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 DiscussionReception to follow. Free and open to the public.With generous sponsorship by: Vice Provost of the ArtsGraduate Liberal Studies at DukeDepartment of HistoryNasher Museum of Art at Duke UniversityArt, Art History & Visual StudiesDepartment of Cultural AnthropologyThe Center for Latin American and Caribbean StudiesThe Center for Late Ancient StudiesDepartment of Classical StudiesAsian & Middle Eastern StudiesAsian Pacific Studies InstituteInternational Comparative Studies

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