Stronach Travel Graduate Seminar: Art and Memory in Peru
Monday | 1:00 - 4:00pm
This graduate seminar will explore the ways in which forms of memory (personal, social, historical, etc.) have been recorded, made visual and material, contested and re-made in art and visual culture produced during critical times in Peruvian prehistory and history. Although Peru has long been the subject of studies by historians and archaeologists, Peruvian art history remains a small and emergent field with untapped potential. Seminar readings will be finalized based upon the interests of enrolled students, but will include case studies from pre-Hispanic art and archaeology, the survival and re-making of indigenous traditions and the fashioning of new criollo identities in a global context during the Spanish colonial era; uprisings and revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century; indigenismo and nationalism in the early and mid-twentieth century; and art and photography that addresses the violence of the 1980s and 90s and contemporary politics. International travel over spring break will be a required component of this seminar. Enrollment requires instructor approval. Priority for enrollment will be given to graduate students in South American art history and archaeology, as well as first- and second-year graduate students with other area specializations in art history.