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, Istanbul. Her book Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul: The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:15pm ARTS Seminar Room 333 Sponsored by the Department of the History of Art

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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 will be teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor Winter 2018

Nina Macaraig received her doctorate in Islamic Art History from the University of Minnesota in 2005. From 2005 to 2017, she worked at Koç University, Istanbul, first as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, then as Instructor in the Department of History, and finally as faculty member in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, where she became Associate Professor in 2014. In 2010, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Kunsthistorische Institut in Florence, Italy. Fall 2015 she spent as Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, and in Spring 2016, she held a Getty Fellowship for her project on “Heavenly Fragrance from Earthly Censers: Conveying the Immaterial Through the Sensory Experience of Material Objects.”

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, content and mission, as they present themselves against the backdrop of the World Fair, the historical moment in time, and the material, visual and literary culture to which the capsule both appertains and testifies. Of particular interest will be the capsule’s “survival strategies,” that is to say, its material and logistic provisions made against the adversities of time and oblivion, as well as its “heterotopian” properties – properties that result from a culture’s attempt to picture itself from the viewpoint of its own extinction.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:10am in ARTS 333