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October 2019

Heghnar Watenpaugh: “The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice”

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L150, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Art history, histories of genocide, cultural heritage, and the questions of the continuity of the medieval and the modern intersect in the biography of a medieval Armenian Gospels manuscript. Eight of its illuminated pages were…

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Annapurna Mamidipudi: “Telling Color by Smell, Memory and Song: The Innovation of Traditional Craft in South India”

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L150, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Rethinking Innovation, Textile and Material Culture Dr. Annapurna Mamidipudi (Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany) Public Lecture: “Telling Color by Smell, Memory and Song: The Innovation of Traditional Craft in South India” Abstract Craft producers in India…

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Julie Nelson Davis: “Reconsidering ‘Pictures of Beauties’ in the Era of #metoo: An Utamaro Case Study”

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Julie Nelson Davis, Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, is a leading scholar of early modern Japanese woodblock prints. Presented by the Art History Department with support from Asian Languages…

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November 2019

Workshop with Professor Lea Stirling: “Old Data and New Research: Working with Legacy Data, Archives, and Old Periodicals in Archaeology and Art History”

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University Club, Room 212, 432 East Campus Mall + Google Map

Researchers in Art History and Archaeology can expect to study old objects, but they may also find that they need to handle old data: Victorian-era publications, original excavation notebooks, or other archival records. These old…

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Lea Stirling: “Traveling Statuettes and Traveling Aristocrats? Networks of Acquisition in the Statuary Collection at the Late Antique Villa of Séviac (France)”

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L150, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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The luxury décor of the Late Roman villa of Séviac (France) includes mosaics and statuary, including heirlooms, locally-made elements, and imported items. Though most surviving fragments of statuary are physically small, they provide evidence for up…

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Anna Andrzejewski: “Building Paradise in a Tropical Swamp: Retirement Housing and Communities in South Florida after World War II”

November 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140, 800 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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This Focus on the Humanities talk explores the intersection of building and development in south Florida and the environmental movement in the second half of the twentieth century. In particular, it focuses on the Miami-based…

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