Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen: “Ultimate Questions, Incomplete Answers”

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140 800 University Avenue, Madison, WI

In his final essay in 1903, Herbert Spencer allowed himself to ask “ultimate questions” about the source and meaning of life. The famed materialist and atheist wondered why nonbelievers should be deprived of asking about …

Howard S. Schwartz Memorial Annual Lecture Series: Prof. Shira Brisman

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140 800 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Please join the Department of Art History for the first Howard S. Schwartz Memorial Annual Lectures Series on February 11th, 2020 at 7:00pm. Professor Shira Brisman (University of Pennsylvania) will present her latest research in …

William Chester Jordan: “‘Now Avenge Us’: Jewish Martyrdom and the First Crusade”

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140 800 University Avenue, Madison, WI

William Chester Jordan (Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University) will present the Hilldale Lecture in the Humanities on the topic ”‘Now Avenge Us’: Jewish Martyrdom and the First Crusade” Thursday, October 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. …

Ibrahim Mahama: Freedom and Art Production

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140 800 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Drawing from social practice, Ibrahim Mahama explores the poetics of labour and the spectral politics of global trade, as engraved in the failure, decay, rupture, and resilience of materials and structures. With the collaboration of …

2019 Schewe Award for the Best Graduate Student Paper

Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L140 800 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Congratulations to Tong Su for Best Graduate Student Paper 2018–19! Tong Su will be presenting her paper "Artificial City, Organic City: Mobilizing the Center of Beijing, 1644–1799." Tong, a third year PhD Student, works on …