Classification and the History of Greek Art: How to View a Dionysiac Monument

Milette Gaifman, Associate Professor of Classics and History of Art, Yale University

Lecture 1: "How to View a Dionysiac Monument"

Dieter Roelstraete appointed curator of Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Dieter Roelstraete, an internationally renowned curator of contemporary art, has been named the next curator of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and will start teaching in the Department of Art History in 2018-19. An internationally renowned curator of contemporary art, he most recently served on the curatorial team that organized documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany, and Athens, Greece.

Landscape Systems: Space, Technology, Comparison

Speakers include:

Claudia Brittenham, "Locating landscape in Maya painting"

Jas Elsner, "Space/object/landscape: Some reflections on form"

Richard Neer, "Greek world pictures and the sense of scale"

Wu Hung, "Realm of wilderness: The emergence of landscape in Chinese art"

Critique/Desire/Practice: Photography and Beyond, selon Joel Snyder

Desires, so Joel Snyder wrote in a noted critical review from 1999, “cannot emerge prior to a network of specific practices—to the contrary, they are elicited by these practices.” Snyder was then commenting on the application of Michel Foucault’s ideas; but that conjunction of philosophically informed critique and attention to specificity speaks centrally to his own work.

Genealogies of the Screen: Surface/Canvas/Scrim


Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification

After seizing Jerusalem’s eastern precincts from Jordan at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel unilaterally unified the city and plunged into an ambitious building program, eager to transform the very meaning of one of the world’s most emotionally charged urban spaces. The goal was as simple as it was controversial: to both Judaize and modernize Jerusalem. Prof.

Medieval Studies: Thomas Burman

Thomas Burman, Professor and Robert M. Conway Director, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame

Title TBA

This event is co-sponsored by the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds Workshop.

Medieval Studies: David Orsbon

David Orsbon, PhD Candidate, Classics and Comparative Literature

Tentative title: “Bernard Silvestris, Integumentum, and the Person of Natura”

Medieval Studies: Lisa Scott

Lisa Scott, PhD Candidate, History

“‘The Lords, Knights, and Cities’: The Estates and Assembly in their Institutional Context”