2015-16 calendar

   Fall 2015
Fri Aug 21 Art History BACK TO SCHOOL BREAKFAST, 9:30 - 11 am, University Club
Fri Aug 21 USC Registration: Last day to register and settle without late fee for Session 001
Mon Aug 24 Fall Classes Begin in Session 001
  Aug 24 - 29 USC Registration: Late registration and change of program
Fri Aug 28 AHIS Language Exams  9 am to 12 pm; Von Kleinsmid Center (VKC) 379
Fri Aug 28 VSRI Welcome Back Celebration and Year Launch:  A film museum for LA!  Reception and talk by Kerry Brougher, Founding Director, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures;  2 - 4 pm;  Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240
Sat Aug 29 USC Roski Lecture: Rick Griffith, Design Director at MATTER;  2 - 4 pm; California African American Museum (CAAM);  http://roski.usc.edu/
  Sep 2 - Nov 21 USC Fisher Museum:  "Gyre:  The Plastic Ocean" ;  Museum hours Tues-Fri 12-5 pm, Sat 12-4 pm; http://fisher.usc.edu/
Wed Sep 2 VSRI:  Back-to-School Lunch, 12:30 - 2 pm, Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250
Sat Sep 5 USC Football Home Game (vs. Arkansas St)
Mon Sep 7 Labor Day Holiday
Tue Sep 8 USC Roski Lecture:  Mathias Danbolt, professor of Art History, University of Copenhagen; 6 - 8 pm; Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT); http://roski.usc.edu/
Wed Sep 9 VSRI: "Grief: The History of the World’s First Holocaust Liberation Photograph" (David Shneer) 3.30–5pm, location TBD
 Wed Sep 9 - Nov 18 USC Fisher Museum: Yoga with Fisher @ USC. Unwind; rejuvenate, and grow with free yoga in the museum, co-sponsored by USC Recreational Sports; weekly 11 - 11:50 am, doors open 10:50am
Wed Sep 9 USC Pacific Asia Museum:  Media Preview Event/Reception and exhibition walk-through for new exhibition, Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia; 6 - 8 pm USC PAM Courtyard; RSVP by Sep 8 to Nathalia.Moralis@pam.usc.edu
  Sep 11 - Jan 31 USC Pacific Asia Museum: Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramics from East Asia, major survey exhibition of internationally recognized contemporary Asian ceramic artists, also presented will be select examples of pre-modern ceramics from PAM's permanent collection which reveal the impact of traditional ceramics on contemporary Asian artists
Fri Sep 11 Getty Center "Power and Pathos" exhibit tour led by Ambra Spinelli, limited space - rsvp required to traceyma@usc.edu by Sep 7; 2:30 - 4 pm, Getty Center; exhibition closes Nov 1
Fri Sep 11 USC Registration: Deadline for purchasing or showing proof of health insurance
Fri Sep 11 USC Registration: Last day to drop a class without a mark of "W," except for Monday-only classes, and receive a refund for Session 001
Fri Sep 11 USC Registration: Last day to change enrollment option to Pass/No Pass or Audit for Session 001
Fri Sep 11 USC Registration:  Last day to purchase or waive tuition refund insurance for Session 001
Sat Sep 12 USC Football Home Game (vs. Idaho)
Tue Sep 15 USC Registration: Last day to drop a Monday-only class without a mark of "W" and receive a refund or change to Pass/No Pass or Audit for Session 001
Fri Sep 18 USC Fisher Museum:  Artist Chat: An Afternoon with Cynthia Minet, Los Angeles based Artist walkthrough of her exhibition "Beast of Burden," 1 - 2 pm
Fri Sep 18 Vision & Voices:  Experience LA:  Mojada:  A Media in Los Angeles; Depart USC 6 pm/return 11 pm; Getty Villa Malibu outdoor theater; must be USC student, advance registration required; visionsandvoices.usc.edu
Sat Sep 19 USC Football Home Game (vs. Stanford)
  Sep  21 - Oct  2 Visions & Voices:  Urban Visions: Art as Social Practice series: Exhibition of immersive and interactive media; organized by Holly Willis (Cinematic Arts) and Annette M. Kim (Public Policy); visionsandvoices.usc.edu;  School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), Gallery, Rm 120
Mon Sep 21 Visions & Voices: Hybrid Visions, Anxious Objects:  The Musical Instruments of Ken Butler; visionary composer and performer turns everyday things into musical instruments; sponsored by Karen Koblitz (Art and Design and Veronika Krauses (Music); 7:30 pm; Alfred Newman Recital Hall (AHF)
Sat Sep 26 Visions & Voices:  Urban Visions: Art as Social Practice series: Rick Lowe: Lecture and Workshop art practices and urban renewal; visionsandvoices.usc.edu;  2 pm; School of Cinematic Arts, Rms 108 and 120
Thu Sep 24 VSRI: USC-LACMA History of Photography Series - Why Paintings Could No Longer Be Pictures: The Onset of Photography Revisited;  Robin Kelsey, Harvard University and response by Jeannene Przyblyski, California Institute of the Arts; 7 - 9 pm; Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 233
Fri Sep 25 EMSI:  Long 18th Century Seminar Series: Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 1-2
Fri Sep 25 Grad Students:  Applications due re Fall/Spring Travel Funding Awards
Sat Sep 26 EMSI:  Early Modern British History Seminar Series:  Alexandra Shepard, University of Glasgow, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 3
Sun Sep 27 Visions & Voices:  Urban Visions Art as Social Practice series:  Explore Leimert Park; Rick Lowe will lead a walking tour of Leimert Park, the historic and present hub of African American arts and culture in LA, during its monthly art walk; visionsandvoices.usc.edu; 10am - 2 pm, Leimert Park
Tue Sep 29 USC Roski Lecture:  Faith Wilding, artist, writer, educator; 6 - 8 pm; Wong Auditorium, Harris Hall; http://roski.usc.edu/
Wed Sep 30 VSRI:  Decoding the Renaissance:  500 Years of Codes and Ciphers; Bill Sherman, Victoria & Albert Museum; co-sponsored by EMSI Visual and Material Culture Seminar; 12:30 - 2 pm; Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250
Wed Sep 30 USC Fisher Museum:  "Wasting":  A Special Polymathic Pizza with the Fisher Museum; join featured artist and professors in this informal undergraduate discussion about the artworks in Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, examin the consequences of our wasteful habits, and how we can come up with environmentally conscious solutions.  This special Polymathic Pizza is a collaborative event between the Fisher Museum and the USC Sidney Harman Academy of Polymathis Study; 5-7 pm
Fri Oct 2 USC Fisher Museum:  Fisher Concert Series presents Argus Quartet. Classical music in the museum surrounded by artworks of Gyre:  The Plastic Ocean, 2-4 pm
Sat Oct 3 EMSI:  American Origins Seminar Series  "The Townshend Brothers and Provincial Politicization" (Patrick Griffin, University of Notre Dame) 10:30 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 3
Sun Oct  4 Vision & Voices:  Experience LA: Los Angeles Philharmonic: Dudamel Conducts Beethoven's Symphony No 9; Depart USC 12:30/return 4:30 Walt Disney Concert Hall; must be USC student, advance registration required; visionsandvoices.usc.edu
Tue Oct 6 USC Roski Lecture:  José Luis Blondet, Curator of Special Initiatives, LACMA; 6 - 8 pm; Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
Wed Oct 7 VSRI:  A Thin Red Line:  The "Presence" of Prehistoric Pictoriality Whitney Davis, UC Berkeley; 12:30 - 2 pm, Social Sciences Buiding (SOS) 250
Wed Oct 7 Vision & Voices:  Experience LA: The Sound of Music stage production; Depart USC 6:30pm/return 11:30pm Ahmanson Theatre downtown LA; must be USC student, advance registration required; visionsandvoices.usc.edu
Thu Oct 8 - 9 Shapes of Knowledge Conference:  Keynote speaker: Erika Naginski, Professor of Architectural History, Harvard University ;  5 - 7:30 pm, Location:   Clockshop, 2806 Clearwater Street, LA CA 90039
Thu Oct 8 USC Football Home Game (vs. Washington)
Fri Oct 9 USC Registration: Last day to drop a course without a mark of "W" on the transcript
Fri Oct 9 USC Registration: Last day to change a Pass/No Pass course to letter grade
Sat Oct 10 VSRI:  Grant Writing Workshop, An interactive hands-on-workshop to help grad students prepare effective CVs and applications; 10am - 5 pm; Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250
Mon Oct 12 Visions & Voices:  "Earth's Waters:  Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans in Poetry and Music"; pianist Victoria Kirsch in collaboration with poet and USC professor Dana Gioia; 7 pm, USC Fisher Museum
Wed Oct  14 VSRI:  Dürer, Prints, and Knowledge; Susan Dackerman, Harvard Art Museums and Getty Research Institute; co-sponsored by EMSI Visual and Material Culture Seminar; 12:30 - 2 pm; Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250
Fri Oct 16 VSRI/Contemporary Seminar Series/AHIS:  Art, Technology, and Social Memory; Ina Blom, University of Oslo; 12 - 2 pm; Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250
Sat Oct 17 Contemporary Seminar Series tba (lunchtime or evening)
Tue Oct 20 VSRI: USC-LACMA History of Photography Series:  The Ephemeral Photograph:  From Salt Prints to Snapchat; Kate Palmer Albers, University of Arizona, with response by Ryan Linkof, LACMA; 7 - 9 pm; LACMA Study Center, Art of the Americas Building, Plaza Level, LACMA
Tues Oct 20 USC Roski Lecture:  Marin Blazevic, curator, performance and theatre studies scholar, dramaturge; 6 - 8 pm; Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT); http://roski.usc.edu/
Thu Oct 22 EMSI:  American Origins Seminar Series "Mesa of Sorrows:  Archaeology, Prophecy, and the Ghosts of Awat'ovi Pueblo" (James Brooks, UC Santa Barbara), 4 - 6 pm, SOS 250
Thu Oct 22 USC Fisher Museum:  Flix @ Fisher:  Waste Land (Trojan Family Weekend); Free screening of Waste Land with snacks and drinks, co-hosted by the Environmental Student Assembly; 6 pm,  Fisher Museum/Harris Hall Courtyard) 
Fri Oct 23 USC Fisher Museum:  Categorically Not! (Trojan Family Weekend); Presentation of a multidisciplinary approach to plastics and plasticity organized by science journalist and USC professor KC Cole and the Fisher Museum; 2:30 - 4 pm; USC Fisher Museum (HAR)
Sat Oct 24 USC Football Home Game (vs. Utah)
Sat Oct 24 USC Pacific Asia Museum:  Conversations@PAM: Contemporary Pakistan: Art, Life & Politics; Panel discussion with contemporary artist Imran Qureshi, 7 - 9 pm; USC Pacific Asia Museum; Included with museum admission
Mon Oct 26 AHIS:  Visiting lecturer "Frenchness for sale.  The example of Gorham Manufacturing Company (1889-1900)" Etienne Tornier, PhD candidate Universite Paris X Nanterre and University of Minnesota, 4 - 5 pm, location tbd
Mon Oct 26 Thesis/Dissertation: Checklist submission by 12 noon for Dec 16 conferral (Manuscript submission by Nov 2); http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/
Tue Oct 27 USC Roski Lecture:  Kara Keeling, Scholar of Critical, American and Ethnic Studies, USC; 6 - 8 pm; Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT); http://roski.usc.edu/
Wed Oct 28 VSRI:   "The Revolution Will Be Videotaped:  Making a Technology of Consciousness in the Long 1960s" Peter Collopy, Mellon Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Research Felow, USC; 12:30 - 2 pm, Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250
Wed Oct 28 USC Roski Lecture:  Adi Nes, Tel-Aviv-based photographer; 6 - 8 pm; Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT); http://roski.usc.edu/
Sat Oct 31 EMSI:  Early Modern British History Seminar Series:  Felicity Heal, University of Oxford, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 1-2
Sun Nov 1 Daylight Savings Time ends "Fall back"
Mon Nov 2 Thesis/Dissertation: Manuscript submission by 12 noon for Dec 16 conferral;   http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/
Sat Nov 7 USC Homecoming Football Game (vs. Arizona)
Tue Nov 10 USC Roski Lecture: Caroline Jones, curator and professor of art history, MIT; 6 - 8 pm; Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT) 
Fri Nov 13 USC Registration: Last day to drop a class with a mark of "W" for Session 001
Sat Nov 14 Vision & Voices:  Experience LA: Frank Gehry retrospective, featuring hundreds of drawings and models; Depart USC 10:30 am/return 2 pm LACMA; must be USC student, advance registration required; visionsandvoices.usc.edu
Mon Nov 16 VSRI and Contemporary Seminar Series:  "Postwar:  Art Between the Atlantic and Pacific, 1945-65," Katy Siegel, Hunter College; 5 - 7 pm, Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 235
Tue Nov 17 VSRI:  LACMA-USC History of Photography Series (Susan Laxton at USC)
Wed Nov 18 VSRI and EMSI: "Envisioning Cross-Cultural Knowledge:  Capuchin Images of Early Modern Kongo and Angola"  Cécile Fromont,  University of Chicago; 12.30–2pm, Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250
Wed Nov 18 EMSI Distinguished Lecture with Bear McCrary (to be confirmed)
  Nov 25 - 28 Thanksgiving Recess
Sat Nov 28 USC Football Home Game (vs. UCLA)
Tue Dec 1 Grad Admissions Application deadline for AHIS PhD program
Tue Dec 1 VSRI:  USC-LACMA History of Photography Series:  "Moholy's Doubt" Susan Laxton, UC Riverside with response by Carol S. Eliel, LACMA; 7 - 9  pm, Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 233
Tue Dec 1 USC Roski Lecture:  Ewa Tatar, Krakow-based art historian, critic, curator; 6 - 8 pm; Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT); http://roski.usc.edu/
Fri Dec 4 AHIS Holiday Party
Fri Dec 4 Classes end
  Dec 5 - 8 Study Days
  Dec7 - 22 Final Grade submission via Grading and Roster System (GRS) for Fall 2015 for session 001
  Dec 9 - 16 Final Examinations
  Dec17 - Jan 10 Winter Recess
     
     
   Spring 2016
  Jan 7 - 8 Open Registration
Mon Jan 11 Spring Classes Begin
Sat Jan 16 EMSI: Joint Session Seminar - American Origin and Early Modern British History   "Paper Pilgrims:  Letter Writing and Communication in the Early Modern British World"  (Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College and Lindsay O'Neill, USC)  10:30 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver 1-2
Mon Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Holiday
Thu Jan 21 Visions & Voices:  "I know You Are But What Am I?":  The Artists Behind Pee-Wee's Playhouse; visionsandvoices.usc.edu; organized by Christine Panushka (Animation and Digital Arts) and Henry Jenkins (Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts); 7 pm; The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108
Fri Jan 22 AHIS Language Exam, 9 am - 12 noon, VKC 379  (to be confirmed)
Sun Jan 24 Visions & Voices:  20/20 Accelerando:  A Performance by Lita Albunquerque; visionsandvoices.usc.edu; 4 pm; USC Fisher Museum (HAR)
Thu - Fri Jan 28 - 29 Visions & Voices:  Live Artists Live:  Performance Art and the Archive; organized by Amelia Jones and the USC Roski School of Art and Design; visionsandvoices.usc.edu; various times and locations 
Fri Jan 29 EMSI: Long 18th Century Seminar Series  "Reality and the Novel:  How the 19th and 20th Century Critical Creed of Realism Has Obscured What Was New in the New Novel of the Long Eighteenth Century" William Warner, UC Santa Barbara, 10am - 12 pm, Huntington Library Seaver Classroom 3
  Feb  2 - 6 CAA Meeting in Washington, DC
Mon Feb 6 EMSI: American Origin Seminar Series "American Exceptionalism:  A Talk with One of NPR's 'History Guys' " (Peter S. Onuf, University of Virginia) 10:30 am to 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 3
Fri Feb 12 2nd year students Field-of-Statement due
Mon Feb 15 Presidents' Day Holiday
Fri Feb 19 Contemporary Seminar Series  (lunchtime or evening)
Fri Feb 26 Visions & Voices:  Microlibraries in the Everywhere:  Part 1 Create a Tiny Library. Join an innovative walking tour to help create microlibraries that will be placed throughout campus in the spring led by Prof Lee Olvera of USC School of Architecture.  Sutdents can help craft the appearance, thematic focus and contents of the future microlibraries  (Part 2 Exibition Opening scheduled on April 5) ; 4 pm; Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Rm 240
Fri Mar 4 2nd year students: Annual Progress Report and Qualifying Paper due
Mon Mar 7 EMSI:  American Origin Seminar Series "A Calculating Atlantic:  Numbers and Moral Reckoning in the Slaveholding Atlantic World" (Caitlin C. Rosenthal, UC Berkeley); 4 - 6 pm; Social Sciences Building (SOS) 250
Sun Mar 13 Daylight Savings Time begins "Spring forward"
  Mar  14 - 19 Spring Recess
Fri Mar 25 Grad Students:  Applications due re Summer Travel Funding Awards
Fri Mar 25 Contemporary Seminar Series tba (lunchtime or evening)
Fri Mar 25 EMSI:  Long 18th Century:  Dena Goodman, University of Michigan, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 1-2
Fri Mar 25 Theses/Dissertation:  Checklist submission by 12 noon (Manuscript submission by April 1) for May 13 conferral; http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/
Sat Mar 26 EMSI: American Origin Seminar Series "Anticipating Emancipation:  Mixed-Race Elites and Jamaica's Transition to Freedon, 1813-1834" (Daniel Livesay, Claremont McKenna College), 10:30 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 3
Sat Mar 26 EMSI:  Early Modern British History Seminar Series:  Norman Jones, Utah State University and Adam Mosley, Swansea University, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 1-2
  End of March Applications to Grad School re Advanced Fellowships due
Fri Apr 1 Contemporary Seminar Series  (lunchtime or evening)
Tue Apr 5 Visions & Voices:  Microlibraries in the Everywhere:  Part 2 Exhibition Opening and Discussion, featuring a discussion with California State Librarian Greg Lucas, USC professor of architecture Lee Olvera,a dn the creators of ten new microlibraries; 4 pm; Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Rm 240
Fri Apr 15 Vision & Voices:  Experience LA: The Broad Museum; Depart USC 1:30 am/return 4:30 pm; must be USC student, advance registration required; visionsandvoices.usc.edu
Sat Apr 9 EMSI:  American Origin Seminar Series "John Rogers and His 'Crew":  Religious Dissent in Colonial New England" (Susan Lim, Biola University), 10:30 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 3
Sat Apr 9 EMSI:  Early Modern British History Seminar Series:  Amanda Herbert, Christopher Newport University, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 3
Fri Apr 29 EMSI:  Long 18th Century Seminar Series "Character's Theater"  Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois, Chicago, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 1-2
Fri Apr 29 Classes End
  Apr30 - May 3 Study Days
Mon May 2 Student assessment materials due
  May 4 - 11 Final Exams
  May 12 PhD Hooding Ceremony - Dornsife
Fri May 13 Commencement
Fri May 13 AHIS Commencement Reception
     
     
   Summer 2016
  May 16 - 17 Registration
Wed May 18 Summer Classes Begin
Mon May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
Wed Jun 24 Thesis/Dissertation:  Checklist submission by 12 noon (Manuscript submission by July 1) for Aug 11 conferral; http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/
Wed Jul 1 Thesis/Dissertation:  Manuscript submission by 12 noon for Aug 11 conferral);  http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/
Mon Jul 4 Independence Day Holiday
Tues Aug 9 Classes End
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