Bard Graduate Center: Seminar Series, Fall 2015–Spring 2016

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Bard Graduate Center Seminar Series
2015-2016 Seminar Series
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SEPTEMBER 14
Brendan Dooley
Professor of Renaissance Studies, University College Cork; Research Fellow, Bard Graduate Center
“Angelica’s Book: Material Culture and the Power of Reading”

12–1:30pm
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SEPTEMBER 18
Symposium
Toys and Childhood: Playing with Design

9:30am–5pm
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SEPTEMBER 21
Symposium
Revisions: Object—Event—Performance since the 1960s

11:15am–6pm
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SEPTEMBER 24
Haidy Geismar
Reader in Anthropology, University College London; Research Fellow, Bard Graduate Center
“From Material to Digital: New Directions in Material Culture and Museum Studies”

12–1:30pm

SEPTEMBER 29
Martha A. Sandweiss
Professor of History, Princeton University
“Thinking with a Photograph: Alexander Gardner at Ft. Laramie, 1868”

6–7:30pm
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OCTOBER 5
Freyja Hartzell
Assistant Professor, Bard Graduate Center
“The Glass Sliver: Transparency and Dystopia in German Design“

12–1:30pm

OCTOBER 6
Susan Hunter
MA Candidate, Bard Graduate Center; Associate Director, Winston Art Group
“Case Study: Sir Thomas Hanmer’s Silver Gilt Sideboard Dish in the Collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York”

6–7:30pm
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OCTOBER 7
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Artist, Haida Gwaii
“A Musing of Haida Manga”

12–1:30pm
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OCTOBER 7
Timothy Murray
Litarues La Trobe Professor of Archaeology, La Trobe University
“Building Transnational Historical Archaeologies of the Modern World”

6–7:30pm
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OCTOBER 13
Anne Higonnet
Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University
“A Digital Enlightenment: Experiments in the Teaching of Eighteenth-Century Decorative Arts”

6–7:30pm
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OCTOBER 14
Madeleine Viljoen
Curator of Prints, The New York Public Library
“Christoph Jamnitzer’s Neuw Grotteßken Buch and the Cosmography of Early Modern Ornament Prints”

6–7:30pm

OCTOBER 21
Elizabeth Hutchinson
Associate Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University
“Messages Across Time: Inupiaq Drawings from the 1890s”

6–7:30pm
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OCTOBER 27
François Louis
Associate Professor, Bard Graduate Center
“Design by the Book: Illustrating the Ritual Classics”

12–1:30pm

OCTOBER 27
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel: Conserving an Alutiiq Kayak

6–7:30pm
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NOVEMBER 4
Stephanie Su
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cultures of Conservation, Bard Graduate Center
“Color Matters: Synthetic Dyes in Early Meiji Japanese Prints”

12–1:30pm
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NOVEMBER 6
Symposium
Fustat and the World

9am–6pm
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NOVEMBER 10
Tian Chun
Associate Professor, Art and Design History, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts; Visiting Fellow, Bard Graduate Center
“Parasols and Pagodas: Lacquer Furniture and East West Exchange in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”

12–1:30pm
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NOVEMBER 11
Nancy Proctor
Deputy Director for Digital Experience and Communications, Baltimore Museum of Art
“Going Universal”

6–7:30pm
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NOVEMBER 18
Nancy Netzer
Professor of Art History, Director, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
“Things, Academic Research, and the University Museum”

6–7:30pm
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NOVEMBER 19
Charlotte Gamper
Textile Conservator, Historic Royal Palaces
“Textile Conservation at Historic Royal Palaces: A 100-Year History”

12–1:30pm
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DECEMBER 2
Sören Stark
Assistant Professor, Central Asian Art and Archaeology, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
“Between China, Iran, and Byzantium: The Türks in Inner Asia from the Sixth to the Eighth Century”

6–7:30pm
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DECEMBER 7
Nobuko Shibayama
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Scientific Research, Metropolitan Museum of Art
“The Analysis of Organic Colorants in Art Objects: Case Studies from the Metropolitan Museum of Art”

12–1:30pm
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DECEMBER 9
Aleksandra Chirkova
Healer, Advocate of Traditional Knowledge, Former Surgeon
“Shaman’s Ceremonial Clothes and Shamanic Attributes”

12–1:30pm
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DECEMBER 9
David Ganz
Professor of Medieval Art History, Universität Zürich
“‘And his raiment began shining, exceeding white as snow’: Investments in the Transfiguration”

6–7:30pm
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2015–2016 Seminar Series

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SPRING

JANUARY 26
Robert Wellington
Lecturer, Center for Art History and Art Theory, Australian National University
“Sun King to Moon King: Emulating the Grand Siècle in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”

6–7:30pm
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FEBRUARY 2
Namita Gupta Wiggers
Director and Co-Founder, Critical Craft Forum; Independent curator
“Making Space: Museums and Craft in the Twenty-First Century”

6–7:30pm
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FEBRUARY 17
Despina Stratigakos
Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo
“A Dictator’s Evil Decor: Reflections on Writing Hitler at Home

6–7:30pm

FEBRUARY 22
Susanne Ebbinghaus
George M.A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art and Head, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums; Research Fellow, Bard Graduate Center
“Drinking Horns: Nature and Myth”

12–1:30pm

FEBRUARY 23
Abigail Krasner Balbale
Assistant Professor, Bard Graduate Center
“Wolf King of Glorious Memory: Culture and Ideology in Twelfth-Century Spain and North Africa”

12–1:30pm

FEBRUARY 23
Cultures of Conservation “Keyword” Panel: Conserving Conceptual Art

6–7:30pm
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MARCH 2
Margaret Holben Ellis
Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation, New York University; Director, Thaw Conservation Center, Morgan Library and Museum
“Paper is Part of the Picture”

12–1:30pm
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MARCH 14
Vera A. Solovyeva
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Cultures of Conservation, Bard Graduate Center
“Museum’s Role in Helping Sustain and Revitalize Indigenous Peoples’ Cultures and Traditions”

12–1:30pm
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MARCH 15
Gabrielle Berlinger
Assistant Professor of American Studies and Folklore and Tanenbaum Fellow of American Jewish Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cultures of Conservation, Bard Graduate Center 2013-2015
“A Multiplicity of Voices: The Structure of Preservation at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum”

6–7:30pm
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MARCH 16
Christian Larsen
Curator, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
“Of Jungle Vines and Cuban Ties: Expanding the Global View at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University”

6–7:30pm
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MARCH 22
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk
Head, Glasmuseum Hentrich
“The Meaning of Glass: What Do People Think When They Think About Glass?”

6–7:30pm
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MARCH 23
Julian Raby
The Dame Jillian Sackler Director, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art
“From Temple of the Arts to Theatre of the Imagination”

6–7:30pm
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MARCH 29
Anne T. Gerritsen
Associate Professor of History, University of Warwick
“‘The best Rubarbe is that which is brought from China fresh and newe’: Rhubarb and the Imagination of China in European Visual Print Culture, 1500–1850”

6–7:30pm
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APRIL 5
Giorgio Riello
Professor of Global History and Culture, Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick
“Global Things: Trade and Material Culture in the First age of Globalization, c. 1500–1800”

5:30–7pm
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APRIL 12
Matthew Dennis
Professor of History and Environmental Studies, University of Oregon; Visiting Fellow, Bard Graduate Center
“Dangerous Relic: ‘The Bloody Shirt’; A Material History of an American Trope”

12–1:30pm
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APRIL 13
Brent D. Shaw
Andrew Fleming West Professor of Classics, Princeton University
“Bringing back The Sheaves: Agrarian Life and Material Culture in Late Antique Africa”

6–7:30pm

APRIL 19
Denis Bruna
Curator, Fashion and Textile Department, Musée des Arts Décoratifs; Professor, École du Louvre
“A History of Mistakes of Taste in Fashion”

6–7:30pm

APRIL 20
Dora Thornton
Curator of Renaissance Europe, British Museum
“Wine, Women and the Glory of Venice: Masterpieces of Renaissance Glass”

6–7:30pm
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APRIL 25
Symposium
Entangled Frontiers

9am–5pm
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APRIL 26
Iain Davidson
Emeritus Professor, University of New England
“Iconicity, Conventions of Representation in Prehistoric Art, and the Modern Mind”

6–7:30pm
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APRIL 27
Debora L. Silverman
Distinguished Professor of History and Art History, UCLA; University of California President’s Chair in Modern European History, Art and Culture
“Diasporas of Art and ‘The Great Forgetting’: Violence and the Visual Unconscious of Belgian Colonialism at the Tervuren Royal Museum for Central Africa and Beyond, 1897–2014”

6–7:30pm
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MAY 6
Symposium
American Material and Visual Culture of the “Long” Nineteenth Century

9am–5pm
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AUGUST 24
Katharine Wells
Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Research Fellow, Bard Graduate Center
“Weaving Modernism: Tapestry in the Postwar Period”

12–1:30pm
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