Art of War Tentative Schedule

Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Rhode Island Hall, Brown University, 60 George Street, Providence, RI


*NOTE: This schedule is still in the process of being finalized, so please check back as times may change

9:30am Session 1: Evolving Iconographies and Questions of Viewership

9:30: Jacob Butera (University of North Carolina Asheville)
‘The Many Things Fit To Be Seen:’ Architecture and Naval Representation in Classical Athens

10:10: Anne Hunnell Chen (Brown University)
A War of Images: Battle Iconography Between East and West in Late Antiquity

Coffee Break (10:45-11:00am)

11:00: Andrew Finegold (New York University)
Battle Murals: Violence, Representation, and Time in Epiclassic Mesoamerica

Discussion 11:40-12:15pm

(View paper abstracts)

Lunch Break 12:15-1:15

1:30 pm Session 2: Ambiguities: Ethnic and Otherwise

1:30: Laurel Bestock (Brown University)
Who Won? Victory, Defeat, and Their Absence in Egyptian Art

2:10: Kimberly Cassibry (Wellesley College)
Gauls Dying and Victorious:  Confronting Ethnic Stereotypes in the Ancient Arts of Empire

2:50: Matthew Canepa (University of Minnesota)
The Persian Art of War

Discussion (3:30-4:00pm)

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Coffee Break (4:00-4:15pm)

4:15 pm Session 3: The Performance Art of War

4:15: Rod Campbell (New York University)
Pacifying Patterns: Invocative Representation and Shang Practices of Violence

4:55: Sonja Drimmer (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
The Severed Head as Public Sculpture in Late Medieval England

Concluding Discussion (5:35-6:00pm)

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