UC Berkeley History of Art Department

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History of Art Graduate Symposium: "Invisibility--Illegibility"


The 2014 History of Art Graduate Symposium: “Invisibility--Illegibility” draws together six graduate students from a wide range of institutions to speak on the themes of invisibility and illegibility in art and visual culture. The symposium is comprised of two panels that address a wide range of objects, communities, and experiences that fall outside of or exceed the boundaries of vision and discourse. The symposium concludes with a keynote address by Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University, whose work on memory closely relates to the theme of the symposium.

Symposium Schedule:

9:30am - 9:50am Coffee and Pastries

9:50am - 11:30am First Panel: Below the Radar
Discussant: Aglaya Glebova

John Blakinger, Stanford University, "A New Bauhaus Camouflage"

Jackson Davidow, MIT, “Competing Contracts: Cruising and Photography in the Digital Age”

Rachel Newman, Stanford University, “Laboring in Silence and Solitude: William Berryman's Scenes of Jamaican Sugar Plantations”

11:30am - 1pm Lunch Break

1pm - 2:30pm Second Panel: Forming From the Margins
Discussant: Grace Harpster

Michael Hatch, Princeton University, “Delineating the Illegible in Huang Yi's 'Engraved Texts of the Lesser Penglai Pavilion' (1800)”

Lex Lancaster, UW-Madison, “Hap Histories: Ghosts of Chance in the Lesbian Feminist Archives”

Laura Somenzi, Emory University, “Building Knowledge: Francesco di Giorgio and the Trattati di architettura ingegneria e arte militare”

2:45pm - 3:30pm Keynote Address
Dr. Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University, "Snowflake: Wilson Bentley's Civil War"

The event is co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Comparative Literature, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Townsend Center.