Professor Meredith Cohen is teaching the next CMRS Seminar, Art History 217C – Medieval Art. The course topic is “Materiality”.
Given the ever-increasing virtuality of experience and its concomitant relativities, scholars have turned in the past decade to examining the spectrum of materiality. This course will examine that concept in its broadest parameters, from the processes of making and exchange to thing theory and the limits of absence. The course will be based on our own analysis of theoretical models on the subject as well as different approaches to materiality that scholars have taken in their own research. All students in the seminar will prepare weekly questions to animate the group discussion; the final project will be an extended paper proposal with bibliography on the subject of the student’s field/choice.
CMRS sponsorship of this graduate course allows Professor Cohen to invite these prominent scholars to guest lecture:
October 23: Hussein Fancy (History, University of Michigan)
November 6: Thomas Nickson, (Art History, Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
November 21: Therese Martin (Art History, Instituto de Historia, CCHS, Madrid)
December 4: Brigitte Bedos-Rezak (History, New York University)