Newberry Seminar in European Art | Newberry

Newberry Seminar in European Art

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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 precirculated, enabling the seminar to be devoted to discussion.

The coordinators for the Seminar in European Art are: Diane Dillon, The Newberry Library; Suzanne Karr Schmidt, Newberry Library; Lia Markey, Newberry Library; and Walter Melion, Emory University.

The European Art Seminar Call for Proposals for 2019-2020 seminars is now CLOSED.

For further information, please contact Scholarly Seminars at the Newberry at scholarlyseminars@newberry.org.

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Past European Art Seminars

Upcoming Events

Friday, November 1, 2019
The First Italian Guide to Mapping the State: Book IV in Cosimo Bartoli’s Del modo di misurare (1564), Karen edis Barzman
Friday, December 13, 2019
Illegibility and Revelation in Moretto da Brescia’s Frescoes for a Bishop, Kirk Nickel
Friday, February 7, 2020
Lithic Images, Jacopo Ligozzi, and the Descrizione del Sacro Monte della Vernia (1612), Bronwen Wilson
Friday, May 22, 2020
Nothing is the Matter: Locating God in the Cosmic Void, Elina Gertsman