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Public Colloquium on the Geological Humanities
Public Colloquium on the Geological Humanities
WhenFriday, Feb. 22, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Campus locationCommunications Building (CMU)
Campus room202
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsSimpson Center for the Humanities

Please join us for a public colloquium with Katz Distinguished Lecturer Whitney Davis on the topic of the geological humanities. This brief presentation, to be followed by discussion, will be of interest to faculty and graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences whose scholarship relates to the environmental humanities, the Anthropocene, and the history of science.

Whitney Davis is George C. and Helen N. Pardee Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art at the University of California at Berkeley and Honorary Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of York. His teaching and research interests include prehistoric and archaic arts (especially prehistoric arts of north Africa and European Paleolithic art); worldwide rock art; the Classical tradition and neoclassicism in Western art since the later Middle Ages, and especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Britain; the development of professional art history in interaction with archaeology, philosophical aesthetics, anthropology, and other disciplines; art theory in visual-cultural studies, especially problems of pictorial representation in relation to computation and notation; aspects of modern art history, especially its expression (or not) of nonnormative sexualities; the history and theory of sexuality; queer theory; world art studies; and environmental, evolutionary, and cognitive approaches to the global history of visual culture. He is the author of ten books, the most recent of which is titled Visuality and Virtuality: Images and Pictures from Prehistory to Perspective (2017).

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