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Bettina Bergmann to Offer Imaginative View of Roman Art in November 2 Goldberg Lecture

Bettina Bergman, a leading expert on Greek and Roman art and the art of landscape, explores the visual and intellectual world of the ancient Romans.  Bergmann will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History on Thursday, November 2, in 203 Cohen Memorial Hall.  Her presentation, which begins at 4:10 pm,…

Posted by on October 30, 2017 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Christopher Johns to Present Lecture October 31 at International Symposium in London

Enlightened Princesses: Britain and Europe, 1700-1820, an international symposium held October 29-31 in London, will bring together eminent academicians and museum scholars to investigate the role played by royal women—electresses, princesses, queens consort, reigning queens, and empresses—in the shaping of court culture and politics in Europe of the long eighteenth century. Christopher Johns, Norman L….

Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Using Digital Humanities to Interpret Early Christian Iconography on Doors of Santa Sabina

Vanderbilt University recently hosted ReLACS (Regional Late Antiquity Consortium Southeast), an annual workshop on Late Antiquity. I attended a talk held in the Center for Digital Humanities, “Using Digital Humanities to Solve Early Christian Mysteries: A Re-Examination of the ‘Ascension’ Panel on the Doors of Santa Sabina, Rome.” Lee M. Jefferson, NEH Associate Professor of…

Posted by on October 25, 2017 in Digital Humanities, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


Alexis Castor to Present October 24 AIA Lecture on Jewelry in Ancient Greece and Etruria

Gold earrings, necklaces and bracelets represented real wealth in the ancient world, and men and women wore jewelry on specific occasions to show off their own social position in the community, particularly in religious and funerary rituals. Alexis Castor, associate professor of classics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, will deliver the AIA Lecture, “More…

Posted by on October 23, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, VRC


HART Alumna Jennifer Klos Shares Her Curatorial Eye and Helps People Choose

Art is a part of our lives.  It can be a blend of old and new, sophistication and whimsy, design and deeper meaning. Based in Dallas, Texas, art advisor and HART alumna Jennifer Klos (BA’03) assists private collectors in the acquisition of fine and decorative arts, specializing in modern and contemporary art.  As president of…

Posted by on October 20, 2017 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

Rebecca VanDiver Featured in “Food for Thought” Series at the Frist Center for Visual Arts

In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is presenting “Food for Thought: Changing the World,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The first session on October 10 featured Rebecca VanDiver,…

Posted by on October 20, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, News, VRC


Betsey Robinson Moderates October 20 Workshop Session on the Western Delta in Late Antiquity

The hinterland of Alexandria was the setting for some of the earliest and most important monastic settlements in late antique Egypt. It is this area that produced the famous “sayings of the desert fathers,” and it is in this area, above all, that Christian pilgrims from the Roman Empire encountered Egyptian monasticism. This is the…

Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Conferences, Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Stephen Davis to Deliver Keynote Lecture at Interdisciplinary Workshop on Late Antiquity October 19-20

Stephen J. Davis, professor of religious studies and Near Eastern languages and civilization at Yale University, will deliver the keynote lecture, “The Archaeology of Early Christian Monasticism: Evidentiary Problems and Criteria” on Thursday, October 19, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Hall 203 followed by a reception.  Davis will open ReLACS 2017, an interdisciplinary workshop on…

Posted by on October 17, 2017 in Conferences, Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Impact of First World War on Avant-Garde Modernism and Beauty Culture Examined in October 9 Goldberg Lecture

David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, Wake Forest University, examines medical and humanitarian efforts to restore the faces of soldiers badly disfigured by trench warfare in the First World War and considers the downstream effects of these efforts on both avant-garde modernism and the commercial beauty culture that arose after the armistice. Lubin…

Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Richard Ormond Lectures on John Singer Sargent as Official War Artist on October 6 at the Frist

John Singer Sargent’s engagement as an official war artist during the First World War is an involved and protracted story. It led to the creation of his masterpiece Gassed (1919), a highlight of the Frist Center’s current exhibition World War I and American Art, and to a sequence of remarkable watercolors painted near the front line. It…

Posted by on October 4, 2017 in Events, HART, HART in Nashville, Lectures, News, VRC

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