9th Annual Rutgers Art History Graduate Student Symposium

8:30-9:00 | Registration and Breakfast

9:00-10:20 | Session One: Otherness in Service of Nationalism

  • Karin E. Christiaens, PhD Candidate, Columbia University: “From Barbarians to Provinces: Representing the ‘Other’ in the Roman Empire”
  • Cynthia Kok, PhD Student, Yale University: “The Familiar Exotic and the European Other in George Psalmanazar’s 'An historical and geographical description of Formosa'”
  • Maria Mendoza Camba, MA Candidate, University of Toronto: “Aping the Filipino Image: Probing the Conception of the Filipino Global Identity through Early American Print Culture”

10:20-10:40 | Coffee Break

10:40-12:00 | Session Two: Otherness on Display

  • Laura Tibi, MA Student, University of Toronto: “Revisiting 'La Rue du Caire': Orientalism at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair”
  • Joseph Henry, PhD Candidate, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York: “The Circus Comes to Dresden”
  • Monica Kinsey, MA Student, Virginia Commonwealth University: “Reclaiming Presence: Sally Hemings in Contemporary Art Installations”

12:00-1:00 | Lunch

1:00-2:20 | Session Three: Domestic Otherness

  • Carmen Rosenberg-Miller, PhD Candidate, Princeton University: “Representing Difference: Painting and Performance in the Art of Raffaëlli and His Circle”
  • Ryuichi Nakayama, PhD Student, University of New Mexico: “Alfonso Roybal’s Counter-Ethnographic Action: Appropriating Colonial Representations of Pueblo Pottery-Making”
  • Dana Ostrander, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Native / American: Locating Indigeneity in Marsden Hartley’s 'Madawaska – Acadian Light-Heavy'”

2:20-2:40 | Coffee Break

2:40-4:00 | Keynote Address

Dr. Adrienne Childs, Independent scholar, art historian, and curator:  “Ornamental Blackness: Seeing the Black Body in European Luxury Arts”