Graduate Courses

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The Epistemology of Photography
AS.010.607 (01)

This seminar will ask how photography produces ways of knowing: how does photography’s reality-effect shape its dissemination and absorption? Is photography’s emergence during the colonial era coincidental or catalytic? How is memory (re)constituted in a photography-saturated world? What kinds of histories does photography encourage and discourage? Is a photograph an object? We will read across disciplines (literature, anthropology, history, history of art, political science, theory) to investigate the epistemology of photography and the photograph.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room: Gilman 119  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/8
  • PosTag(s): HART-MODERN

Seminar in Near Eastern Art:
AS.010.611 (01)

TBA

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room: Gilman 177  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC

Image and relic: aesthetics, materiality, and function of late medieval reliquaries and paintings
AS.010.628 (01)

This seminar investigates the complex relationships between image and relic in the later Middle Ages. While the relic was usually hidden from view in lavishly decorated containers made before 1200, visual access to the relic was key for the conception of later medieval and early modern reliquaries. We will address aesthetic and material aspects of reliquaries, with a focus on translucent qualities of enamel, rock crystal, and reversed glass. Another emphasis is set on late medieval paintings with relic depositories, either in the frame or hidden in the wooden panel itself. We will discuss formal qualities of reliquaries, techniques of their making, iconography and questions about their authenticity. Those issues will be investigated by raising also larger theoretical and historiographic questions.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 2:15PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Formless / Nameless / Abstract in Premodern Art and Architecture
AS.010.630 (01)

This seminar explores recent approaches to the great domain of abstraction before modernity: non-figurative surfaces and depths, patterned and unpatterned ornament, chance and potential images, the revelation of "Nature's painting" in raw matter (marbles, gemstones, burled wood, mother of pearl, feathers, polished metals), and their virtuoso simulation in the painter's art. How should art historical writing negotiate the uncertain zone(s) between formlessness and figuration, materiality and ornamentation, thing-ness and representation, metamorphosis and intermediality, presence and meaning? What adjacent disciplines (history of science, anthropology, comparative religion, theology) should be enlisted for the work of interpretation? Authors include Baltrušaitis, Didi-Huberman, Gamboni, Jeanneret, Krüger, Bynum, Vandenbroeck, Barry, Weddigan, Fricke and others. Student research projects in any chronological subfield or geographical area -- from the ancient world to the Enlightenment -- will be encouraged.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Merback, Mitchell
  • Room: Gilman 177  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Death and the State: Archaeologies of Governance in the Americas
AS.010.635 (01)

This seminar explores the relationship between death and governance, with a focus on the archaeology and art history of the Americas. Our readings will examine key social and anthropological theories of death, questioning whether and how they might apply to the archaeological record through in-class archaeological case studies. Themes include interactions with ancestors and spirits, records of political struggles and war, questions about race and ethnicity, incidents of mass killings, debates on power and sovereignty, crime and punishment, and the archaeology of institutional care, science and medicine.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Rossi, Franco
  • Room: Gilman 50  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Double: Identity and Difference in Art Since 1900
AS.010.661 (01)

"Doubling" is a grammar of resemblance and difference: in works of doubling a presentation of two shapes, images or bodies, often in a symmetrical format, forces us to compare them --to perceive how they are alike and unalike. The art of doubling causes us to “see double” and to see ourselves in the act of seeing; it forces us to perceive the differences between things and bodies, catalyzing a reflection on identity. Doubling is a recurring theme of modern and contemporary art, apparent in painting, sculpture, photography, video, film, and performance. While few artists are strictly “doublers,” many practitioners have embraced tactics of repetition and reversal, staged perceptual contradictions, or explored doubled and divided selves (Doppelgängers, shadows, twins, and pairs); the course will aim to understand why. The class is organized in anticipation of an exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Art in May 2022.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 4:30PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Meyer, James
  • Room: Gilman 177  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/4
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (01)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (02)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (03)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Merback, Mitchell
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (04)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (05)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (06)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (07)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Warnock, Molly
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (08)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (10)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Research & Problems
AS.010.801 (13)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Stager, Jennifer M S
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 100/100
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Special Rsrch & Problems
AS.010.801 (15)

This course is for students who wish or need special instruction in areas of art history not included in the currently offered courses.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rustem, Unver
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (01)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Campbell, Stephen
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (02)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Feldman, Marian
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (03)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Merback, Mitchell
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (04)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (05)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Hyman, Aaron M.
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (06)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Stager, Jennifer M S
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (07)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Warnock, Molly
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (08)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (10)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Brown, Rebecca Mary
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Individual Work
AS.010.803 (13)

Students preparing dissertations will enroll in this course with the permission of their doctoral advisers.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rustem, Unver
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.607 (01)The Epistemology of PhotographyM 4:30PM - 7:00PMBrown, Rebecca MaryGilman 119HART-MODERN
AS.010.611 (01)Seminar in Near Eastern Art:M 1:30PM - 3:30PMFeldman, MarianGilman 177HART-ANC
AS.010.628 (01)Image and relic: aesthetics, materiality, and function of late medieval reliquaries and paintingsM 2:15PM - 4:15PMZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.630 (01)Formless / Nameless / Abstract in Premodern Art and ArchitectureW 4:00PM - 6:00PMMerback, MitchellGilman 177
AS.010.635 (01)Death and the State: Archaeologies of Governance in the AmericasW 4:30PM - 7:00PMRossi, FrancoGilman 50
AS.010.661 (01)The Double: Identity and Difference in Art Since 1900Th 4:30PM - 7:00PMMeyer, JamesGilman 177
AS.010.801 (01)Special Rsrch & ProblemsCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.801 (02)Special Rsrch & ProblemsFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.801 (03)Special Rsrch & ProblemsMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.801 (04)Special Rsrch & ProblemsLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.801 (05)Special Rsrch & ProblemsHyman, Aaron M. 
AS.010.801 (06)Special Rsrch & ProblemsStaff 
AS.010.801 (07)Special Rsrch & ProblemsWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.801 (08)Special Rsrch & ProblemsZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.801 (10)Special Rsrch & ProblemsBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.801 (13)Special Research & ProblemsStager, Jennifer M S 
AS.010.801 (15)Special Rsrch & ProblemsRustem, Unver 
AS.010.803 (01)Individual WorkCampbell, Stephen 
AS.010.803 (02)Individual WorkFeldman, Marian 
AS.010.803 (03)Individual WorkMerback, Mitchell 
AS.010.803 (04)Individual WorkLakey, Christopher 
AS.010.803 (05)Individual WorkHyman, Aaron M. 
AS.010.803 (06)Individual WorkStager, Jennifer M S 
AS.010.803 (07)Individual WorkWarnock, Molly 
AS.010.803 (08)Individual WorkZchomelidse, Nino 
AS.010.803 (10)Individual WorkBrown, Rebecca Mary 
AS.010.803 (13)Individual WorkRustem, Unver