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January 27, 2016 – Tanya Sheehan


Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Colby College “Changing the Joke: Racial Humor and American Vernacular Photography”  In the decades following black emancipation, African Americans were the frequent subjects of humor in commercial photographs. Racial caricatures, whi...

February 10, 2016 – Ruth E. Toulson


Assistant Professor of Anthropology Maryland Institute College of Art “Coloring the Corpse: The Visual Culture of Chinese Death” From the black of a widow’s weeds, to the sackcloth of a mourning gown, and the white of a shroud, death ritual … Continue reading →

February 17, 2016 – Derek Burdette


Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College “Miraculous Images and the Devotional Topography of Colonial Mexico City”  At the height of the baroque period in colonial Mexico City (ca.1650-1775), miraculous paintings and statues drew throngs of devotees to countles...

February 24, 2016 – C. Brian Rose

Brian Rose

C. Brian RoseJames B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania;Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section, Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Director, Gordion Archaeological Project “Archaeology, Museums, and War” The last fifteen years, in part...

March 16, 2016 – Christiane Hertel


Katharine E. McBride Professor Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College “Mask and Husk: Käthe Kollwitz’s Mourning Parents and Self-Portrait in Dialogue” This comparative interpretation of Käthe Kollwitz’s sculptures Mourning Parents (1914-1932) and Self-Portrait (1926...

March 23, 2016 – Nguyen Tan Hoang


Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, Bryn Mawr College “Wer“ Aesthetics in Contemporary Queer Thai Cinema This talk explores queer film aesthetics deployed by artists and filmmakers in Thailand in response to censorship measures. The paper articulates a local … Conti...

April 13, 2016 – MariNaomi


Author and artist “My Life in Comics” Creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color and the LGBTQ Cartoonists databases. From her beginnings of self-publishing personal zines as a hobby to a career of publishing award-winning books, Eisner-nominated comics memoirist … Continue...

April 20, 2016 – Stephanie Moser


Chair of Archaeology, University of Southampton “Truth and Beauty in the Artistic Engagement with Antiquity: British History Painters and the Representation of Ancient Egypt” In the second half of the nineteenth century a flourishing tradition of history painting emerged as … Co...

April 27, 2016 – Jennifer Josten


Assistant Professor Department of History of Art and Architecture University of Pittsburgh “Made in Mexico: Mathias Goeritz’s Modernist Messages“   

September 9, 2015 – Carol Symes


Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar Associate Professor of History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Modern War, Medieval Imagery: The Visual Impact of Medievalism during World War I” Although the First World War is usually understood as …...

September 16, 2015 – Monique Scott


Director of Museum Studies Bryn Mawr College “Envisioning African Origins: Race, Evolution & Identity in the Natural History Museum” How is Africa envisioned in the natural history museum? This talk explores how human origins exhibitions and their museum visitors work … Continue rea...



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