African Diaspora Arts in the Americas
Study of the transmission of African artistry in the Caribbean, South America, and the United States from the period of slavery to the present. Topics include Kongo and Yoruba arts and their influence on the arts of Santeria, Vodun, and carnival. Also offered as GRS AH 716.
Seminar: The Family
Explores the rise of "modern" families and the plurality of contemporary family forms and processes including gay and lesbian families and new reproductive technologies. Particular attention to social and economic inequalities and their implications for family life. Also offered as GRS SO 804.2016FALLGRSAA804 A1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2016
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Seminar: Ethnic, Race, and Minority Relations
Formation and position of ethnic minorities in the United States, including cross-group comparisons from England, Africa, and other parts of the world. Readings and field experience. Also offered as GRS SO 808.2017SPRGGRSAA808 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2017
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African American History
Surveys the history of African Americans from their African origins to the present, investigating their critical role in shaping the meaning of race, rights, freedom, and democracy during slavery, reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the civil rights era. Also offered as GRS HI 698.2016FALLGRSAA871 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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History of Religion in Pre-Colonial Africa
Study of the development of religious traditions in Africa during the period prior to European colonialism. An emphasis both on indigenous religions and on the African roots and the growth and spread of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the continent as a whole. Also offered as GRS HI 749 and GRS RN 682.2017SPRGGRSAA882 A1, Jan 23rd to May 3rd 2017
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Examines the various interactions that shaped the Atlantic World, connecting Europe, Africa, and the Americas between 1400 and 1800. Begins by defining the political interaction, then emphasizes cultural exchange, religious conversion, and the revolutionary era. Also offered as GRS HI 750.
Directed Study in African American Studies2016FALLGRSAA901 A1, Sep 6th to Dec 12th 2016
Directed Study in African American Studies
Imperial Reflections: Early Modern Islamic Art and Architecture
Architecture, manuscripts, textiles, metalwork, and ceramics of the Mughal, Ottoman, and Safavid Empires. Focus on the formation of imperial styles, intersections between art and politics, and the importance of the arts in dynastic legitimization.
African Diaspora Arts in the Americas
Study of the transmission of African artistry in the Caribbean, South America, and the United States from the period of slavery to the present. Topics include Kongo and Yoruba arts and their influence on the arts of Santeria, Vodun, and carnival. Also offered as GRS AA 716.
Colloquium in Japanese Art
Exploration of artistic media and architectural types from neolithic periods to the twentieth century. Colloquium focuses on narrower themes arising from topics introduced in CAS AH 326 lectures, special attention paid to historiography and methodology.
Arts of Archaic Greece
This colloquium (paired with CAS AH 331) considers special topics in Greek Archaic art.
Colloquium in Greek Art and Architecture
Greek architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts. Emphasis on developments in Athens and on the creation of the classical style in art and architecture.
Colloquium in Latin American Art
Case studies designed to explore the main aesthetic, social, and historical discourses surrounding image production in Latin America while familiarizing students with main scholars in the field and their methodologies.
Colloquium in Nineteenth-Century Architecture in Europe and America
Dilemma of style in nineteenth-century architecture; study of the relationship of architectural theory to the changing philosophy and aesthetic theory of the period. Development of functionalist theory.
Seminar: Art Historical Writings
This seminar considers the history and methods of art history through the writings of Vasari, Bellori, Winkelmann, Kant, Hegel, Wolfflin, Riegl, Warburg, Panofsky, and Gombrich, among others.
Professional Development and Placement Seminar
Offers advanced PhD students the opportunity to present and discuss works-in-progress and structured guidance for the tasks involved in academic and curatorial job applications.2017SPRGGRSAH805 A1, Jan 23rd to May 1st 2017
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Seminar: Asian Art
Topic for Fall 2014: Kyoto: Art, Architecture, and Urbanism. This seminar explores the art, architecture, and urbanism of Kyoto, the Japanese imperial capital from the late eighth century to the mid-nineteenth century. Analyzes major artistic and architectural projects sponsored by generations of emperors, aristocrats and warriors.
Seminar: African Art
In-depth discussion of special topics in the study of African art and architecture. Topic for Fall 2016: Post-Colonial Theory and Visual Culture in Africa. Underscores the continuing importance of post-colonial theory to understanding the history of African art. Topics include the construction of ethnicity in North Africa, the emergence of Senegalese Sufi arts in response to colonialism, art and political struggle in the Congo.2016FALLGRSAH822 A1, Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2016
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Seminar: Romanesque and Gothic Art
Topic for Fall 2016: Images and Their Uses in the Middle Ages. Examines the function of images. Topics covered include images as tools for propaganda, for devotion, meditation and teaching. Apotropaic motifs (particularly grotesques) and images for entertainment and amusement are studied in detail.2016FALLGRSAH846 A1, Sep 12th to Dec 12th 2016
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