Departmental Events

  • The new SFMOMA, view from Yerba Buena Gardens; photo: Jon McNeal, © Snøhetta

    Berkeley/Stanford/SFMOMA Symposium: April 4, 2020

    Save the date! The fourth Berkeley/Stanford Symposium will be on April 4, 2020.

    The Berkeley/Stanford Symposium is an annual gathering of emerging voices in the arts. Organized collaboratively by graduate students in Art History at both Stanford and UC Berkeley, the symposia are open to graduate students in all fields and young members of the wider community of visual culture, including artists, designers, museum professionals, and writers.

    Details and RSVP information will be announced when available, check back soon!

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    Shah Abbas' Iran and Global Early Modernity

    Until 7:15 pm | 05/08/2019

    Kishwar Rizvi, Chair, Council on Middle East Studies Professor, Department of the History of Art Yale University

    The UC Berkeley History of Art Department is proud to present a lecture by Kishwar Rizvi (Yale): Shah Abbas' Iran and Global Early Modernity.
    This event is free and open to the public.

  • Crossed Braids, Parallel Lives: Boccaccio, Botticelli, and the Way of Looking at Hair

    Emanuele Lugli

    The Departments of Italian Studies and History of Art are proud to present Emanuele Lugli (Stanford University): CROSSED BRAIDS, PARALLEL LIVES: BOCCACCIO, BOTTICELLI, AND THE WAY OF LOOKING AT HAIR


  • St. Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read; 18th century; Goa. Repository: St. Joseph's Seminary Museum, Macau

    2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar Symposium

    Until 5:00 pm | 04/23/2019

    Indian Ocean Art Histories: Goa; Bombay; Kochi

    The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar focused on the Indian Ocean, the third largest water body and the world’s oldest cultural continuum that has facilitated the mobility of people, objects, and ideas over millennia. Students in the seminar mapped the ways in which such oceanic networks also shaped the global history of art from the early modern period to the contemporary by focusing on three key moments in this longue durée history: Goa in the early modern period, Bombay (now Mumbai) under British rule, and the contemporary in Kochi via the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale. In this day-long public symposium, participants of the seminar will present their research papers. The Travel Seminar was made possible due to a generous gift to the Department of History of Art from the Estate of Judith Lee Stronach.


    Oceanic Art Histories: A Brief Introduction, 11:00-11:15am
    • Indian Ocean Art Histories, Sugata Ray
    • Notes From the Field, Diliana Angelova

    Networks of Circulation, 11:15-12:45pm
    • Rethinking East Asia in the Indian Ocean World: Tsukijihonganji Temple and Indo-Saracenic Style Architecture across the Japanese Empire, Andrea Jung-An Liu
    • Eco Art Deco: Maritime Modernisms of Bombay and Beyond, Riad Kherdeen
    • The ‘Free-floating’ Srinagar Biennale: Kashmir’s Distant Traumas Transported, Melissa Carlson

    Lunch, 12:45-1:45pm

    Considering Material, 1:45-3:15pm
    • Bom Jesus: Questions Concerning Style in Goan Church Architecture, Joseph Albanese
    • Pierced Bodies: Ivory and Wood Figures in Kochi and Goa, Ramón De Santiago
    • Material Matrix: The Trans-Oceanic and Geological Construction of the Victoria Terminus, Joel Thielen

    Break, 3:15-3:30pm

    Art Histories from Below, 3:30-5:00pm
    • Forgotten Crosses: Material Evidence of a Medieval Indian Ocean Christianity, Ariana Pemberton
    • Sanskritizing the Vernacular Aesthetic: Re-contextualizing Betal and other Goan folk deities through the lens of Vedic Orthodoxies, Alex Ciolac
    • Problems and Possibilities of “Resistance:” Positioning the 4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Katherine Bruhn

    Wine Reception, 5:00pm


  • Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop Series, 2018-19

    Until 2:00 pm | 04/17/2019

    Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Tenure Track Market
    Speakers: Gregory Levine and Lauren Kroiz
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 1:00-2:00, 308A Doe


    **Brown Bag event. Light refreshments will be provided**

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