Faculty Activities: John Tagg in Mexico City


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On September 24, Distinguished Professor of Art History John Tagg delivered the closing plenary lecture at an international colloquium on Imágenes: Dispositivos, producción y crítica, held at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, under the auspices of the Cátedra Extraordinaria Olivier Debroise, the Instituto Francés de América Latina (IFAL) and the Centro de la Imagen-CONACULTA. The following day, he conducted a related seminar on archives and counter-archives at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas of UNAM. The proceedings of the conference are scheduled for publication and both conference and seminar can shortly be viewed on MUAC’s Campus Expandido website.

Luisa Casella at the Johnson Museum of Art

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Make a note: September 24 at 5:15 PM, Wing Lecture Room, Johnson Museum of Art––a lecture on “Caring for Photographs” will be given by photographs conservator, Luisa Casella,  in association with the photographic exhibition, “The City: Works From The Collection,” at the Johnson Museum of Art on Cornell University campus. The exhibition, culled from the permanent  collection, will take a look at how photographers have responded to the urban environment  in the last century.

Lecture in memory of Barbara Abou-El-Haj: Jerrilynn Dodds, Sarah Lawrence College

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Please join us for a lecture in memory of Barbara Abou-El-Haj (1943-2015), celebrating thirty years of teaching and mentorship at Binghamton University and her ground-breaking contributions to the field of art history.

“Hunting in the Borderlands: Lessons Learned from Barbara Abou-El-Haj”
By Jerrilynn Dodds, Faculty of Art History, Sarah Lawrence College
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4:30 pm
FA 258

Followed by a reception at the University Art Museum. This event is open to the public.
Sponsored by VizCult, the Harpur College Dean’s Speaker Series organized by the Department of Art History, the Department of History, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Fernand Braudel Center, and the Harpur College Dean’s Office.

Faculty Activities: Karen Barzman in Venice

On September 17, Associate Professor Karen-edis Barzman will deliver a talk titled “Maps in the Early Modern Archive:  A Genealogy of Portable, Display-Based Devices in Data Management and Communications” at the conference Bridges and Boundaries: Theories, Concepts, and Sources in Communication History, organized by the Communication History Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).  The conference is co-sponsored by the Centre for Early Modern Mapping, News and Networks at Queen Mary University of London and runs from September 16-18 at various venues throughout Venice.