Faculty Activities: Jeffrey Kirkwood at the IKKM

Ernst Mach, Schlieren photograph of shockwave, double-tipped bullet from Werndl rifle, 1890. Collection of the Deutsches Museum.

On December 16, Assistant Professor Jeffrey Kirkwood will present a talk at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM) at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. His talk, titled “Modal Materialism: The Technological Fact of Counterfactual Thinking,” is a presentation of the research project he is undertaking during his fellowship at the institute this fall, which examines the history of media technologies in the visualization of counterfactual, contingent, and possible states.

Graduate Activities: Frick Symposium Rehearsal

Please join us on Tuesday, December 13 at 1:30 pm in Fine Arts 209 for the annual Frick Symposium Rehearsal. Every fall the department receives an invitation to send a speaker to the Annual Symposium in the History of Art, held at the Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York in collaboration with the Frick Collection curatorial staff. The symposium is organized by the Graduate Student Organization of the IFA. Fourteen graduate programs in Art History in the region send a nominee to read a 15-minute paper. In general, the presentations are based on doctoral projects, although others have been developed from Masters theses, seminar papers, or other original research. The Symposium offers each participant the opportunity to represent his or her graduate program at a prestigious event as well as to gain valuable experience in constructing and delivering a major paper and, of course, to meet students, faculty, and museum professionals from leading regional institutions.

The speakers are all students in the graduate program of the Department of Art History at Binghamton University. A reception will follow in Fine Arts 218.


Çağatay Emre Doğan, “Re-imagining Istanbul in 1950s Turkey: Cityscapes and Urban Memory”

Addie Gordon, “A Canopy of Stars: Contemporary Representations and Transformations of Pilgrimage at the Galician Pavilion”

Debora Faccion, “The Materiality of Virtual Narratives in Antonio Dias’s Paintings: Avant-Garde, Anthropophagy, and Science Fiction”