2019-2020 Lecture Series: "On Speculation"

The History of Art and Architecture's yearlong lecture series, On Speculation, offers distinctive visions of the past and a sense of possible futures for study in the history of art and architecture by looking, risking, exchanging, valuing, questioning and proposing new problems from a range of geographical perspectives and time periods.

The series is sponsored by The Department of the History of Art and Architecture’s Margerie Cutler, Joseph Edinburgh, and Kenneth List funds, The Anita Glass Memorial Lecture Fund, The Center for Contemporary South Asia, the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World, and the C.V. Starr Foundation Lectureship Fund. 

All lectures are free and open to the public. They take place at 5:30 pm. 

Friday, October 11 

Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, African and South Asian Architecture, Department of Architecture,  Barnard College

An associated forum presented with the Center for Contemporary South Asia will be held Friday, October 11 at 12:00 pm.*

Tuesday, November 19 

Mary Coffey, Modern Latin American Visual Culture, Department of Art History, Dartmouth College


Tuesday, January 28 

Sugata Ray, South and Southeast Asian Art, Department of the History of Art, University of California Berkeley**

An associated forum presented with the Center for Contemporary South Asia will be held Wednesday, January 29 at 9 am.*

Thursday, February 20

Anne Dunlop, Italy and Mongol Eurasia, Fine Arts, Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne

Professor Dunlop will also present an Italian Studies Colloquia on February 21 at noon, at 190 Hope Street, room 102. 

Thursday, March 19

We are honored to announce The Anita Glass Memorial Lecture will be given by Chika Okeke-Agulu, African and African Diaspora Art History and Theory, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University


Thursday, April 9

Wei-Cheng Lin, Chinese Art & Architecture, Department of Art History, University of Chicago


** For more information, go to the Art History from the South web page.

image: Johannes Hevelius, Selenographia : sive, Lunae descriptio, Gdansk, Typis Hünefeldianis, 1647. Courtesy of the John Hay Library, Brown University