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5:00 pm | 4/29/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 6:00 pm | 4/29/2021

Emily Eliza Scott, Assistant Professor of Art History and Environmental Studies, History of Art and Architecture, University of Oregon

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This talk explores art that operates in the face of, and in resistance to, climate injustice in its myriad forms. In particular, it will highlight projects by the London-born Colombian artist Carolina Caycedo and the Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves that confront the infrastructural violence wrought by dams in Latin America and offer vital (counter-)models for re-centering “unimagined communities,” human and more-than-human alike. 

Emily Eliza Scott is an interdisciplinary scholar, artist, and former park ranger focused on contemporary art and design practices that engage pressing (political) ecological issues, often with the intent to actively transform real-world conditions. Her essays have appeared in Art Journal, Art Journal Open, American Art, Third Text, The Avery Review, Field, and Cultural Geographies as well as multiple edited volumes and online journals, and she is the coeditor of The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture and Climate Change (Routledge, 2021); Viscosity: Mobilizing Materialities (UMN Architecture, 2019); and Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics (UC Press, 2015). She is developing a monograph, Uneven G... [show more]


5:00 pm | 5/3/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 7:00 pm | 5/3/2021

Roundtable with John López (Art History, UC Davis), Kristopher Kersey (History of Art, UCLA), Swati Chattopadhyay (History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara), Ivy Mills (History of Art, UC Berkeley)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

May 3rd, 5 PM PST: Roundtable with John López (Art History, UC Davis), Kristopher Kersey (History of Art, UCLA), Swati Chattopadhyay (History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara), Ivy Mills (History of Art, UC Berkeley) 

Co-sponsored by the Asian Art and Visual Cultures... [show more]


10:00 am | 5/8/2021 | Virtual Event | Until 2:00 pm | 5/8/2021

Keynote speakers: Eva Hayward and Candice Lin

The Berkeley/Stanford Symposium is an annual gathering of emerging voices in the arts organized by graduate students in art history at Stanford and UC Berkeley.

The ascendance of COVID-19 has forced us to reconsider the facets of our lives that we took for granted before. One of these is the day-to-day experience of contact, touch, breath, and life. This year’s Berkeley/ Stanford Graduate Symposium seeks to address the multiple ways in which we now think about contact — from its affective, material, aesthetic, and social implications to its presence in relationships between the human and non-human, in the realms of ritual, knowledge production, art-making, and reception. How then do we make and unmake contact individually and collectively, through time and space, and across borders geographical and corporeal?

Keynote speakers:

A Fulbright scholar, Eva Hayward is an associate professor of gender & women’s studies at the University of Arizona. In 2021, she co-edited a special issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly (Duke UP) “Trans in the Time of HIV/AIDS.” She works across a range of disciplines, including sexuality studies and aesthetics.

Candice Lin is an artist whose... [show more]


4:30 pm | 4/16/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 6:30 pm | 4/16/2021

Fumi Okiji (Rhetoric, UC Berkeley) and Andrew Jones (East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

April 16th, 4:30 PM PST: Fumi Okiji (Rhetoric, UC Berkeley) and Andrew Jones (East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley)

Supported by the Stoddard Fund in the History of Art Department, U.C. Berkeley


10:00 am | 4/13/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 12:00 pm | 4/13/2021

Dr. Harald Klinke, M.Sc., Digital Art History, LMU Munich, Germany

Computational Thinking, Cultural Analytics and Wikidata 

With Harald Klinke

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Today, art historical research is based on data. A computational and quantitative approach to the history of art requires volume of data, a variety of data and open data. Since we would like to embed each artwork in a cultural web of meaning, it would be best to have semantic data. However, what do the terms “open”, “semantic” and “data” actually mean?

In this workshop, we look at data sources for art history, data structures and levels of open data. We dive into several collections and find out how visualizing them helps us understand the history of art. At the center of our discussion is Linked Open Data. We particularly query Wikidata’s SPARQL endpoint. Thus, we are gaining data literacy through experience, discuss advantages and disadvantages of Wikidata and have a look at its alternatives.

We will use tools and data in the cloud. No programming skills required.

Dr. Harald Klinke, M.Sc. is currently teaching Digital Art History at the LMU Munich, Germany. He studied art history, media theory, painting, philosophy and business informatics in Karlsruhe, Berlin, Göttingen and N... [show more]


6:30 pm | 3/29/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 8:30 pm | 3/29/2021

Vishal Jugdeo (Department of Art, UCLA) and Nicole Miller (Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

March 29th, 6:30 PM PST: Vishal Jugdeo (Department of Art, UCLA) and Nicole Miller (Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego) with Kavena Hambria (MFA, Art Practice) and Tausif Noor (PhD Student, History of Art).

Supported by the Stoddard Fund in the History of Art Department,... [show more]


2:00 pm | 3/18/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 4:00 pm | 3/18/2021

Francesca Albrezzi, PhD, Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC), UCLA

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While we are working remotely, there are many ways that we can share virtual space. Mozilla Hubs is a Web-based platform that provides users with a three dimensional virtual environment that can allow for links, videos, 2D and 3D objects, and live interaction. As an alternative to zoom, Mozilla Hubs has been used for poster sessions, conferences, performances, exhibitions, and more. It can also be accessed through a virtual reality headset for an immersive experience.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to Mozilla Hubs and how to use the built-in functionality. For more customized environments, we will also cover how to build your own basic environment and bring it into Mozilla Hubs through Spoke, Mozilla Hub’s web editor. This workshop will be tailored to building VR exhibitions.

This workshop will be limited to 10 participants.


4:00 pm | 3/12/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 6:00 pm | 3/12/2021

Bridget R. Cooks (African American Studies and Art History, University of California, Irvine) and Jennifer A. González (History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz) moderated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm (Director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

March 12th, 4:00 PM PST: Bridget R. Cooks (African American Studies and Art History, University of California, Irvine) and Jennifer A. González (History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz)

Moderated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm (Director, Berkeley A... [show more]


4:30 pm | 2/26/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 6:30 pm | 2/26/2021

K. Wayne Yang (Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego) and Carolyn Jean Martin (Art History, Berkeley City College)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

February 26th, 4:30 PM PST: K. Wayne Yang (Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego) and Carolyn Jean Martin (Art History, Berkeley City College)

Supported by the Stoddard Fund in the History of Art Department, U.C. Berkeley


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