Courses

Fall 2016

Undergraduate Seminar: Forensic Imaging and Digital Art History Course Number: HA 192DH | CCN: 34622

Justin Underhill

Thursday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

Digital photography and image processing have radically transformed the production and distribution of visual culture. Although these tools now allow us access to new types of data, and some of them have been widely adopted as infrastructural components of art...

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Freshman Seminar: Sojourner Truth, Photography and the Fight Against Slavery Course Number: HA 24 | CCN: 33936

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Monday | 11:00 - 1:00pm

Taking advantage of the exhibition of the same name that I have curated at the Berkeley Art Museum, this seminar concentrates on the savvy use of photography by the illiterate runaway slave, abolitionist and feminist orator and activist Sojourner...

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Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: Zaha Hadid: Form, Function, Figures Course Number: R1B Section 8 | CCN: 33790

Eva Hagberg

Monday | Wednesday: 8:00 - 9:30am

When the Iraqi-born, London-based architect Zaha Hadid died in 2016 at the age of 65, publications from the New York Times to the Guardian to Architectural Record looked back on a career of fantastical paintings and world-shifting stadiums and, of...

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Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: Food Writing Art Historically Course Number: R1B Section 7 | CCN: 16323

Jon Soriano

Tuesday | Thursday: 5:00 - 6:30pm

Can food be art historical? Claims of food’s homeliness, perishability, and immediate use-value place food outside the traditional domain of art. However, specific forms of food are distinguishable according to their appearances in space and time. Some...

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Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: Becoming “Sensitive to That”: Photographic Practices of Receptivity Course Number: R1B Section 6 | CCN: 16322

Suzanne Li Puma

Tuesday | Thursday: 3:30 - 5:00pm

What forms of sensitization, "listening," or noticing are made possible through a photographic mode of engagement? This class will investigate how photographic images might participate in sensitizing the viewer to the world around her, or, conversely, in rendering her less...

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Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: African Bodies in Film, Art, and Fashion Course Number: R1B Section 5 | CCN: 16321

Ivy Mills

Tuesday | Thursday: 2:00 - 3:30pm

In this course, we will explore the politicization of the African body in a variety of visual media, including film, photography, sculpture, and fashion. We will begin by examining how visual representations of the African body have worked to “other&rdquo...

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Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: African Bodies in Film, Art, and Fashion Course Number: R1B Section 4 | CCN: 16320

Ivy Mills

Tuesday | Thursday: 12:30 - 2:00pm

In this course, we will explore the politicization of the African body in a variety of visual media, including film, photography, sculpture, and fashion. We will begin by examining how visual representations of the African body have worked to “other&rdquo...

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Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: Portraiture Before Photography in Western Europe Course Number: R1B Section 3 | CCN: 16319

Karine Douplitzky

Tuesday | Thursday: 11:00 - 12:30pm

For over five centuries, portraiture has been one of the most popular genres in Western art history. It is sufficient to mention Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile to convince us of the tremendous agency portraits exert upon generations of viewers. Although...

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Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: Cultural Heritage: Theory, Practice, and Politics Course Number: R1B Section 2 | CCN: 16043

Patricia Yu

Tuesday | Thursday: 9:30 - 11:00am

This is the second course in the Reading and Composition series. We will focus on how to read critically, identify arguments and approaches, and how to compose compelling arguments with appropriate sources. Our texts will be themed around the theories...

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Reading and Writing about Visual Experience: Early Modern Art Literature in Italy (1400-1600) Course Number: R1B Section 1 | CCN: 16042

Matthew Culler

Tuesday | Thursday: 8:00 - 9:30am

Where do the words we use to talk about art come from? Many of our modern aesthetic ideas and sensibilities find their birthing ground in the art literature and art of the Renaissance or the (sensibly named) Early Modern period...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Insiders and Outsiders in the Age of Pieter Bruegel Course Number: HA 192E | CCN: 33734

Elizabeth Honig

Tuesday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

Taking the work of Pieter Bruegel as its visual focus, this seminar considers how group identification was formed, and what defined exclusion from those groups, in northern Europe of the early- to...

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Undergraduate Seminar: The Good Life: Leisure, Art, and the Senses in the Ancient Mediterranean and Modern Europe Course Number: HA 192T | CCN: 33472

Imogen Hart, Diliana Angelova

Wednesday | 9:00 - 12:00PM

This new undergraduate seminar course examines diverse material expressions and conceptualizations of the good life in the ancient Mediterranean and modern Europe. Co-taught by two professors, the course takes a comparative approach, offering a rare opportunity to study ancient and...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Black Bodies Matter: Photography and Race from the 19th- to the 20th-Century Course Number: HA 192F | CCN: 16537

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Monday | 1:00 - 4:00pm

This seminar will use a series of case studies to focus on photography and the representation of and by blacks in the United States and the Caribbean. The seminar will take advantage of the exhibition I have curated at the...

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The Art and Technologies of Modernity in late 19th-Century France Course Number: HA 180C | CCN: 16654

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 - 12:30PM

What form can be given to modernity? What were the national, colonial, class and gender politics of modern self-fashioning in late 19th-century French art? On what basis should we evaluate avant-garde practice? This class will focus on the...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Hands on at the Hearst: Greek and Roman Art Course Number: HA 192CU | CCN: 31469

Andrew Stewart

Friday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

This is a hands-on seminar designed to introduce qualified students to the "nuts and bolts" of Greek and Roman art, in the form of intensive study of selected objects in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology on campus. We shall...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Roman Mummy Portraits  Course Number: HA 192B/Classics 130 | CCN: 16623

Christopher Hallett

Tuesday | 2:00 - 5:00pm

There survive from the Roman province of Egypt a large corpus of anthropoid mummy cases that were equipped with brilliantly vivid portrait faces painted in encaustic (colored wax).  About 1000 such portraits survive, and of these about 100 still possess...

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Undergraduate Seminar: Representing “3/11”: Cataclysm, Trauma, Memory, and “Slow Violence” Course Number: HA 192A | CCN: 16443

Gregory Levine

Thursday | 2:00 - 5:00PM

This seminar seeks to learn from artists in Japan responding to the seismic, tsunami, and radiological disasters that struck Japan on March 3, 2011 and to ask larger questions about representation and disaster: how and where does creative response...

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Theory of the Copy Course Number: HA 190T.2/Rhetoric 136 | CCN: 31488

Winnie Wong

Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 10:00 - 11:00AM

The course surveys critical controversies surrounding fakes, forgeries, multiples, counterfeits, imitations, and appropriations from the Late Renaissance to the present day, in European, American, Australian and Chinese art. Each of the images and objects we will examine sparked extensive debate...

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Ancient Art and the Modern Imagination Course Number: HA 190T.1 | CCN: 16363

Whitney Davis

Tuesday, Thursday | 5:00 - 6:30PM

This course explores modern collections and interpretations of ancient arts broadly and globally defined to include, for example, “prehistoric” arts and indigenous “traditional” arts that have very contemporary expressions (e.g., aboriginal Australia; San cultures of South Africa), focusing on the...

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Allies, Lamas, and Protagonists: Buddhist Arts of Tibet and Mongolia Course Number: HA 190A | CCN: 31508

Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 2:00 - 3:00PM

This course will introduce to Buddhist art and architecture in Tibet and Mongolia through architectural examples and case studies roughly following chronological order from imperial Tibet in the 7th century until the rule of Gelug protagonists in the early 20th...

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Race and Representation In The Twentieth Century in the United States Course Number: HA 187AC | CCN: 31489

Lauren Kroiz

Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 3:00 - 4:00PM

This class focuses on theories and visualizations of race in the United States during the twentieth century. Class sessions will be organized around chronological case studies of diverse subjects made in varied media, including Thomas Dewing’s tonalist paintings, baby albums...

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Classical Greek Art Course Number: HA 141B | CCN: 33721

Jennifer Stager

Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00 - 12:30PM

This course surveys Greek sculpture, painting, and architecture from the Persian invasions to the death of Alexander the Great. In addition to close study of the major works (Olympia, the Riace bronzes, the Parthenon, Praxiteles’ Knidian Aphrodite and Hermes, the...

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Art of Latin America Course Number: HA 88 | CCN: 30650

Lisa Trever

Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 - 2:00PM

This class is an introduction to art, architecture, and visual culture made in Latin America, or made by Latin American and Latina/o artists living elsewhere. We will study selected artworks and artists from ancient, colonial, revolutionary and modern periods with...

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Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art Course Number: HA 62 | CCN: 16395

Henrike C. Lange

Mon. | Wed. | Fri. | 3:00 - 4:00PM

This survey presents examples from Italian art and literature from circa 1300 to circa 1600 as mirrors and motors of cultural change. Italy will be shown in its unique position between the Northern countries and the Mediterranean, allowing for porous...

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Freshman/Sophomore Seminar: Humanists on the Move Course Number: HA 39G | CCN: 31503

Elizabeth Honig

Wednesday | 10:00 - 12:00PM

This class is about renaissance humanists and how we can use digital means, as well as traditional ones, to study them. Our particular focus is on the ways people were connected in the renaissance — as patrons, as readers, as...

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Unconscious Perception A Mini-Course and Residency with Christopher Bollas at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Course Number: HA 298 | CCN: 16308

Whitney Davis

Wednesday | 5:15 - 7:15pm

The seminar and residency will explore the work of the most influential psychoanalyst writing in English today, Christopher Bollas, who will be scholar-in-residence at the Townsend Center in the first week of November 2016. Bollas is widely known for his...

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Teaching the History of Art Course Number: HA 375 | CCN: 16481

Elizabeth Honig

Friday | 9:15 - 11:15am

This class will be both a pedagogy course and a pre-professional workshop. It will encourage you to think in larger terms about the function of pedagogy in art history–what we learn, what we teach, who we are as teachers in...

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Mellon Graduate Seminar in Objects Analysis Course Number: HA 290 | CCN: 16350

Lauren Kroiz, Patricia Berger

Thursday | 2:00 - 5:00pm

Supported by a special Mellon Foundation grant, this course will draw on the expertise of senior conservators in the Bay Area to give graduate students in art history (and other related graduate programs) better understanding concerning the nature of the...

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Graduate Seminar: Botticelli: The Making of a Renaissance Artist Course Number: HA 260 | CCN: 16472

Henrike C. Lange

Monday | 9:00 - 12:00pm

This graduate seminar opens a wide historiographic panorama on Botticelli’s life and works from his time to the present day. Following the participants’ interests, we will focus with increasing intensity on the nineteenth-century making of Botticelli (Pater, Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites)...

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Proseminar in the History of Art Course Number: HA 200 | CCN: 16350

Whitney Davis

Wednesday | 2:00 - 5:00pm

The Proseminar is required of first-year PhD students in History of Art; it is open to first-year students in other programs by permission of the instructor. In a mixture of lectures, discussion of readings, and student presentations, the seminar engages...

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Graduate Seminar: Display and Exhibition in Japan/Objects as Things and Events Course Number: HA 234 | CCN: 16472

Gregory Levine

Tuesday | 2:00 - 5:00pm

What do display (a placeholder for contexts separate from the modern museum and gallery) and exhibition offer critical study of “Japanese art,” ancient to contemporary? Put to the task of listing such spaces—and thinking of events as much as things—we...

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