Faculty Conferences and Symposia

BGC faculty have participated in the following events.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Amy F. Ogata

Educational Facilities Laboratories: Debating and Designing the Postwar American Schoolhouse

School is Another Place: The Making and Meaning of the School Environment in the Twentieth Century Symposium
Kings College, London

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ittai Weinryb

Bronzescapes: Animation and Sculpture in the Making of the Medieval Public Sphere

Amorphous Material: The Scope and Challenges of Bronze
Technische Universität



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Peter N. Miller

The Mediterranean from Marseille: Peiresc's Mediterranean Network

Workshop and evening lecture

Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ivan Gaskell

The Museum of Big Ideas

Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Conference 2013

Philosophy and Museums: Ethics, Aesthetics and Ontology

University of Glasglow, Hunterian Art Gallery


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Michele Majer

“Plus Que Reine:” Napoleonic Dress at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin

4th Global Conference

Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice

Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Amy F. Ogata

Object Lessons

Wolfsonian-FIU Graduate Student Workshop

The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, Florida


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Deborah L. Krohn

Pots and Pans in Renaissance Rome

Center for Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Peter N. Miller

Peiresc and the Merchants of Marseille: The Two Cultures in Action

5:00 pm

Sassafras Room, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hanna Hölling

RENEW 2013 The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology: "Archiving" Participants

Computer-based art has evolved considerably since the first implementation of computer graphics in the early 1970s. In the past three decades, there has been a radical change towards more sophisticated solutions that have modified our understanding of technological borderlines and the limits of display standards and aesthetics. Although the preservation of computer-based artifacts owes much to discourse and research done in the preservation of electronic and time-based media, the approach to computer-based installations still calls for more exploration and debates considering the issues of their migration, emulation, and reinterpretation. The specificity of computer-based artworks is reflected in the emergence of variations and multi-locational instantiations that call into question established procedures. At times, the distributed character of an artwork renders its identification difficult and its recovery simply fabricates an additional version. In light of this, the paradigms of preservations and conservation are subject to profound reconsideration. Moreover, it is not unusual that artists themselves act not only as creators, but also as caretakers. Most importantly, in reference to conservation discourse and the decision-making process—as is true with much of contemporary art—the artist is not only alive, the artist is involved. Based on my doctoral research and giving the example of I/Eye (1993) by Bill Spinhoven van Oosten – an early interactive computer-based installation conceived for Montevideo in Amsterdam – this paper will discuss issues pertaining to its recovery, conservation, and presentation. I/Eye became a particularly challenging case for analysis due to its unstable, processual nature, the recursive obsolescence of its display apparatus, and the artist’s ongoing engagement in the artwork’s development.

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Stockholm School of Economics, Soros Auditorium

Friday, October 18, 2013

Gabrielle Berlinger

Ritual Home-making and the Search for Belonging: Sukkot in South Tel Aviv

Panel Abstract:

Vernacular Religious Practice: Local Spaces, Global Contexts

This panel examines vernacular religious practice in three international contexts—in North America, Japan, and Israel. Through the study of individuals and small groups who engage with ritual performance and religious material culture in each of these locations, these cases privilege emic understandings of local belief systems and actions. They draw upon methodology outlined in Leonard Primiano’s “Vernacular Religion and the Search for Method in Religious Folklife” to focus on personal or private religious practice in a certain locality. Despite an emphasis on particular places and individuals, each of the examples resonates with global as well as with local circumstances and highlights instances of creative resistance within broad cultural systems.

8:00 am – 10:00 am

American Folklore Society, Providence, RI

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Michele Majer

Bedazzled: Bead Embroidery in 20th-Century French Haute Couture

9:30 am – 10:30 am

The Corning Museum of Glass, NY

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ittai Weinryb

Hildesheim as Medieval Avant-garde: the Example of Bronze

Hildesheim: A City and its Artistic Legacy, ca. 1000–1250

Columbia University, New York City

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Peter N. Miller

Workshop: "An Intellectual History of Material Culture 1600–1900

9:00 am

Universität Ertfurt


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pat Kirkham

Eames: The Architect and The Painter

BGC Professor Pat Kirkham introduces the film, "Eames: The Architect and The Painter" (2011) directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

66 Portland Place, Westminister, London

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hanna Hölling

Object - Performance - Process: Aspects of the Presentation and Continuation of Multimedia Installations

What specific kinds of change does a multimedia artwork undergo, and how does it maintain its identity through those changes?

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Department of the Arts, Rensselaer Institute, Troy, NY


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Amy F. Ogata

Playing with Design: Cultivating Childhood Creativity in Postwar America

Humanities Center, Harvard University

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Amy F. Ogata

Design, Creativity and Postwar American Childhood

D-Crit Lecture Series

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

School of the Visual Arts, New York City


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Amy F. Ogata

Money and the Metallic in Second Empire France

College Art Association Annual Meeting, Chicago