityArchaeological Institute of America

The Visualization of Political Rhetoric
in the Reign of Nerva

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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October 8, 2016
Friedrich Teja Bach, Malcolm Baker, Brigid. Doherty, Christina Ferando, Hal Foster, Michael Koortbojian, Carolina Mangone

Colloquium: The Modernity of Sculpture

9:00 am–5:00 pm ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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October 11, 2016
Thomas MathewsInstitute of Fine Arts, New York UniversityThe Kurt Weitzmann Lecture

The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons

5:00 PM ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

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October 17, 2016
Owen DoonanCalifornia State University NorthridgeArchaeological Institute of America

Xenophon in a Pontic Landscape: Settlement Models for the Iron Age in the Kırkgeçit çayı Drainage, Sinop (Turkey)

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October 20, 2016
Suzanne BlierHarvard University

Africa and Europe: Rethinking Medieval and Early Modern Artistic Engagements and Cross-Currencies

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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November 10, 2016
Briony Fer University College, London

A History of Detail

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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November 14, 2016
Matthew Adams The Institute of Fine Arts at New York UniversityArchaeological Institute of America

Abydos, Egypt: Landscape of Kings, Landscape of Myth

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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December 1, 2016
Richard NeerUniversity of Chicago

Oil, Amber, Fire, Smoke: Greek Art beyond Materials

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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December 7, 2016
Peter ParshallRobert Janson-La Palme Lecture

Once again, Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I

5:00 PM ∙ 101 McCormick Hall

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December 9, 2016
Friedrich Teja Bach Professor of the History of Art, Emeritus University of Vienna

Alberti's Eye - The Body of Vision

4:30 PM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Council of the Humanities
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2015-16

September 24, 2015
Jürgen MüllerTechnische Universität Dresden

Cazzon da mulo - Wit and Irony in Michelangelo da Caravaggio’s “Boy Bitten by a Lizard”

106 McCormick Hall, 4:30 pm

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October 12, 2015
Catherine FernandezIndex of Christian Art, Princeton UniversityIndex Workshops in Medieval Art

Shared Romanitas: Roman Imperial Cameos in the Byzantine East and Latin West

Index of Christian Art Seminar Room, 4:30-6:00 pm

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October 12, 2015
Henry SchilbIndex of Christian Art, Princeton UniversityIndex Workshops in Medieval Art

The Shape of Byzantine Art in the Index of Christian Art

Index of Christian Art Seminar Room, 4:30-6:00 pm

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October 23–24, 2015

Teaching Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century: Text and Image

Symposium

106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Department of Philosophy, Department of History
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November 12, 2015
John Peter OlesonUniversity of Victoria

Hauarra: A Trajanic Auxiliary Fort on the Arabian Frontier in Jordan

106 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
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November 13–14, 2015

Visualizing Dunhuang

Symposium

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Cosponsor: P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Henry Luce Foundation, Dunhuang Foundation, Buddhist Studies Workshop, Program in East Asian Studies
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November 19, 2015
Beatrice KitzingerPrinceton UniversityIndex Workshops in Medieval Art

The Problem(?) of Carolingian Gospel Narrative

Index of Christian Art Seminar Room, 4:30-6:00 pm

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December 9, 2015
R. R. R. SmithUniversity of Oxford

Aphrodisias in Caria: Recent Work, New Finds

106 McCormick Hall, 4:30 pm
Cosponsor: Program in the Ancient World
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December 10, 2015
Joshua O'DriscollThe Morgan Library and MuseumIndex Workshops in Medieval Art

Problems of Painterliness in Early Medieval Art: The Case of Ottonian Cologne

Index of Christian Art Seminar Room, 4:30-6:00 pm

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February 12, 2016
ISIS and the Cultural Heritage Crisis of Syria, Iraq, and YemenConference

106 McCormick Hall, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Cosponsor: Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
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February 18, 2016
Annabel WhartonDuke UniversityThe Kurt Weitzmann Lecture

The Agency of Models: Holy Sepulchres, Hagia Sophias, Jerusalems

101 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

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February 22, 2016
Pamela A. PattonDirector, Index of Christian ArtIndex Workshops in Medieval Art

Making Faces in Medieval Iberia

Index of Christian Art Seminar Room, 4:30-6:00 pm

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February 22, 2016
Jessica SavageIndex of Christian ArtIndex Workshops in Medieval Art

The Princeton Index's "Medium" and the Immaterial Nature of Digital Work: Manuscripts Reassessed

Index of Christian Art Seminar Room, 4:30-6:00 pm

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February 27, 2016

Images and Codes: The Problem of Reading Art

Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

101 McCormick Hall, 9:30 am–5:30  pm

Cosponsor: Tang Center for East Asian Art
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February 29, 2016
Tyler Jo SmithUniversity of VirginiaArchaeological Institute of America Thompson Lecture

Black-Figure on the Black Sea: Athenian Pottery from Berezan

106 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
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March 21, 2016
Celia ChazelleThe College of New JerseyIndex Workshops in Medieval Art

East Meets West? Cosmas Indicopleustes’ Christian Topography and the Codex Amiatinus

Index of Christian Art Seminar Room, 4:30-6:00 pm

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March 23, 2016
Robert WilliamsUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraRobert Janson-La Palme *76 Lecture

Actuality, Potentiality, and Renaissance Classicism

101 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

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April 11, 2016
William ChildsPrinceton University, Emeritus

The Meaning of Early Greek Images (11th-7th Centuries BC)

106 McCormick Hall, 4:30 pm

Cosponsor: Archaeological Institute of America
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April 14, 2016
Holly BorhamPrinceton UniversityIndex Workshops in Medieval Art

Inventing Lutheran Iconography: Ornament, Style and the Passion

Index of Christian Art Seminar Room, 4:30-6:00 pm

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April 16, 2016
SCALEcolloquium

106 McCormick Hall, 9:30 am - 5:30pm

Cosponsor: Department of Art & Archaeology, the Society of Fellows, and the Council of Humanities
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April 27, 2016
Barry BergdollColumbia UniversityThe James F. Haley '50 Memorial Lecture

Reading Mile High: Frank Lloyd Wright Takes on Chicago 1956

101 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

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April 29, 2016

Plus Ça Change. . . ?  The Lives and Afterlives of Medieval Iconography

Index of Christian Art Conference

Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building

 

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Cosponsor: Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Program in Medieval Studies, Department of Art and Archaeology, and Steward Fund in the Council of the Humanities
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May 27, 2016
Professors Bridget Alsdorf, Carolina Mangone, and Deborah VischakReunion Lecture

Eternal Obelisk: Egyptian, Christian, Modern

11:00 AM ∙ 106 McCormick Hall

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2014-15

September 29, 2014
Cécile FromontUniversity of Chicago

The Art of Conversion: Kongo Christian Visual Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic World

106 McCormick Hall, 4:30 pm

Cosponsor: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Center for African American StudiesMore Info
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October 3, 2014
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. NzewiCurator of African Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth CollegeAt Work with Artwork Series

Discussion

105 Chancellor Green, 4:45 pm

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October 13, 2014
Bárbaro Martínez-RuizMichaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

Ma kisi nsi: Kongo a Sansala Art

106 McCormick Hall, 4:30 pm

Cosponsor: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Center for African American StudiesMore Info
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November 12, 2014
Debora SilvermanUCLA

Kongo or Congo? Violence, Modernism, and the Visual Unconscious of Belgian Colonialism, 1897-2013

101 McCormick Hall, 5:30 pm

Cosponsor: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Center for African American StudiesMore Info
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November 17, 2014
Donald CosentinoUCLA, Emeritus

Four Moments Revisited: Kongo in the American Imaginary

106 McCormick Hall, 4:30 pm

Cosponsor: Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Center for African American StudiesMore Info
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February 20, 2015
Guolong LaiUniversity of Florida and Institute for Advanced StudyChinese Palaeography Workshop Series

Reconstructing Excavated Manuscripts

104 McCormick Hall, 10:00 am

Cosponsor: Tang Center for East Asian Art and Program in East Asian StudiesMore Info
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February 27, 2015
Jan StuartMelvin R. Seiden Curator of Chinese Art, Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian InstitutionAt Work with Artwork Series

Discussion

105 Chancellor Green, 4:45 pm

Cosponsor: Princeton University Art Museum and Tang Center for East Asian Art
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March 25, 2015
Caroline Walker BynumInstitute for Advanced Study, EmeritaRobert Janson-La Palme Lecture

Raised to Glory, Crowned with Gold: German Nuns and Their Statues in the Late Middle Ages

McCormick 101, 5:00 pm

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March 27, 2015

More than Dirt: Princeton and Archaeology

103 Scheide Caldwell House, 1:30-4:00 pm

Cosponsor: Seeger Center for Hellenic StudiesMore Info
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March 27, 2015
Guolong LaiUniversity of Florida and Institute for Advanced StudyChinese Palaeography Workshop Series

Palaeography, Phonology, and Methodological Reflections

104 McCormick Hall, 10:00 am

Cosponsor: Tang Center for East Asian Art and Program in East Asian StudiesMore Info
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April 3, 2015
Guolong LaiUniversity of Florida and Institute for Advanced StudyChinese Palaeography Workshop Series

Secondary Literature in the Reading of Bronze Inscriptions

104 McCormick Hall, 10:00 am

Cosponsor: Tang Center for East Asian Art and Program in East Asian StudiesMore Info
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April 17, 2015
Robin CormackCourtald Institute of Art, emeritusThe Kurt Weitzmann Lecture

Discovering Icons at Sinai: From Uspenskij to Weitzmann

101 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

Icon of Heavenly Ladder of John Climacus
April 17–18, 2015

A New Look: Sinai and Its Icons in Light of the Digitization of the Weitzmann Archive

Conference

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May 4, 2015
Matthew AffronMuriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of ArtAt Work with Artwork Series

Discussion

111 East Pyne Hall, 4:45 pm

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May 29, 2015
Carolyn Yerkes, Beatrice Kitzinger, and Michael KoortbojianPrinceton UniversityReunion Lecture

A Short History of Rome's Pantheon

Rebuilt in Antiquity, Reused in the Middle Ages, Rediscovered in the Renaissance

106 McCormick Hall, 11:00 am

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2013-14

October 7, 2013
Martin PowersUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Pictorial Citation in Song China: Theory and Practice

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Tang Center for East Asian Art
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October 15, 2013
Daniel AbramsonTufts University

Obsolescence, History, and the Contradictions of Sustainability

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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November 20, 2013
Salah HassanCornell UniversityThe James F. Haley '50 Memorial Lecture

Contemporary Islamic Art after September 11

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December 9, 2013
Alexander NagelNew York University

Orientations of Renaissance Art

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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February 4, 2014
Briony FerUniversity College London

Malevich's Nervous System

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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February 6, 2014
James Christen StewardDirector, Princeton University Art MuseumAt Work with Artwork Series

Discussion

Princeton University Art Museum, 5:00 pm

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February 25, 2014
Mark HaxthausenWilliams College

Paul Klee, Wilhelm Hausenstein, and the 'Problem of Style'

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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March 6, 2014
Ian WardropperDirector, The Frick CollectionAt Work with Artwork Series

Discussion

Chancellor Green 105, 4:30 pm

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March 7, 2014
The Matter of WritingGRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE

1:00 pm–6:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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Graduate Student Workshop
April 15, 2014
Aden KumlerUniversity of Chicago

Neither Breakthrough nor Breakdown: Episodes From a History of Medieval Abstraction

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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April 16, 2014
Alexandra MunroeSamsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Guggenheim Museum, New YorkAt Work with Artwork Series

Discussion

Chancellor Green 105, 4:45 pm

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April 22, 2014
Margit KernUniversity of Hamburg

Constructions of Difference in the Spanish Painting of Siglo de Oro:  Joseph's Coat and Vulcan's Forge by Velázquez

106 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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May 6, 2014
John BainesUniversity of Oxford

Ancient Egyptian Pictorial Representation

101 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

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2012-13

October 23, 2012
Mitchell MerbackJohns Hopkins University

Recognition: Theme and Meta-Theme in Northern Renaissance Art

 

 

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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November 14, 2012
Anthony CutlerPennsylvania State UniversityThe Kurt Weitzmann Lecture

The Empire of Things: Gifts and Gift Exchange in Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam, and Beyond

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December 4, 2012
Erika NaginskiHarvard University

Impossible Design: Porsena's Tomb and French Visionary Architecture

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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December 10, 2012
Sidney KasfirEmory University

Up Close and Far Away: Artists, Memorialization and Uganda's Troubled Past

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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February 11, 2013
Jacqueline LichtensteinUniversité de Paris IV-Sorbonne

The Aesthetic Turn: A New Concept of 'Theory of Art'

4:30 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Program in European Cultural Studies, Department of French and Italian
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February 12, 2013
Peter SturmanUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Family Matters--The Strange Case of the 'Poetic Ideas' Scroll Attributed to Mi Youren and Sima Huai

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Tang Center for East Asian Art
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March 5, 2013
David JoselitYale University

How to Occupy an Image

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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March 8–9, 2013
Keynote Speaker James Elkins School of the Art Institute of ChicagoGraduate Student Conference

Why Art History Matters: Politics, Ethics and Objects

Friday 8 March, 5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall
Saturday 9 March, 9:30 am, 106 McCormick Hall

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March 11, 2013
Sybille Ebert-SchiffererBibliotheca Hertziana

Caravaggio: A Case Study in Art Historical Methodology

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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April 9, 2013
Olivier LugonUniversité de Lausanne

The Ubiquitous Exhibition: Magazines, Museums and the Reproducible Exhibition after World War II

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

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April 15, 2013
Martin J. KempTrinity College, OxfordRobert Janson-La Palme Lecture

It Doesn't Look Like Leonardo: Science, Connoisseurship, and Circumstance in the Attribution of Works of Art

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2011-12

September 26, 2011
Susan Verdi WebsterThe College of William and Mary

Vantage Points: Andeans, Europeans, and the Arts of Construction in Colonial Quito

6:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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October 6, 2011
Robert MowryHarvard University

First under Heaven: Korean Ceramics of the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392)

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Tang Center for East Asian Art
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November 14, 2011
AdbouMaliq SimoneGoldsmiths University of London

Postcolonial Urbanisms and the Uncertain Majority

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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November 16, 2011
David RosandColumbia University, emeritusRobert Janson-La Palme Lecture

Figuring the Renaissance: Leonardo, Dürer, Michelangelo, and Their Critics

Leonardo da Vinci, Vitruvian Man
November 21, 2011
Sible de BlaauwRadboud University of NijmegenThe Kurt Weitzmann Lecture

The Court of Saint Peter's: An Early Christian Church Atrium as a Place of Memory

101 McCormick Hall, 5:00 pm

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December 5, 2011
Juliet KossScripps College

Model Soviets

5:00 pm, 101 McCormick Hall

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December 14, 2011
Richard BrilliantColumbia University, emeritusThe James F. Haley '50 Memorial Lecture

At Death's Door

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January 24, 2012
Darcy Grimaldo GrigsbyUniversity of California, Berkeley

I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

Cosponsor: Institute for Advanced Study
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February 29, 2012
Tonio HölscherUniversity of Hiedelberg, Germany

In Art, More Alive than in Reality: Imagining Objects in Ancient Greece

5:00 pm, 101 McCormick Hall

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March 6, 2012
Caroline BruzeliusDuke University

Preaching, Burying and Building in the Italian Medieval City

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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March 30–31, 2012
The End of the -ist and the Future of Art HistoryGraduate Student Conference

March 30, 5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall
March 31, 9:30 am, 106 McCormick Hall

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April 3, 2012
Martha WardUniversity of Chicago

Crowded Walls: 20th-Century Nostalgia for 19th-Century Installation

5:00 pm, Wolfensohn Hall, IAS

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June 1, 2012
Rachael DeLuePrinceton UniversityReunions Lecture

Art and Science in America: Intersections and Collisions

3:00 pm, 101 McCormick Hall

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2010-11

October 19, 2010
Jonathan ReynoldsBarnard College, Columbia University, Berkeley

Paradise Lost-Paradise Regained, Tomatso Shomei's Photographic Engagement with Okinawa

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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October 20, 2010
Dr. Mike WeaverLinacre College, Oxford

Paul Strand and the Cold War

4:30 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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November 8, 2010
Sophocles HadjisavvasDepartment of Antiquities, Cyprus

Alassa: A Late Bronze Age Town on the Mountains of Alasiya, Cyprus

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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December 11, 2010
Giorgione and His Times: Confronting Alternate Realities
9:00 am, 101 McCormick Hall
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February 8, 2011
Alan Trachtenberg

Being There: Photography as Habitation in Photo-texts by Wright Morris

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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March 24, 2011
Christina HalperinPrinceton University

King and Clown: Mimesis in Pre-Columbian Maya Art

4:30 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

Cosponsor: Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University Art Museum
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April 5, 2011
Marian FeldmanUniversity of California, Berkeley

The Practical Logic of Style and Memory in Early First Millennium Levantine Ivories

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

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April 8–9, 2011
Drawing a Blank: Past and PresentGRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE

6:00 pm Friday, 101 McCormick Hall

10 am Saturday, 101 McCormick Hall

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April 13, 2011
Sonya LeeUniversity of Southern California

New Faces of Nature: Colossal Buddhas of Sichuan

5:00 pm, 106 McCormick Hall

Giant Buddha at Leshan