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October 15, 2019
This Week
“Children of Strawberry”: Replication and…
The Lee B. Anderson Memorial…
Matthew M. Reeve
October 16, 2019

The Shock of the Old:
Some Reflections on the Bauhaus at 100
Paul Betts
October 17, 2019
Symposium—Re-Forming Modernism
Craft, Design, and Architecture at the Bauhaus
October 18, 2019
This Month
The Secret Life of Art
Data Science for Art History and Art Conservation
Robert G. Erdmann
October 22, 2019
“The Right to Live in the World”
Design or Disability
Elizabeth Guffey
October 23, 2019

Studio Portraits and Tourist Images
Writing a History of the…
Amy Lonetree
October 30, 2019
November 2019
Symposium—Conserving Active Matter: Philosophy—Degradation as…
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
November 8, 2019
The Next Frontier
Cities and Climate Change
Richard Sennett
November 12, 2019

The Force Fields of Things
Ian Hodder
November 13, 2019

Heidegger for Historians
History as Conservation
Peter N. Miller, Jan Eike Dunkhase, Ingo Farin
November 26, 2019
December 2019
Gottfried Semper
Architecture, Textile, and Memory
Isabelle Kalinowski
December 3, 2019
Workshop—Semper Studies Now:
Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
December 4, 2019

January 2020
Making History: the Art and Politics of Clay
Michelle Erickson
January 21, 2020
February 2020
Jewish Material Culture: Texts and…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Miriam Frenkel
February 5, 2020
Symposium—Revealing Communities
The Archaeology of Free African…
February 7, 2020

Jewish Material Culture: “Making Many…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
Miriam Frenkel
February 12, 2020
The Sofa: Furnishing Moral Tales…
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
David Pullins
February 18, 2020

Jewish Material Culture: Home and…
Leon Levy Foundation Lectures in Jewish Material Culture
February 19, 2020
Reinventing the Wheel: And Then Some
The Paul and Irene Hollister Lectures on Glass
Mark Peiser
February 25, 2020
March 2020
Inside Paris’s Churches: Rethinking France’s Religious Enlightenment
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Hannah Williams
March 3, 2020

Vernacular Viewing
Searchable Science and Visual Tools…
Stephanie Leitch
March 4, 2020
Fashioning Race Through Metalwork in French Sugar Casters
Françoise and Georges Selz Lectures…
Sarah R. Cohen
March 17, 2020

Do Baskets Speak?
Creating Afterlives of an Archaeological…
Ruth Tringham
March 24, 2020

Marked in Clay:
Interdisciplinary Methods to Re-imagine Ancient…
Sanchita Balachandran
March 31, 2020
April 2020
Sense of the Past
Mario Wimmer
April 7, 2020
Symposium—Refresh, Reset, Reformat
Digital Kintsugi
April 10, 2020

Between the Gallery and the Academy
Adventures in Art, Fashion, and Design
Chris Breward
April 14, 2020
A Story in the Making
Creating Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists
Jill Ahlberg Yohe
April 15, 2020

The Architecture of Public Memory…
Why Shape and Scale Matter
Mary Marshall Clark and Amy Starecheski
April 16, 2020
The Museum as a “School of Things”
Objects and Their Pedagogical Promise since Comenius
Ann-Sophie Lehmann
April 28, 2020

The Year 1000
When Globalization Began
Valerie Hansen
April 29, 2020