Bettman Lecture Series

Inaugurated in 2004, the Bettman Lectures are 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.

All events are held in room 612 of Schermerhorn Hall at 6PM.

Fall 2018


October 1
Nancy Steinhardt
University of Pennsylvania
"Shoroon Bumbagar"

November 19
Steven Nelson
UCLA
"Learning from Johannesburg: Moshekwa Langa’s Maps of Desire"

November 26
Clara Bargellini
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
"Samuel Stradanus: How Engraving Began in the New World"

Spring 2018


February 18
Charmaine Nelson
McGill University
"Enslaved Black Females in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Portraiture and Fugitive Slave Advertisements"

March 11
Christine Mehring
University of Chicago
"Material Matters"

April 8
Valentin Groebner
Universität Luzern
"Visualizing the Absence of Dirty Things. Images of Purity, medieval and modern"

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