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/
DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY
In the interest of protecting the well-being of faculty and students — and following guidance from university administration in light of the progression of COVID-19 — VizCult talks for the remainder of the semester have been canceled. We look forward to programming an exciting schedule for AY 2020 / 2021.
The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that on Friday May 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
in the Art History Commons, FA 218, Rotem Rozental (BA, Tel Aviv University, 2007; MA, Tel Aviv University, 2012) and candidate for the doctoral degree in art history will defend her dissertation PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES, NATIONALISM AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE JEWISH STATE, 1903–1948 before a committee composed of Professors John Tagg (Chair), Kevin Hatch, Tom McDonough, Pamela Smart and Randy Friedman (Department of Judaic Studies and the Center for Israel Studies), Outside Examiner.
Dissertation defenses in the Department of Art History are important moments in our academic life and are by definition public events, open to all. We look forward to a lively, instructive and informative discussion and invite you all to attend.
On Friday, April 5, PhD candidate Jason Joonsoo Park presented his paper “Preserving the Environment: Alan Sonfist’s Time Landscape” at the IFA/Frick Symposium on the History of Art. Every year, the department receives an invitation to send a speaker to the annual symposium, held jointly at the Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. Fourteen graduate programs in Art History in the region send a nominee to the event. The symposium offers each participant the opportunity to represent his or her graduate program at a prestigious event, gain valuable experience in constructing and delivering a major paper, and meet students, faculty, and museum professionals from leading regional institutions.
The Spring 2019 issue of American Art features Kevin Hatch’s essay “THINKING OF YOU: Bruce Conner’s Epistolary Practice.” Full text of the article is available on the University of Chicago Press’s website:
Nancy Um’s article, “Nested Containers for Maritime Journeys: Tools of Aromatic Diplomacy around the Late Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century Indian Ocean,” recently appeared in West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture 25:2 (Fall/Winter 2018): 199-223.
Post content: In June 2018, Nancy Um will join 15 other participants in the CUNY Digital Humanities Research Institute, a ten-day residential workshop supported by the NEH and focused on expanding communities of digital humanities practice. More information on the CUNY DHRI can be found here: http://dhinstitutes.org/about.html