Lecture Series 2015-2016

Every year a committee comprised of graduate students and one faculty member organizes a yearlong series of lectures by prominent scholars, curators, and visual artists on various topics in art history.

Lecture Series Flyer

Histories of Form, Content, and Creation


Each lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Spring locations TBA.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015
127 Memorial Hall

Lawrence Nees
Professor, Department of Art History
University of Delaware

A Copper-alloy Plate with Architectural Imagery in Berlin...and Jerusalem?


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | 6 p.m.
127 Memorial Hall

Bridget Alsdorf
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Archaeology
Princeton Universiry

On Accident: Angrand, Gérôme, Vallotton


Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 6 p.m.
127 Memorial Hall

ANDREW W. MELLON CURATORIAL TRACK PHD LECTURE

Richard E. Spear
Affiliate Research Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology
University of Maryland

Caravaggio's Card Sharps on Trial: Thwaytes v. Sotheby's


Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 6 p.m.
127 Memorial Hall

Beatrice Kitzinger
Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Archaeology
Princeton University

Narrative and History in Carolingion Gospel Illumination


Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Location TBA

Graduate Student Research Presentations
Moderated by Mónica Domínguez Torres

Associate Professor, Department of Art History
University of Delaware


Thursday, March 24, 2016
Location TBA

Tanya Sheehan
Associate Professor, Department of Art
Colby College

Revival and Subversion: The Racial Politics of Amateur Photographic Humor


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Location TBA

WILLIAM I. HOMER LECTURE

Stephen Pinson
Robert B. Menschel Curator of Photography
The New York Public Library

Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography


Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Location TBA

WAYNE CRAVEN LECTURE

Melanie Gifford
Research Conservator for Painting Technology
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Innovation, Rivalry and Fine Technique:
The Invention of High-Life Genre Painting in the Dutch 17th Century


All programs are free and open to the public.

Please register at www.UDconnection.com/Events. For more information and locations, please contact the Department of Art History, University of Delaware, 318 Old College, Newark, DE 19716-2516, phone (302) 831-8415, or our website, www.udel.edu/ArtHistory. To request disability accommodations, please call (302) 831-8415 at least 10 business days in advance of event.

Funding for the 2015–2016 lecture series is generously provided by the Center for Global and Area Studies, Center for Material Culture Studies, Department of Art Conservation, Department of Art History, Department of English, Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University Museums, and Professional & Continuing Studies on behalf of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Special thanks to Carol A. Nigro (Ph.D. 2009) and Charles Isaacs for their sponsorship of the William I. Homer Lecture and to Mr. William C. Allen for his sponsorship of the Wayne Craven Lecture.

The lecture series is organized by the 2015–2016 graduate student lecture series committee: Caitlin Hutchison and Kiersten Mounce (co-chairs), Jordan Hillman, Jessica Larson, Isabel Oleas Mogollón, Galina Olmsted, Kaila Schedeen, and Emily Shartrand. The faculty advisor for the lecture series is Dr. Mónica Domínguez-Torres.

All events are part of the Department of Art History, University of Delaware.


Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Delaware Library.


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