Alumni Activities: Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi in Third Text

Video still from Guy Ben-Ner, Stealing Beauty, 2007.

Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi (PhD 2013) has contributed the essay “Hijacking IKEA: Subverting Consumer Culture and the Family in Guy Ben-Ner’s Stealing Beauty” to the latest issue of the journal Third Text. Find the full article at https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/3XDABSMFPSDFADEAJ9VV/full?target=10.1080/09528822.2020.1841417

Nancy Um at Yale University

 Sea sculpture from the Ca Mau shipwreck, porcelain cups from China, fused together with coral, excavated off the coast of Vietnam, cups ca. 1725, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, FE.8-2007

Nancy Um will deliver a lecture entitled, “Connecting People, Places, and Things: Itineraries of Chinese Porcelain in and around the Arabian Peninsula,” for the Yale Inter-Asia Initiative and the Yale Council on Middle East Studies, on Monday, November 30, 2020, at 5:30 pm. Registration for this online lecture via Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rm07wQoNQpqTec6KRuoDqw

Shannon Steiner at the National Hellenic Research Foundation

Shannon Steiner’s talk, titled “Alchemy and the Luxury Arts in Byzantium,” will take place on Monday, November 9 as part of the international workshop “Alchemy in Byzantium: A Research Field on the Rise” organized by the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Το Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ερευνών) in Athens, Greece. Those interested in attending should email Dr. Steiner (ssteiner@binghamton.edu) for information, as this event is not open to the public.

Shannon Steiner at the Frick Symposium on the History of Art

On Friday, October 30, Visiting Assistant Professor Shannon Steiner will present her paper “Supernatural Perfection: Alchemy and the Conspicuous Virtuosity of Byzantine Enamel” at the Frick Symposium in the History of Art. The panel will begin at 3pm. EDT on Zoom. More information at https://mailchi.mp/frick/edu_ifasymposium_oct_2020?e=2002903301

Alumni Activities: Zohreh Soltani at the Frick Symposium on the History of Art

Every spring, the Art History Department sends a graduate student speaker to the Annual Symposium in the History of Art, held at the Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. The symposium is organized by the Graduate Student Organization of the IFA, in collaboration with the Frick Collection curatorial staff. Fourteen graduate programs in Art History in the region participate. 
This past spring, the symposium was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been rescheduled for this fall as a four-part webinar, during which graduate students will present their papers remotely on Zoom. On Thursday, October 23, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. EDT, Zohreh Soltani (Phd 2020) will present her paper, “Between  Shahyad and Azadi: The Meanings of Monumentality in Revolutionary Tehran.”
More information at https://mailchi.mp/frick/edu_ifasymposium_oct_2020?e=2002903301

Alumni Activities: Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi in Art and Activism in the Age of Systemic Crisis: Aesthetic Resilience

Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi (PhD 2013) has contributed the essay “Feminist and Anti-Racist Graffiti Disrupting Public Space in the 1970s in Britain” to the anthology Art and Activism in the Age of Systemic Crisis: Aesthetic Resilience, edited by Eliza Steinbock, Bram Ieven, and Marijke de Valck (New York and London: Routledge, 2021). Find more information and links at https://www.routledge.com/Art-and-Activism-in-the-Age-of-Systemic-Crisis-Aesthetic-Resilience/Steinbock-Ieven-Valck/p/book/9780367219840.

Nancy Um at NYU Shanghai

Nancy Um will deliver the talk, “Viewing Mocha from Sea, Air, and Land,” a Henry Luce Indian Ocean Distinguished Lecture, at the Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai. This talk will be presented on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 9 pm (New York)/ Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 9 am (Shanghai) via Zoom. Registration is required: https://cga.shanghai.nyu.edu/viewing-mocha-from-sea-air-and-land/

Nancy Um at Emory University

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 7:30 pm EST, Nancy Um will deliver a lecture entitled “Mapping the Discipline, Plotting the Data of the History of Art,”  for MAP IT | Little Dots, Big Ideas, a lecture series at Emory University, sponsored by the Art History Department and the Center for Digital Scholarship. This lecture will be delivered by Zoom and is open to the public. Pre-registration is required by Monday, September 21: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeklu4kB270FyKdLRsEi9GyREs7vemb30y52dYb9vN6njEh5w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Nancy Um on the New Books Network

Nancy Um spoke with Ahmed AlMaazmi and Jenny Peruski about her book, Shipped but Not Sold: Material Culture and the Social Protocols of Trade during Yemen’s Age of Coffee (University of Hawaii Press, 2017), for the Indian Ocean series of the New Books Network. Listen here: https://newbooksnetwork.com/nancy-um-shipped-but-not-sold-material-culture-and-the-social-protocols-of-trade-during-yemens-age-of-coffee-u-hawaii-press-2017/