The BGC Seminar Series 2006-2007

September 12, 2006
Natalie Zemon Davis (History, University of Toronto)
Philosophies, Jews, and Africans in Colonial Suriname: The Example of David Nassy

October 4, 2006
Barbara Mann (Hebrew Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary)
Public Spaces, Private Selves: Images of Early Tel Aviv, Bauhaus and Before

October 25, 2006
Joan Connelly (Fine Arts, New York University)
Cleopatra's Cyprus: Excavations on late Hellenistic Yeronisos

November 1, 2006
Olivier Gabet (Curator of Decorative Arts, Musee d'Orsay)
In Pursuit of Identity: History, Politics, and Decorative Arts Under the Second Empire

November 8, 2006
Robert Harrist (Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University)
Big Writing: Antiquarian Research and Monumental Inscriptions in China

November 28, 2006
Steven Lubar (American Civilization, Brown University)
Images for Industry: Drawing for Invention, and Production in Industrial America

November 30, 2006
Robert Hillenbrand (History of Art, Edinburgh University)
From Imitation to Parody: Early Islamic Responses to the Classical Heritage in Architecture

December 13, 2006
Lisa Golombek (Curator of Islamic Art, Royal Ontario Museum)
Persian Chinoiserie Pottery: Telling Them Apart

January 17, 2007
Pamela Smith (History, Columbia University)
Butter and Mercury, Lizards and Vermilion: Art and Vernacular Science in Early Modern Europe

January 31, 2007
Elizabeth Hyde (History, Rutgers University)
The Hyacinths of Choisy, or Louis XV and the Culture of Flowers in Eighteenth-Century France

February 7, 2007
Ales Debeijak (Kulturwissenschaft, University of Ljubljana)
LJ Confidential: Ljubljana, Joseph Plecnik and Me

February 7, 2007
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblet (Performance Studies, NYU)
Build It and They Will Come: Creating the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw

February 28, 2007
David Whitehouse (Executive Director, Corning Museum of Glass)
Nature's Wonders in Glass: The Art of the Blaschkas

March 21, 2007
Ann Smart Martin (Material Culture/ Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Reflections on Light and Luster: Furniture, Silver, and Paintings in Early America

March 28, 2007
Sarah Cohen (Art History, University of Albany-SUNY)
Animal Life in the Rococo Interior

April 5, 2007
Nicola di Cosmo (School of Historical Studies, I.A.S.)
Writing Alien History: Foreign Peoples in Early Chinese Historiography

April 11, 2007
Karl Schlögel (Kulturwissenschaft, University of Frankfurt-Oder)
Reading Time in Space - on Topographical Approaches in Historiography

April 17, 2007
Michel Pastoureau (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
How is a History of Colors Possible? With Special Reference to Glass and other Medieval Materials

April 18, 2007
Alan Trachtenberg (American Studies, Yale University)
Weegee's Naked City: Image, Text, and Film

April 24, 2007
Barry Bergdoll (Art History, Columbia University/Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art)
At Home in the Museum: Reflections on Breuer's House in the Garden

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