Monday at CEMERS: Annabel Wharton


The Harpur College Dean’s Workshop


Annabel Jane Wharton

William B. Hamilton Professor of Art History

Duke University

Francesco Hayez, Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem, 1867.

The Violence of Heights: Jerusalem’s Zions

Monday, September 24

3:00  LN 1106

Social elites exert their authority by monumentalizing prominent urban positions with institutions that represent their power—religious, economic, governmental. Heights or centers of cities generate monumental totems. Because of their close association with authority, such heights are dangerous places. No city exemplifies the totemic violence of heights better than Jerusalem—one of the world’s oldest continuously occupied, politically contested and religiously contentious sites.

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