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 2019

January 31, 6:10 pm
Ani Kodzhabasheva
“Living in the 'Shatterzone of Empires.' Architecture in Sofia After the Last Russo-Ottoman War, ca. 1878–1900”

February 7, 6:10 pm (note different location: 930 Schermerhorn)
Nina Horisaki-Christens
“Japanese Video and the Problem of Public Space: Video as a Discourse Formed in Translation”

February 14, 6:10 pm
Natasha Marie Llorens
“Fieldwork Notes from Paris and Algiers: At the Crossroads of Curatorial and Art Historical Research”

February 21, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Cambridge-Columbia Symposium in Art History
Preview Session

Febraury 28, 6:10 pm
Mateusz Mayer
“George Romney's Portrait of David Hartley and the Principles of Civic Humanism (1783)”

March 7, 6:10 pm
Daria Melnikova, PhD
“Rescuing the Body in the Era of Image Politics: Hi Red Center's Performance Shelter Plan (1964)”

March 14, 6:10 pm
Steven Niedbala
“The Cell in the Garden: Prison Design in the Progressive Era”

March 28, 6:10 pm
Mikael Muehlbauer
“Inventing Late Antiquity in Medieval Ethiopia”

April 4, 6:10 (note different location: 930 Schermerhorn)
Ivana Dizdar
“Tanja Ostojić and Daniela Ortiz: From Celebration to Critique”

April 11, 6:10 pm - no Colloquium

April 18, 6:10 pm
Muge Arseven
“Reality and Representation: Depictions of Sacred Space in Greek Antiquity”

April 25, 6:10 pm
Lorenzo Vigotti
“Ilkhanid-Italian Relationship During the Trecento: Persian Medieval Prototypes for Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence”

May 2, 6:10 pm
Emma Le Pouésard
“The Body in the Tusk: An Ecocritical Study”

May 9, 6:10 pm
Professor Zeynep Çelik Alexander
“The Homogeneous Empiricism of Kew”

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