Art History Graduate Student Research Symposium 'The Art of Memory' Kicks off Today

The Department of Art History's Graduate Student Research Symposium "The Art of Memory" kicks off today, Thursday, Nov. 17, with a keynote presentation by Dr. Steven Nelson, associate professor of African American Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Nelson will discuss "Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Memory is Feminine" at 6 p.m. in the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. A reception will follow.

The symposium continues on Friday with sessions running from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Morning presenters include:

  • Nicole Conti, University of Minnesota, "The Memory of Hieronymous Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Flemish Copying Culture and Economics of Originality"
  • Maria Guidici, Barlage Institue Rotterdam/TU Delft, The Netherlands, "Sir John Soane: Architecture From Theater of Memory to Framework for Memories"
  • Colin Nelson-Dusek, University of Delaware, "Losing, and Mourning, Their Marbles: The New Acropolis Museum and the Display of the 'Elgin Marbles'"

Afternoon presenters include:

  • Christianna Bonin, Williams College/Clark Institute Graduate Program in the History of Art, "Preserving Losers' History, Too."
  • Brooke Leeton, University of Louisville, "The Dialectic of Trauma in Charolette Salomon's Life? or Theatre?"
  • Sara Muenster-Blakely, University of St. Thomas, "Exhibitions of Memory: The Photographs of Rape Victims from Somalia and Rwanda by Fazal Sheikh and Jonathan Torgovnik"
  • Beth A. Zinsli, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Displaced Memories: The Appropriation of Vernacular Photography in Contemporary Cuban Art"

The Friday sessions take place in Room 100, McNeely Hall.

For more information contact the Department of Art History.