Focused on the history of European art, from its origins through the nineteenth century, this seminar provides a forum for presenting current research, as well as a venue to bring together a diverse community of art historians for intellectual exchange, collegial conversation, and debate. We construe art history in broad terms, embracing painting, sculpture, graphic art, architecture, caricature, manuscript illumination, book arts, and material culture. Each year we invite papers that cross and challenge borders both within and outside the discipline; engage questions of methodology and ideology; examine dynamics between form and content; probe the categories of race, ethnicity, status, and gender; and reflect critically on the state and outlook of the field. Papers are pre-circulated, enabling the seminar to be devoted to discussion.
The coordinators for the Seminar in European Art are: Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Newberry Library; Lia Markey, Newberry Library; and Walter Melion, Emory University.
The European Art Seminar Call for Proposals for 2022-2023 seminars is now closed.
Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, some seminars may be postponed or held online. Please consult our website regularly for up-to-date information.
For further information, please contact Scholarly Seminars at the Newberry at email@example.com.
The European Art Seminar is sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.