AAMW732 - TOPIC IN BYZ ART & ARCH

Topic varies. Spring 2018: The recent "return" to the object across the humanities and social sciences has brought to the fore concerns with the nature of material things, their operation in the world, and their entanglement with humans. This seminar will introduce you to some of the key theoretical writings on the object and material culture and will ask you to interrogate their relevance for the discipline of art history. Our focus will be on the Middle Ages, but depending on the specific interests of the seminar s participants, we may venture into other historical periods and cultural domains. Topics to be addressed include the social life of things; agency; materiality; the relic; the gift; the miniature; and the question of the human/nonhuman divide.¿¿
Section 401 - SEM - TOPIC IN BYZ ART & ARCH: MEDIEVAL ART HISTORY AND THEORIES OF THE OBJECT
M 0200PM-0500PM
DRPIC, IVAN