Columbia Art History Graduate Colloquium

The departmental community is invited to submit presentation proposals for the Art History Graduate Colloquium's spring series. We are actively searching for participants across all geographic and historical subfields and from all members of the post-undergraduate community (Master's and PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members). The Colloquium is a great opportunity to present work in progress and gain feedback from peers and faculty in the program.

The setting is informal, with your 20-30 minute presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. It's the perfect forum to test run a paper you're developing into a larger project such as an article, dissertation chapter, or conference talk. If you would like to submit a proposal or have further questions, please e-mail us at

Note that the Colloquium is open only to affiliates of the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and their guests.

All events are held in room 832 of Schermerhorn Hall unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2020

January 30, 6:30pm
Ashley Williams
"Fascism, the Body, and Art Deco at Rockefeller Center’s Palazzo d’Italia"

February 6, 6:30pm
Yeongik Seo
“Context of Directions: A Reconsideration on The Bodhisattva Fugen and Attendants from the Freer Gallery of Art”

February 13, 6:30pm
Professor Michael Waters
“Rethinking Reproduction: Copying and the Renaissance Architectural Print”

February 20, 6:30pm
Brian Wallace van Oppen
"Radiant Spectacle: Etruscan Candelabra and the Presentation of the Performing Body."

February 27, 6:30pm
Meng-Hsuan Lee
"Re-producing Colonial Modernity: Official Photo Album of the 1935 Taiwan Colonial Exposition."

March 5, 6:30pm
Rachel Hutcheson
“The Natural Color Event in Nineteenth Century Photography”

Colloquium presentations for the remainder of the semester have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010