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November 2017

Work In Progress Series – Dr. habil. Johannes Endres

November 30, 2017 @ 11:10 am - 12:30 pm
ARTS 333

The World of Tomorrow: The Westinghouse Time Capsule of Cupalloy (1939) Dr. habil. Johannes Endres, Professor of Art History The Westinghouse Time Capsule of Cupalloy was designed and deposited on occasion of the 1939 World Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. Deemed capable of resisting the effects of time for 5,000 years, the capsule aims to preserve an account of the “universal achievements” of the Western world for a distant future. My talk will discuss crucial aspects of its planning,…

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March 2018

Fatima Quraishi Lecture – Encounters in Sindh: Circuits of Mobility and Artistic Transmission at the Makli Necropolis

March 5 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
ARTS 333

Encounters in Sindh: Circuits of Mobility and Artistic Transmission at the Makli Necropolis
Fatima Quraishi, Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Fatima Quraishi is completing her dissertation at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Her dissertation, “Necropolis as Palimpsest: The Cemetary of Makli in Sindh, Pakistan”, traces the development of a modest Sufi shrine that grew to become a monumental funerary site. Her other interests include illustrated manuscripts produced in Kashmir in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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Nina Macaraig Lecture – Mortar, Brick and Pipes: Visiting the Construction Site of Mimar Sinan’s Iskender Pasha Hamam in Sixteenth-Century Istanbul

March 8 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
ARTS 333

Mortar, Brick and Pipes: Visiting the Construction Site of Mimar Sinan's Iskender Pasha Hamam in Sixteenth-Century Istanbul. Nina Macaraig, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Riverside Nina (Ergin) Macaraig specializes in Ottoman architectural history, in particular the “lesser” monuments within its canon, such as bath-houses and soup kitchens, as well as sensory aspects of the built environment, about which she has published extensively. From 2008 to 2017, she taught in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University,…

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Abbey Stockstill Lecture – The Mountains and the Red City: Identity in the Landscape of Almohad Marrakesh

March 12 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
ARTS 333

The Mountains and the Red City: Identity in the Landscape of Almohad Marrakesh

Abbey Stockstill Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University

Abbey Stockstill is completing her dissertation at Harvard University on The Mountains, the Mosque, and the Red City: Abd al-Mu’min and the Almohad Legacy of Marrakesh. Her interests place Marrakesh as a meeting point of the Mediterranean (both North Africa and Iberia) and Sub-Saharan Africa in the period 1000-1500, and incorporate a number of other interests, from performance and ceremonial to technological transmission.
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 5:15pm ARTS Seminar Room 333

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Peyvand Firouzeh Lecture – Devotion, Space, and Authority in Early Modern Iran and Deccan India

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ARTS 333

Devotion, Space, and Authority in Early Modern Iran and Deccan India Peyvand Firouzeh, Ph.D. Cambridge University Peyvand Firouzeh received her PhD from Cambridge University in 2016. Her work links early modern Persia and India, and aims to break down the traditional distinc-tion between the Islamic and the Indic. More specifically, she looks at Sufism as an element of elite patronage that transcended this larger region, revising a longstanding idea that Sufism was antithetical to elite political ideology. She is completing…

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April 2018

Art History At Work Lecture Series, Brooke Devenney Director of Individual Giving, MOCA

April 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
ARTS 333

Building Sustainable Careers: Lesser-Known Paths
Brooke Devenney Director of Individual Giving Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Brooke Devenney, Director of Individual Giving at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), will discuss how a Master of Arts in Art History at the University of California, Riverside has benefitted her as a fundraising professional in the arts. Her presentation will focus on her experiences working at the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and MOCA. As a lesser-known career path for art history students, fundraising can be a very rewarding way to combine a love of art history with a sustainable career in art museums.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 4:30pm in ARTS 333

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