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Founded by Douglas Fraser, this seminar addresses major issues in the fields of African, Oceanic, Native American, and pre-Hispanic Latin American arts. The seminar provides an opportunity for members to analyze, evaluate, and discuss new and continuing research, as well as various trends in scholarship. Because the membership is comprised of art historians, curators, archeologists, anthropologists, and other field specialists, seminar meetings frequently involve in-depth discussions of theoretical and methodological issues. The seminar sponsors special symposia on diverse topics; the most recent entitled Art as Identity in the Americas.

Dr. Francesco Pellizzi

Professor Zoë Strother

Professor Lisa Trever

Yann Petit

All seminars will continue to meet virtually through February 2022. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

Meeting Schedule

11/11/2021 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
meeting postponed

02/03/2022 Online Meeting
6:30 PM

Abayomi Ola, Spelman College

03/03/2022 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
Mapping Marronage: A Fugitive Landscape in Colonial Brazil, September 1763
Matthew Francis Rarey, Oberlin College

04/07/2022 Online Meeting
6:30 PM
Covering and Revealing: The Social Lives of Marshall Islands Mats and Mat Collections
Ingrid Ahlgren, Harvard University