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Lecture Series 2017-2018

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Transcending Temporalities: Explorations in Art History
Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion


Every year a committee comprised of graduate students and one faculty member organizes a yearlong series of lectures by prominent scholars, curators, and visual artists on various topics in art history.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.

101 Recitation Hall

H. Perry Chapman

Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Art History, University of Delaware

"It is no Herezy to outlymn Apelles": Rivalry Around Rembrandt and Vermeer

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.

006 Willard Hall Education Building

Sara Hume

Curator and Associate Professor, University Museum and Department of Art History, Kent State University

Women and Fashion in the Great War

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.

205 Kirkbride Lecture Hall

Carolina Mangone

Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

An Early Christian Michelangelo?

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.

101 Recitation Hall


Alexandra Munroe

Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Guggenheim Museum, New York

The State of the Field: A Short History of Global Art

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.

Location TBA


Norman Vorano

Assistant Professor and Queen’s National Scholar, Department of Art History and Art Conservation, Queen’s University

Between Chacmool and Gerard Sekoto: James Houston’s Inuit Modernism in the 1940s

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Jennifer Raab

Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Yale University

The Photographic Relic

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Graduate Student Research Presentations

Moderated by Jessica L. Horton

Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, University of Delaware

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.

Location TBA

Matthew Canepa

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

Crafting the Spatial Cosmologies of the Iranian Expanse: Transforming Ancient Iranian Identity through Landscape, and the Built Environment

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.

Location TBA


Russell Lord

Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, Prints, and Drawings, New Orleans Museum of Art

Looking Again: Photography’s Many Histories

All programs are free and open to the public.

Please register at​vents. For more information and locations please contact the Department of Art History, University of Delaware, 318 Old College, Newark, DE 19716-2516, phone (302) 831-8415, or our website,, or on our Facebook group University of Delaware Friends of Art History. To request disability accommodations, please call (302) 831-8415 at least 10 business days in advance of the event.

Funding for the 2017-2018 lecture series is generously provided by the Department of Anthropology, Department of Art Conservation, Department of Art History, Department of Asian Studies, Center for Global and Area Studies, Center for Material Culture Studies, the Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events, Department of English, Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology & Culture, Department of Islamic Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Professional & Continuing Studies on behalf of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the University Museums, Department of Women and Gender Studies. Special thanks to Carol A. Nigro (Ph.D. 2009) and Charles Isaacs for their sponsorship of the William I. Homer Lecture and to Mr. William C. Allan for his sponsorship of the Wayne Craven Lecture. 

This lecture series is organized by the 2017-2018 graduate student lecture series committee: Gabriella Johnson and Kristen Nassif (co-chairs), Christine Bachman, Anne Cross, Dorothy Fisher, Jordan Hillman, Bridget Killian, Kiersten Mounce, Emily Shartrand, Victoria Sunnergren, Zoe Weldon-Yochim. The faculty advisor for the lecture series is Dr. Jessica Horton.

All events are part of the Department of Art History, University of Delaware.

Photo: Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, 1880s, photogravures, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Rogers Fund, transferred from the Library, 1991.1135.11.

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  • Department of Art History
  • University of Delaware
  • 318 Old College
  • Newark, DE 19716 USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8415