MA/PhD
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Number
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Course
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Professor
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Location
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446
The Culture of Craft in the Era of the Kunstkammer
Andrew Morrall
Seminar Room
THU 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This seminar will explore elite craft production in the urban centers of sixteenth-century northern Europe. It focuses on the years between roughly 1540 and 1620, a unique …

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447
Cultural Exchange: Trade, Religion, and War in Armenia, 300-1600
Helen Evans
2nd Floor Classroom
MON 1:30pm – 4:00pm

The course will trace artistic and cultural exchange over the centuries through trade, religion, and war as a way to understand the global reach of …

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448
Public Humanities
Andrew Kircher
5th Floor Classroom
MON 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This hybrid course—part seminar, part practicum—will introduce students to the theory and practice of Public Humanities. Students will work closely with the instructor—…

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449
In Focus: Welcome to the Dolls’ House II
Freyja Hartzell
5th Floor Classroom
FRI 1:30pm – 4:00pm

What is a doll? This is the second in a series of courses to conceptualize and design “Welcome to the Dolls’ House,” the Spring 2025 Focus …

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450
Cosmic and Cosmetic: The Many (Sur)Faces of Ornament
Nicholas de Godoy Lopes
Lecture Hall
TUE 5:00pm – 7:30pm

What is so essential about the inessential? Since the nineteenth century, ornament has been the focus of a multi-disciplinary attempt to explain its enduring presence …

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451
Global Materials along the Nile, 3400 BCE-500 CE
Annissa Malvoisin
2nd Floor Classroom
FRI 9:30am – 12:00pm

The material history of the ancient civilizations that belong to the Nile Valley, Egypt and Nubia, ranges from environmental shifts to complex human interaction. This …

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452
In Focus: (Re)Dressing the American Body I
Emma McClendon, Lauren Peters
Seminar Room
FRI 9:30am – 12:00pm

How does dress shape the American experience? In which ways have dress conventions been used to make bodies “decent” and “acceptable” in American society? And …

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453
Arts of Yuan China,1200–1400
François Louis
2nd Floor Classroom
FRI 1:30pm – 4:00pm

It took over sixty years and three generations of leaders for the Mongols to finally conquer China. Khubilai Khan concluded that conquest in 1279, but he …

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481
Unsettling Things: Expanding Conversations in Studies of the Material World
Meredith B. Linn, Drew Thompson
Lecture Hall
WED 9:30am – 12:00pm

Academic thinking has always been in active dialogue with changing social, cultural, and political contexts. Many current modes of scholarly thought, which are employed broadly …

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490
Digital Archaeological Heritage
Caspar Meyer, Meredith B. Linn
5th Floor Classroom
THU 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Over the past few decades, and especially over the past few years, digital technologies have changed our world from how we communicate, to how we …

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501
Objects in Context: A Survey of the Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture II
Aaron Glass
Lecture Hall
MON 5:00pm – 7:30pm

This two-semester, team-taught course introduces incoming students to major historical developments in decorative arts, design, and material culture from antiquity to the present. Monday evening …

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510
Writing Objects
Helen Polson
5th Floor Classroom
TUE 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This two-semester practicum on Tuesday afternoons develops techniques for effective graduate-level writing through practical exercises and workshop sessions. Drawing on the assignments and readings in 500…

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548
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–Present: Diversity and Difference
Catherine Whalen
Seminar Room
TUE 9:30am – 12:00pm

This seminar surveys the emergence of women designers and their contributions to American design from 1900 to the present. It draws upon Bard Graduate Center’s …

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693
Craft and Design in the USA, 1945 to the Present
Catherine Whalen
5th Floor Classroom
WED 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This seminar examines the shifting boundaries of craft and design in the United States from World War II to the present. In the postwar era’…

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877
Picturing Things: Photography as Material Culture
Aaron Glass, Drew Thompson
Lecture Hall
THU 9:30am – 12:00pm

Although photography is usually approached as a visual medium of image production and reproduction, photographs are also objects with their own unique material properties. They …

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951
Re-Orienting Fashion: Dress, Culture, and East Asia
Mei Mei Rado
Lecture Hall
MON 9:30am – 12:00pm

This seminar seeks to impart a broad understanding of the history and visions of East Asian fashion from the seventeenth century to present. It foregrounds …

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