The UCSB Art History Graduate Student Association invites you to their 46th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, "Objects of Affection: Itineraries, Sensations, and 'Thingness'."

This symposium will be held virtually on Friday, May 6, from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM, with a live in-person screening on campus in the History of Art & Architecture Department's Conference Room (ARTS 1332). Both Zoom and on-campus audiences will have the opportunity to ask questions live after the keynote presentation and participate in facilitated discussions with each panel.

They are thrilled to welcome Sally M. Promey, Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies at Yale University, as the keynote speaker for this event. In addition to Dr. Promey’s presentation, the event program will include three panel discussions featuring a total of ten graduate presenters. While the symposium is grounded in the history of art and architecture, the event is interdisciplinary in nature. It promises to engage audiences across the humanities and social sciences with the hope of generating productive conversations at the intersections of these fields. This year's theme, more specifically, asks participants to examine human engagements with the art, cultural, and/or religious object to consider more broadly how objects can accumulate affective value by their movement and display.

Registration is required; click here to register and to view the program and presenter profiles.

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