Please join us on Thursday, May 16 for Hala Auji’s dissertation defense. Her dissertation is entitled ”BETWEEN SCRIPT AND PRINT: EXPLORING PUBLICATIONS OF THE AMERICAN SYRIA MISSION AND THE NASCENT PRESS IN THE ARAB WORLD, 1834-1860.” Chaired by Nancy Um, the committee also includes Professors Tom McDonough, Karen Barzman, and Fa-ti Fan (outside examiner). The defense is open to the public and will take place from 10:00-12:00 p.m. in FA 218.
Doctoral student Young-Sin Park will present a paper, titled “The Chosŏn Industrial Exposition of 1915,” at the last Center for Korean Studies Colloquium for the spring semester. The talk will take place next Friday, May 10, at 5pm in the AAAS Conference Room. The presentation will be in Korean. For more information, follow the link.
New fall course: “From Marketplace to Mall: Consumption and Urban Experience in Western Society from Pre-Modern Times to Today”3 May
This Saturday, Associate Professor Nancy Um will present a paper at Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World, a symposium cosponsored by the Getty Research Institute and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute that examines the circulation of objects across regions and cultures in the early modern period (1500–1800), addressing the ways in which mobility led to new meanings, uses, and interpretations. Her paper is titled “Chairs, Writing Tables, and Chests: On the Postures of Commercial Documentation in the Early Modern Indian Ocean.”
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Doctoral student Wylie Schwartz would like to invite the Binghamton Art History community to the fourth edition of Arcades Project, a curated art marketplace that Wylie co-founded in 2011. This year’s guest curators are Mara Baldwin, Assistant Director of the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College, and Clara Hess, a visual artist and co-director of ‘Complimenta,’ an artists’ residency program in Ithaca. Keep your eyes out for work by doctoral student Amanda Beardsley.
Arcades Project, started in 2011, is a curated, one-night event for the exhibition and sales of limited edition works produced by small and independent presses, artists, and other creative practitioners (art books, book arts, prints, image and text works, artist multiples). Arcades also hosts workshops, performances, screenings, and readings. Arcades, although an opportunity to sell work, is an event that hopes to subvert the expected context of commerce by switching themes and locations every year. This May will be the fourth incarnation of the Arcades Project– an event that wears many guises, at once a museum, a mall, a swap shop, a school, a pub, & a party.
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Mark your calendars! The Department of Art History at Binghamton University cordially invites you to Writing the Global City: A Tribute to Professor Anthony D. King, an international conference to be held on campus, October 4 – 5, 2013.
The program and registration information will be posted on the conference website during the summer:
We look forward to seeing you in Binghamton in the fall!