2019-2021 Lecture Series: "On Speculation"

The History of Art and Architecture's lecture series, On Speculation, continues after a hiatus due to the pandemic. In 2021-2022 the department will continue to offer lectures by researchers, artists, and professors whose work provides 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 first 2021 event in this series is The Anita Glass Memorial Lecture presented by Chika Okeke-Agulu on October 15, 2021

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. 

Please check this site for updates on 2020-2021 lectures

On Speculation Lectures: 

Friday, October 11, 2019

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, 2019

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


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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, 2020

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 (postponed until October 15, 2021)

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 (postponed until 2021)

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