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Perfection’s Therapy: An Essay on Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I

Albrecht Dürer’s master engraving, Melencolia I, has stood for centuries as a pictorial summa of knowledge about melancholia and an allegory of the limits of earthbound arts and sciences. Zealously interpreted since the nineteenth century, the work also presides over the origins of modern iconology. Yet more than a century of research has left us […]


October 20: New York City Field Trip

On Friday, October 20th, 2017, Dr. Feldman’s graduate seminar, entitled “Image, Form, and Function: Seals and their cultural context in the ancient Near East,” traveled to New York to visit The Morgan Library and Museum. First published by Edith Porada in 1948, the collection of cylinder seals is unrivaled in the United States, spanning from […]


December 1: Seminar with Prof. Alva Noë

The Department of the History of Art, Department of Philosophy, and the International Arts + Mind Lab at the Brain Science Institute, School of Medicine present a seminar by Alva Noë, University of California, Berkeley, on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Gilman 132. The seminar will be an informal presentation of Strange […]


November 30: Lecture with Prof. Alva Noë

The Department of the History of Art, Department of Philosophy, and the International Arts + Mind Lab at the Brain Science Institute, School of Medicine present a lecture by Alva Noë, University of California, Berkeley, on Thursday, November 30th at 6 p.m. in Mergenthaler 111. The lecture will be titled “Three Styles of Seeing.”


November 14: Lecture with Prof. Saloni Mathur

The Department of the History of Art, along with the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, presents a lecture by Saloni Mathur, University of California, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Gilman 50. The lecture is titled “A Fragile Inheritance: Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art.”


October 17: Lecture by Prof. Erika Naginski

The Department of the History of Art presents a lecture by Erika Naginski, Harvard Graduate School of Design, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Bloomberg 272. The lecture is titled “On the Colonial Origins of Architecture: Building ‘Maison Rustique’ in Cayenne, French Guiana.”


Ancient Mediterranean Art and Architecture

The Department of the History of Art at The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time professor at the rank of Assistant or early stage Associate Professor in the field of ancient Mediterranean art and/or architectural history to begin July 1, 2018. We encourage applications from scholars specializing in the arts of the ancient […]


Congratulations, Prof. Warnock!

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to announce Prof. Molly Warnock as a recipient of a 2017-2018 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. Congratulations, Prof. Warnock!


Congratulations, Prof. Feldman!

The Department of the History of Art is delighted to announce that Prof. Marian Feldman and her colleague Dr. Antigoni Zournatzi, of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, will work together on a grant awarded to Johns Hopkins University from the Getty Foundation through its Connecting Art Histories initiative. The grant will fund two […]