Upcoming Livestreams:

‘Material Culture’: The Concept and its Use in Historical Perspective

Nathan Schlanger, Seminar in Cultural History

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:00–8:00 pm

Case Study in Collaboration: Conserving Thousands of Lost Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts

Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Michelle Chesner, Cultures of Conservation Conversations

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00–8:00 pm

Symposium: Mapping New York

Friday, April 25, 2014
9:00 am–5:00 pm

Beads and Buttons from Briare: A Global Industrial Success Story from 19th-Century France

Ines Rotermund-Reynard, The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00–8:00 pm

Archive:

Watch:

Symposium: Objects and Power: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Medieval Islamic Material Culture

Friday, April 11, 2014 
9:30am – 4:45 pm

The Painted King: Art, Activism, and Authenticity in Hawai'i

Glenn Wharton, Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
6:00–8:00 pm

Watch: Symposium: Material Reformations: Towards a Material Culture of Protestantism

Thursday, April 3, 2014
10:00 am–5:30 pm

Watch: "Les derniers goûts de France: Elector Max Emanuel and French Decorative Arts about 1715"

Max Tillmann, Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures on 18th- and 19-Century French Decorative Arts and Culture

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
6:00–8:00 pm

Watch: Problems in Design History Research: The Body, Disability, and Modern Industrial Design

Bess Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation Seminar in New York and American Material Culture

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Watch: Symposium: The Material Text in Pre-Modern and Early Modern Europe

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
10:00a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Watch: How To Do Things with Textiles: Marie Antoinette at the Courts of Vienna and Versailles

Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures on 18th- and 19th-Century French Decorative Arts and Culture

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Watch: Design Futures: Service Design for Social Innovation

Lara Penin, Modern Design History Seminar

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Watch:Conserving Relics of the Classical Past: Civic Bodies and the Preservation of Antiquities in the Renaissance

William Stenhouse, Seminar in Cultural History

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Watch: Material Matters: Early Scientific Inquiry in Archaeology and Art and Henri Hubert Between Durkheim and Mauss: The Visual Reconstruction of Archaeological Time

Francesca Bewer and Laurent Olivier, Conservation Conversations

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.

Watch: Fowler at Fifty: Museum Collections and the Challenge of the Contemporary

Marla C. Berns, Museum Conversations Seminar

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Watch: Towards Autonomous Design:
The Ornament Print in the Early Modern Art World

Femke Speelberg, Seminar in Renaissance
and Early Modern Material Culture 

 Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Watch: The Gold of Icons

Robert Nelson, Seminar in Comparative 
Medieval Material Culture 

 Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Watch: Ghost of Fashion Past: Material Culture and the Debris of History and The Materiality of Fashion

Giorgio Riello and Sarah Scaturro, Conservation Conversations

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Watch: Symposium: Exhibitions Research Teaching: The Bard Graduate Center at Twenty

 Friday, November 8, 2013

Watch: Indian Wedding Cards: Publicizing the Intimate

Arundhati Virmani, Seminar in Cultural History

 Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Watch: Symposium: Re-presenting William Kent

 Monday, October 7, 2013 

Watch: Objects of a Passion: Exhibiting Fashion and Dress in the Museum

Amy de la Haye, Modern Design History Seminar

 Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Watch: Connoisseurship: The Rembrandt Paradigm and Small Watch: Differences: Ekphrasis and Connoisseurship

David Bomford and Carlo Ginzburg, Conservation Conversations

 Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Watch: Textile Variations

Matilda McQuaid, Modern Design History Seminar

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Watch: The New Ashmolean

Christopher Brown, Museum Conversations

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Watch: Mining Medieval Sources: Documents as Texts, Documents as Objects in the Cairo Geniza

Jessica Goldberg, Seminar in Cultural History

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Watch: An Anthropology of Goods in Mediterranean Europe, 1330-1450

Daniel Smail, Seminar in Cultural History

January 30, 2013

Watch: Archaeology, Museums, and Tourism in Contemporary Peru

Jeffrey Quilter, Museum Conversations

December 12, 2012

Watch: In Order to Form a More Perfect Likeness: Frederick Douglass, Photography and the Image of the Nation

Laura Wexler, The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation Seminar in New York and American Material Culture

November 28, 2012

Watch: Constructing a Global Interior: The Imagery of Collections and Collecting in Early Seventeenth-Century Antwerp

Christine Göttler, Seminar in Cultural History

October 17, 2012

Watch: Out of Place: Art and History in Oceania

Nicholas Thomas, Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar

May 9, 2012

Watch: Iranian Art at the Time of Shah ‘Abbas II (1642–1666)

Sheila Canby, Ravi and Seran Trehan Seminar in the Arts of the Islamic World

March 14, 2012

Watch: The Order of the Third Bird: Documents and Considerations

D. Graham Burnett & Sal Randolph, Seminar in Cultural History

January 25, 2012

Watch: Reading in Public (Q & A) 

Ben Katchor, Library Lecture

November 16, 2011

Watch: Implements Correspondingly Peculiar: Slavery, Plantation Goods, and the Politics of Design in Antebellum America
Seth Rockman, Seminar in New York
& American Material Culture

October 19, 2011

Watch: On the Making of Holy Places Along the Sea Routes of the Eastern Mediterranean

Michele Bacci, Seminar in Comparative Medieval Material Culture (China, Islam, Europe)

October 12, 2011

Watch: Being English: An Exploration of Identity Through the Collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
Chris Gosden, Indigenous Arts in Transition Seminar

September 21, 2011

Watch: How Jesus Celebrated Passover: Some Early Modern Readings of the Last Supper

Anthony Grafton, Seminar in Cultural History

September 7, 2011




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