Events

2019-2020 Theme: “Migrancy & Displacement”

This year-long theme brings together a complex set of topics that range from the political and social to the literary and artistic, asking who has access to movement, which objects and ideas travel, and how networks of displacement can simultaneously grant and deny access. Both migrancy and displacement are indelibly inscribed within both material and immaterial borders, contributing to what Edward Said has termed “a discontinuous state of being.” With these terms, the lectures, workshops, and exhibition that we have planned, will focus on a wide variety of approaches to how art, objects, people and ideas travel and connect, and/or impede and obstruct networks.

Please join us for our exciting program of lectures, artist talks, and workshops!

Shimon Attie

Night Watch (Mikaela with Liberty), 20’ wide LED screen on barge, Hudson River, 30”X45”/48″X72″ Lambda Photograph, Shimon Attie, 2018, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Public Lecture:

“Stateless Views of Global Migration”

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building L150
5:00 PM

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Workshop:
Friday, September 27, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
University Club, Room 212
Institute for Research in the Humanities Seminar Room
*To attend the workshop, please RSVP to cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu

Antonio Urquízar Herrera

Hernando de Esturmio, Saints Justa and Rufina, Painting from the chapel of the Evangelists from the Cathedral of Seville, 1555.

Public Lecture:

“The Memory of Islamic Monuments in
Early Modern Spanish Identity”

Monday, September 30, 2019
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building L140
5:00 PM

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Workshop:

“On the Limits of Magnificence”

Monday, September 30, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 PM
University Club Room 212
Institute for Research in the Humanities Seminar Room
*To attend the workshop, please RSVP to cvc@mailplus.wisc.edu

Heghnar Watenpaugh

Canon Tables Zeytun Gospels Getty fol. 6

Public Lecture:

“The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice”

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building L150
5:00 PM

Lea Stirling

Aerial view of the Villa of Séviac (France). Photograph: medieval.eu

Public Lecture:

“Travelling Statuettes and Travelling Aristocrats?  Networks of Acquisition in the Statuary Collection at the Late Antique Villa at Séviac (France)”

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Conrad A. Elvehjem Building L150
5:00 PM

Affiliate Events

Lemi Ghariokwu

Africa at Noon: A Dynasty of Album Cover Arts

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
12:00 – 1:00 PM
206 Ingraham Hall