AAHVS Arpeggio Graduate Student Reading Group


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The connections between images and societies are manifold. Humans weave meanings into matter that speak to our identities as individuals and groups. Bodies interact with objects through lived experience, embedding doctrines and socially constructed values into these things. At the same time, our interaction with objects also informs our identities. In this year's graduate-student-organized symposium, three speakers provide their own interpretations of image, identity, and society to explore how these concepts intertwine.

1 PM: Eric Varner (Emory University) 
"Solar Alignments: Creating Imperial Identity in Neronian Rome" 

2 PM: Angelica Afanador Pujol (Arizona State University) 
"Food for Thought: Narratives of Food and Colonization in Sixteenth-Century Western Mexico" 

3-3:20 PM Coffee Break 

3:20 PM: Bert Winther-Tamaki (UC Irvine) 
"The Matter of Earth in Japanese Ceramics, Photography, and Hole-Digging Conceptualism, ca. 1970" 

4:20-5 PM Panel Discussion

Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

With generous sponsorship by: 
Vice Provost of the Arts 
Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke 
Department of History 
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies 
Department of Cultural Anthropology 
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
The Center for Late Ancient Studies 
Department of Classical Studies 
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies 
Asian Pacific Studies Institute 
International Comparative Studies

Smith Warehouse - Bay 10, 2nd Floor
Massung, David