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Lecture Series 2018-2019

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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.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
101 Recitation Hall

Vimalin Rujivacharakul
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Delaware

Finding Hōryūji in Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
101 Recitation Hall


Norman Vorano
Assistant Professor and Queen's Scholar, Department of Art History and Art Conservation, Queen's University

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.
101 Recitation Hall

Andrés Zervigón
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Rutgers University

The Camera Lens: Fully Visible Yet Transparent

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
127 Memorial Hall


Chitra Ramalingam
Assistant Curator of Photography, Yale Center for British Art

Fixing and Fading: Decay, Degeneration and Loss in the Archive of Early Photography

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 5:00 p.m.
211 Old College Hall

Graduate Student Research Presentations

Moderated by Vimalin Rujivacharakul
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Delaware

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
127 Memorial Hall

Carol Armstrong
Professor, Department of the History of Art, Yale University

Medium, Matrix, Materiality: A Feminist Perspective

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
127 Memorial Hall


Dorothy Moss
Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery

Active Absence, The Obama Portraits, and the National Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. 
101 Recitation Hall

Christina Maranci
Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Professor of Armenian Art and Architecture, Department of Art History, Tufts University

Adventures in Armenian Art

All programs are free and open to the public.

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, To request disability accommodations, please call (302) 831-8415 at least 10 business days in advance of the event.

Funding for the 2018-2019 lecture series is generously provided by the Department of Anthropology, Department of Art Conservation, Department of Art History, Center for Global and Area Studies, Center for Material Culture Studies, Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Department of English, Department of Asian Studies, Hagley Program in the History of Capitalism, Technology, and Culture, Department of History, Professional & Continuing Studies on behalf of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the University of Delaware Special Collections and 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. Allen for his sponsorship of the Wayne Craven Lecture.

This lecture series is organized by the 2018-2019 graduate student lecture series committee: Meghan Angelos and Danielle Canter (co-chairs), Dorothy Fisher, Natalie Giguere, Jordan Hillman, Gabriella Johnson, Julia Katz, Kristen Nassif, Rebeccah Swerdlow, and Zoe Wray. The faculty advisor for the lecture series is Dr. Jason Hill.


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

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