Annual UBC Art History Graduate Symposia

  • 38th Annual UBC AHVA Graduate Symposium: Le(s) Temps

    March 13th,  2015

    Symposium runs March 13 – 14th, 2015 Keynote: T.J. Demos (Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz) Friday, March 13 10:00am: Opening Remarks 10:30am: Morning Session Hye-Shim Yi (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) Solid, But Not Bounded: Garden Rocks in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) China Natalie Massong...


  • 37th Annual UBC Art History Graduate Symposium: Shifting Pedagogies

    March 14th,  2014

    37th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium runs March 14 – 15, 2014 Keynote Judith Rodenbeck (Sarah Lawrence College) Friday, March 14 1:00pm: Coffee 1:30pm: Opening Remarks 2:00pm: Panel I Allan Doyle (PhD, Princeton University) Rumble à Roma: Quatremère de Quincy, Horace Vernet, and the Question of Pedagogy at the French...


  • 36th Annual UBC Art History Graduate Symposium; EYES on PROTEST: Contestation and Visuality

    March 8th,  2013

    March 8 – 9, 2013 Keynote Speaker: Joshua Clover (UC Davis) In the past two years there has been a substantial rise in the visibility of protest movements, often specifically local in their demands yet global in their implications and consequences. From the ongoing social uprisings addressing democracy in the...


  • The 35th Annual UBC Art History Graduate Symposium: The Unseen

    March 30th,  2012

    Friday, March 30th, 2012 10:30– 10:45: Opening Remarks Panel I: 10:45 – 11:30: Chris Jones (University of Florida), “’Walk into the View’: Rephotography as Art Practice 1975-2010″ 11:30 – 12:15: Frances Cullen (University of Alberta), “Stillness in Motion: Alex Prager’s Despair and the Reassessment of Cinematic Time” 12:15 – 1:15:...


  • 30th annual University of British Columbia Art History Visual Art, and Theory Graduate Symposium: Contemporary Histories – Intersecting Pasts and Futures

    February 25th,  2011

    February 25th and 26th, 2011. As Hal Foster has noted in a recent questionnaire on the subject, contemporaneity, while not a new term, has at our present moment assumed a relevance as insistent as it is diverse. Encompassing a wide array of concerns including the ambitions and anxieties of the...


  • 5th Annual Art History Undergraduate Symposium

    March 27th,  2009

    2009 marks the 5th anniversary of the UBC Art History Undergraduate Symposium. This year’s Symposium will feature presentations from seven current undergraduate students studying Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.  All student papers offer diverse methods of engaging with visual culture and are representative...


  • 28th Art History Graduate Symposium – “Material Affinities: Intersections that Matter” Day 2

    February 8th,  2009

    Date: February 08, 2009 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Room 102 – 6333 Memorial Blvd. Lasserre building The 28th Annual UBC Art History Graduate Symposium continues … February 8 Sunday Keynote 11:00 – 12:00pm Dr. Jeffrey Derksen SFU, English Department “Yesterday’s Euphorias: The Temporality of Cultural Critique” Lunch 12:15 – 1:00pm...


  • 28th Art History Graduate Symposium – “Material Affinities: Intersections that Matter” Day 1

    February 7th,  2009

    The 28th Annual UBC Art History Graduate Student Symposium starts today Opening Reception February 7th, 5:30pm The theme of this year’s conference investigates the notion of materiality as a methodological approach to artistic and cultural production. Materiality is a theoretically and philosophically embedded concept which can describe the substance or...


  • 27th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium – “Obsolete Concepts: Formative Lingerings” – Day 2

    March 29th,  2008

    Hosted by the graduate students of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. Obsolete Concepts: Formative Lingerings is a 2-day symposium held on 28-29 March 2008 and hosted by the graduate students of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia....


  • 27th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium – “Obsolete Concepts: Formative Lingerings” – Day 1

    March 28th,  2008

    … bringing students from art history and the visual arts together with students in other humanities departments to foster cross-disciplinary discussion and debate. Obsolete Concepts: Formative Lingerings is a 2-day symposium held on 28-29 March 2008 and hosted by the graduate students of the Department of Art History, Visual Art...


  • 26th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium: Neither Here Nor There: The Dissemination of National Imaginings

    March 23rd,  2007

    The 26th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium. Friday March 23, 2007 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Lasserre 102 Saturday March 24, 2007 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM in Lasserre 104 The keynote speaker is on Friday evening and we are pleased to have Dr. Leslie Dawn, Associate Professor...


  • 24th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 11th,  2005

    Excess and Impoverishment – The shifting states of economic, ethical, and visual balances are written across bodies, space, and time telling a tale of extremes. The ever constant realities of imbalance (whether it be political, eco Key Note: Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby University of California, Berkeley “The Statue of Liberty, More...


  • 20th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 10th,  2001

    déjà vu all over again: the image in revision Nimmi Rangaswamy, Ph.D. Candidate, Bombay University Assistant-editor. The Economic and Political Weekly “Inventing History: Mass Culture and the Dravidian Movement” Cindy Stelmackowich, Ph.D. Student, State University of New York, “The Body in the Theatre of Desire: Re-presenting Science in the Space...


  • 19th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 2nd,  2000

    Intersection: Object, Display, Audience Salono Mathur Keynote Speaker University of Michigan “Decolonizing the Art Object” Jennifer Marshal UCLA “A Tradition of Modernism, A Taste for Modernity: Holger Cahill’s Display of Folk Art at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1932-33” Namiko Kunimoto University of British Columbia “Body Topography: Visitor...


  • 17th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 7th,  1998

    Seducing the Moment: Nostalgia and the Politics of Making History Monika Kin Gagnon, Keynote Speaker Simon Fraser University, Communications, “Disney’s Pocahontas as Bodyscape” Irene Fatsea, MIT, Architectural History, “Panorama or a work of Art? The Archaelogical View of the Nineteenth-Century Athens in the Service of the Nationalistic Politics of the...


  • 16th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 1st,  1997

    Critical Chaos – The Positioning of Visual Culture Within Art History William MacGregor, Keynote Speaker, Killiam Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fine Arts, UBC Lynn Ruscheinsky, University of British Columbia, “Ballgowns and buckskins: sex, the Body and the Making of a Mohawk Princess” Sarah Louise Schrank, University of California San Diego,...


  • 15th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 16th,  1996

    Isabel Balzer, Northwestern University, ” ‘Dem eisen Gesetzgeber, dem vater des Vaterlandes’: Prussian Art Politics and Ideology of the Jubiläums-Kynstausstellung 1886 in Berlin” Colette Apelian, University of California Los Angeles, “The Moroccan City of Fez as a Museum” Browen Wilson, Northwestern University, ” ‘Il bel sesso e l’austero senato’: The...


  • 14th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 11th,  1995

    Nancy Cuthbert, University of British Columbia, “Constable’s Wiltshire: Ancient Ruins and the Modern Nation” Alice Jim, Concordia University, “Surface Readings of Postcolonial Bodies” Calvin Taplay, University of British Columbia, “Homo Mexicanus, the Forgotten Man and the State: Conflicts Surrounding Paul Strand’s Representations of Mexican Peasantry” Helen Delacretaz, University of British...


  • 13th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 19th,  1994

    Sandra Seekins University of British Columbia, “Body as Opportunity: Female Flesh and Body Incarnate in Sebastiano del Piobo’s The Martyrdom of St. Agatha” Richard E. Meyer University of British Columbia, “Defiant Desires: Self-Portraiture and Sexual Identity from Paul Cadmus to Robert Mapplethorpe?” Joung Yoon Lym University of British Columbia, “Toward...


  • 12th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 20th,  1993

    Grant Arnold, University of British Columbia, “Ciphers of Sexuality: Prudence Heward’s Hester and Nordicity in the Canadian Landscape” Amelia Rauser, Northwestern University, “‘O English Liberty!: A Crisis in National Ideology and the War with the American Colonies” Lynn Ruscheinsky, University of British Columbia, “Re-Visioning the past: Incidents of Travel in...


  • 09th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 17th,  1990

    Robert Ballantyne, University of British Columbia, “Culture, Politics and the body in Native Representation” Louise A. Hitchcock, University of California, Los Angeles, “The Bronze Age Minoan Megastructure at Kato Zakro, crete: Reconsidering the Form = Function Metaphor” Robert Haywood, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, “Art in the Service of the...


  • 06th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium

    April 22nd,  1987

    A Modern Day Victor Samerjian, “Reception of Surrealism in New York: 1948-1955” Robert Lindsay, “Wilfredo Lam: Painter of Negritude” Andrea Thomsett, “Charles Estienne’s Critical Discourse and the Search for Revolt” Allan Langdale, “Picasso and the ‘Corrida’ Images of the 1950’s” Julia Browne, “Picasso’s Ceramics: The Past Tradition” Alexander Alberro, “Calling...


  • Art History Graduate Symposium

    March 28th,  1981

    Judith Ince, University of British Columbia, “The Vocabularly of Freedom and the Montreal Avant-Garde in 1948” Masako Watanabe, University of British Columbia,“Catfish and Gourd painted by Josetsu: an Investigation of Stylistic Properties and Their Implications” James Lovejoy, University of British Columbia, “Tlingit Shaman’s Charms: Meditation of Opposites in the Curing...