Arpeggio 2018: Mind & Matter


Friday, March 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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