Bettman Lecture Series

Inaugurated in 2004, the Bettman Series is an annual program of monthly lectures in art history sponsored by the Department of Art History and Archaeology. Endowed with a bequest from Linda Bettman, a former graduate student of the department, the lectures are named in her honor.

The events will take place as live webinars at the customary time of 6:15 pm ET (New York), except for the lecture given by Dr. Temi Odumosu, who will be presenting from Malmö, Sweden at 12:15 pm ET (New York). The format of lectures in March may change depending on the status of restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

Bettman webinars are open to the public, but only registered attendees will be able to access the event. Links to register for each talk will be posted below; after filling out a short form, you will receive a link via email enabling you to participate as an attendee.

The Bettman series is coordinated by two graduate students, serving on a committee with two faculty members, who act in an advisory role. These are volunteer positions designed to foster community and intellectual engagement within the department. The series is intended to be a student-run initiative and the selection of student members is in the hands of the serving graduate students. (For information on how to become a Bettman series coordinator, please see here.)

Fall 2020

October 19th
Pamela M. Lee
Yale University
“Lying in the Gallery”
Register here

November 9th
Timothy Hyde
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“The Building Site, Redux”
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Spring 2021

* Registration links for spring talks will be posted in January

February 2nd
Temi Odumosu
Malmö University
“Refusing Subjects: Ethical Lessons from Colonial Images”
Register here

March 15th
Chika Okeke-Agulu
Princeton University
"On Restitution and the Art Industry"
Register here

March 29th
Mary Roberts
University of Sydney
“Benjamin, Poe and the Rank Orient of the Nineteenth-Century Interior”
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Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

Fall 2008 – Spring 2009

Fall 2007 – Spring 2008

Fall 2006 – Spring 2007

Fall 2005 – Spring 2006

Fall 2004 – Spring 2005