2015-16 Calendar

      Spring 2016  (73 Instructional Days)
Jan 7 - 8 Thu - Fri   Open Registration
Jan 13 Wed   AHIS Faculty Meeting, 9:30 am - 12 noon, VKC 379
Jan 11 Mon   Spring Classes Begin
Jan 16 Sat   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
Jan 18 Mon   Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Holiday
Jan 19 Tues   Roski Talk: Jennifer Doyle, "Life in the Iron Mills"/Death of the Artist, IFT, 6-8pm
Jan 21 Thu   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
Jan 24 Sun   Visions & Voices:  20/20 Accelerando:  A Performance by Lita Albunquerque; visionsandvoices.usc.edu; 4 pm; USC Fisher Museum (HAR)
Jan 26 Tues   USC-LACMA History of Photography Seminar: "Photopoetics at Tlatelolco", Samuel Steinberg, Doheny Library 241, 7-9pm
Jan 26 Tues   Roski Talk: Lynn Hershman Leeson, "Digital Liveness and the Terror of Immorality", HAR Wong Auditorium, 6-8pm
Jan 27 Wed   VSGC Lecture series: Sherry Velasco, SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
Jan 28 - 29 Thu - Fri   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 
Jan 29 Fri   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 Tues   Roski Talk: Hamza Walker, IFT, 6-8pm
Feb 2 - 6 Tue - Sat   CAA Meeting in Washington, DC
Feb 6 Mon   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
Feb 10 Wed   VSGC Lecture series: Ann Marie Yaisn, SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
Feb 10 Wed   AHIS Faculty Meeting, 9:30 am - 12 noon, VKC 379
Feb 12 Fri   2nd year students Field-of-Statement due
Feb 15 Mon   Presidents' Day Holiday
Feb 16-17 Tues   Roski Talk: Pawel Leszkowicz, "Queer Art Curating in Eastern Europe", IFT, 6-8pm
Feb 17 Wed   VSGC Lecture series: Scott Bukatmen, SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
Feb 19 Fri   Contemporary Seminar Series: Steve Nelson, "Structural Adjustment: Mapping, Geography, and the Visual Culture of Blackness", Leavey Library Auditorium, Room 17, 2-4pm
Feb 22 Mon   AHIS Tea, VKC 351, 1:30 pm
Feb 23 Tues   Roski Talk: Kathy High, "Interspecies Love and Other Stories", IFT,6-8pm
Feb 23 Tues   USC-LACMA History of Photography Seminar: "Flashing Lights and Soft Focus: Gordon Parks's Atmospheres of Color", LACMA Study Center, Art of the Americas Building, Plaza Level, 7-9pm
Feb 24 Wed   VSGC Lecture series: Julia Langbein, SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
Feb 26 Fri   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
March 1 Tues   Roski Talk: Kori Newkirk, IFT, 6-8pm
March 2 Wed   VSRI Event: Distinguished Lecture, "Picasso and the Fall of Icarus", T.J. Clark, SOS 250, 12:30pm 
March 2 Wed   AHIS Faculty Meeting, 9:30 am - 12 noon, VKC 379
March 4 Fri    Pawel Leszkowicz, USC Institute for the Humanities on queer rights in Eastern Europe
March 7 Mon   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
March 9 Wed   VSRI Event: Distinguished lecture, "Rosmarie Trockel: Feminism and Fashion in 1980s Cologne", Anne M. Wagner, SOS 250, 12:30 pm
March 14 - 19 Mon - Sat   Spring Recess
March 22 Tues   Roski Talk: Edgar Arceneauz and Mark Greenfield, "Greenfield and Arceneaux on Mud and Good Intentions", HAR Wong Auditorium, 6-8pm
March 23 Wed   VSGC Lecture series: Keith Harris, SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
March 25 Fri   Contemporary Seminar Series  (lunchtime or evening)
March 25 Fri   EMSI:  Long 18th Century:  Dena Goodman, University of Michigan, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 1-2
March 25 Fri   Theses/Dissertation:  Checklist submission by 12 noon (Manuscript submission by April 1) for May 13 conferral; http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/
March 26 Sat   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
March 26 Sat   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
March 29 Tues   Roski Talk: Sabela Grimes, IFT, 6-8pm
March 30 Wed   VSGC Lecture series:  Morgan Labar , SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
April 1 Fri   Contemporary Seminar Series : Anne Ellegood, "Retrospective as Exhibition Methodology: A Case Study of Jimmie Durham", SOS 250, 12-2pm
April 4 Mon   VSRI Event: Panel discussion, "Decolonizing the Museum", Bridget R. Cooks, Christine Y. Kim, Macarena Gomez-Barris, SOS 250, 5-7pm
April 5 Tue   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
April 6 Wed   AHIS Faculty Meeting, 9:30 am - 12 noon, VKC 379
April 6     VSGC Lecture series: Eric jaronsinski, SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
April 9 Sat   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
April 9 Sat   EMSI:  Early Modern British History Seminar Series:  Amanda Herbert, Christopher Newport University, 10 am - 12 pm, Huntington Library, Seaver Classroom 3
April 11     Pawel Leszkowicz, Seminar on feminist art in Eastern Europe at the USC Center for Feminist Research.
April 12 Tues   USC-LACMA History of Photography Seminar: Symposium "Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium"
April 13 Wed   VSRI Event: Anne Friedberg Memorial Lecture, "American Negro Female, Oscar Wilde: The Archaeology of a Photograph", Robin Lewis, SOS 250, 12:30-2pm
April 14 Thurs   Scott Allan talk, Art History Student Association, SOS 250, 12-2pm
April 14 Thurs   Career Panel, Art History Student Association, LVL 17, 4:30-6pm
April 15 Fri   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
April 19 Tues   Roski Talk: Mary Kelly, HAR Wong Auditorium, 6-8pm
April 20 Wed   VSGC Lecture series: Gregory Williams, SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
April 26 Tues   Curating an Exhibition, Scott Allan, Art History Student Association, LVL 17, 2-4pm
April 27 Wed   VSGC Lecture series: David robbins, SOS 250, 12:30 pm - 2pm
April 29 Fri   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
April 29 Fri   Classes End
April 30 - May 3 Sat - Tues   Study Days
May 3 Tues   Student Thesis Presentation, LVL 16, 3:00  pm - 5:30 pm
May 4 Wed   AHIS Faculty Meeting, 9:30 am - 12 noon, VKC 379
May 4 - 11 Wed - Wed   Final Exams
May 11  Wed   AHIS Faculty Meeting, 9:30 am - 12 noon, VKC 379 -[per Ann Marie & note from 2014-15 calendar - there was a meeting on May 13 that extended into the afternoon and included Graduate Review - no other faculty meeting was scheduled in May]
May 12  Thur   PhD Hooding Ceremony - Dornsife
May 13 Fri   Commencement
May 13 Fri   AHIS Commencement Reception
       
      Summer 2016   (58 Instructional Days)
May 16 - 17 Mon - Tues   Registration
May 18 Wed   Summer Classes Begin
May 30 Mon   Memorial Day Holiday
June 24 Wed   Thesis/Dissertation:  Checklist submission by 12 noon (Manuscript submission by July 1) for Aug 11 conferral; http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/
July 1 Wed   Thesis/Dissertation:  Manuscript submission by 12 noon for Aug 11 conferral); http://www.usc.edu/schools/GraduateSchool/
July 4 Mon   Independence Day Holiday
August 9 Tues   Classes End