Work In Progress Series

Topographical History and Architectural History in Early Modernity

Kristoffer Neville, Ph.D. Professor of Art History

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 5:15pm in ARTS 333

This informal work-in-progress presentation explores some strands of early modern history writing, with a particular interest in the linkage of history and topography, the latter of which routinely encompassed architecture in the early modern period. After presenting the basic outline of my project, I will look at the ways that some prominent writers integrated topography into their historical work, and how topographers incorporated history into their work. In both cases, it contained the seeds of an architectural history that was more inclusive both geographically and chronologically than the more familiar antiquarian works, for example, which tended to emphasize antiquity and a limited number of ancient sites.

University of California Riverside
MA & PhD in Art History

Prospective Student Visiting Days:
Tuesday, November 19 & Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10am

Prospective MA and PhD applicants interested in the History of Art are invited to join us for a visiting day to learn more about our program:

  • Visit the History of Art department
  • Speak with faculty, advisors, and students
  • Learn about financial aid and funding opportunities
  • Have lunch on campus
  • Experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the California Museum of Photography

For more information visit or email

Art History Undergraduate Welcome 2019

Tuesday, October 22


INTS 111

RSVP by Wednesday, October 16 to

  • Meet other Art History majors
  • Meet Art History faculty
  • Academic Advisors Elaine Chacon and Erika Santoyo will be available to answer questions
  • Refreshments will be served

Global 19th Century Workshop

A one-day, interdisciplinary workshop organized around the themes of “Material Histories,” “Images and Others” and “Empires and Leisure” in the long nineteenth century.  Three invited and three local scholars will share precirculated works-in-progress, including Ali Behdad (UCLA), Will Mackintosh (University of Mary Washington), and Holly Shaffer (Brown University); and, from UCR, Heidi Brevik-Zender, Jonathan Eacott, and Fatima Quraishi.

Sponsored by The Center for Ideas and Society

Event Info:

Getty Research Institute – Library Open House for College & University Students, Faculty, and Librarians

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Getty Research Institute, Getty Center


The Getty Research Institute’s librarians and curators invite you and a guest to an open house at the Research Library.

Learn about available resources and view selections from the GRI’s collections, including the major art library

and special collections of rare books and unique research materials such as prints, photographs, architectural drawings,

artists’ sketchbooks, and the archives of architects, artists, critics, art dealers, art historians, and other scholars.


Please see invitation for further details.

Please R.S.V.P. to or call 310 440 7422.

Two New Faculty Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of Mexico and the Hispanic Americas (Circa 1500-1900)

Assistant Professor in East Asian Art History

Review of completed applications will begin December 13, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Positions begin July 1, 2020.

Visit Employment Opportunities for more information.