Objects in Motion

Saturday, May 11, 2013

  • 8:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries

    9:30–11:00 a.m. Session 4
    Moderator: Charlene Villaseñor Black, Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

    "From the Rue Saint-Jacques to the Paraguayan Outback: The Itinerant lives of Rococo Decorative Prints in Eighteenth-Century South America"
    Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Professor of Art History and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada

    "Monumentality in Motion: A Mughal Audience Tent in Late Eighteenth-Century Jodhpur"
    Zirwat Chowdhury, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

    11:00–11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

    11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Session 5
    Moderator: Polly Roberts, Professor of World Arts and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles

    "Porcelain Objects and Mercantile Aesthetics: Trading Culture in Coastal East Africa"
    Sandy Prita Meier, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    "Chairs, Writing Tables, and Chests: On the Postures of Commercial Documentation in the Early Modern Indian Ocean"
    Nancy Um, Associate Professor of Art History, SUNY–Binghamton

    12:45–2:00 p.m. Lunch

    2:00–3:30 p.m. Session 6
    Moderator: Sean Roberts, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Southern California

    "Classicizing the New: The Publication of the History of the New World (Tarih ül-Hind il garbi el-müsemma bi-Hadis-i nev)"
    Avinoam Shalem, Professor of Art History, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich

    "Technology in Paradise"
    Mary Sheriff, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    3:30–3:45 p.m. Coffee Break

    3:45–5:15 p.m. Closing Roundtable Discussion
    Daniela Bleichmar, Associate Professor of Art History and History, University of Southern California
    Meredith Martin, Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College
    Steven Nelson, Associate Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
    Joanne Pillsbury, Associate Director, Getty Research Institute
    Gerhard Wolf, Director, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence

    5:15 p.m. Closing Reception