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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” 

February 24, 2016 – C. 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”

March 23, 2016 – Hoang Tan Nguyen

Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, Bryn Mawr College “Sex, Censorship, and Aesthetics in Contemporary Queer Thai Cinema”

April 13, 2016 – MariNaomi Lake-Schaal

Author and artist “Memoir and Visual Art” Creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color and the LGBTQ Cartoonists databases.

April 20, 2016 – Stephanie Moser

Professor 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”

April 27, 2016 – Jennifer Josten

Assistant Professor, 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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