Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Art History

Archive | Burke Lecture Series

2006-2007 Burke Lecture Series

Fall 2006

Wednesday, October 18th @ 7PM, FA015
• Marni Kessler, Assistant Professor , Department of the History of Art, University of Kansas
• "Ocular Anxiety and the Pink Tea Cup: Edgar Degas' Woman with a Bandage"
• Marni Kessler is an assistant professor of Art History in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas. Her book, Sheer Presence: The Veil in Manet's Paris, which is being published by University of Minnesota Press, will be out in December 2006. Most recently, she contributed an essay to The Invisible Flâneuse?: Gender, Public Space, and Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris and she has authored articles for Art Bulletin and Nineteenth-Century Contexts. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled "Trauma and the Maternal Substitute: Edgar Degas's New Orleans Paintings."
• Reception @ 8PM, Location: Memorial Union, University Club upstairs.

Friday, October 27th @ 6PM FA015
• Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Emory University
• “Human Beauty and the Nature of Art: From the Art Galleries to the Operating Theaters”
• Part of the SoFa “Human Nature” series- contact Betsy Stirrat ( for more information in regards to the goals and visual image of this series.
• Sander L. Gilman is distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at Emory University as of 2005. A cultural and literary historian, he is the author or editor of over seventy books. His Oxford lectures Multiculturalism and the Jews appeared in 2006; his most recent edited volume, a special issue of History of Psychiatry on ?Mind and Body in the History of Psychiatry, appeared in that same year. He is the author of the basic study of the visual stereotyping of the mentally ill, Seeing the Insane, published by John Wiley and Sons in 1982 (reprinted: 1996) as well as the standard study of Jewish Self-Hatred, the title of his Johns Hopkins University Press monograph of 1986. For twenty-five years he was a member of the humanities and medical faculties at Cornell University where he held the Goldwin Smith Professorship of Humane Studies. For six years he held the Henry R. Luce Distinguished Service Professorship of the Liberal Arts in Human Biology at the University of Chicago and for four years was a distinguished professor of the Liberal Arts and Medicine and creator of the Humanities Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. During 1990-1991 he served as the Visiting Historical Scholar at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; 1996-1997 as a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA; 2000-2001 as a Berlin prize fellow at the American Academy in Berlin; 2004-5 as the Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature at Oxford University. He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in North America, South Africa, The United Kingdom, Germany, and New Zealand. He was president of the Modern Language Association in 1995. He has been awarded a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at the University of Toronto in 1997 and elected an honorary professor of the Free University in Berlin.
• Reception @ 7:30PM, SoFa Gallery, Exclusively for Graduate Students, Faculty, & Staff in History of Art & Fine Arts

Thursday, November 30th @ 6PM, Radio & TV 245
• Adam Herring, Associate Professor, History of Art, Southern Methodist University
• “Journeys of Sapa Inka”
• Adam Herring took his A.B. from Princeton University, M.A. from U.C. Berkeley, and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, where his dissertation won the 1999 Frances Blanshard Fellowship Award. His research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. His articles on Pre-Columbian art have appeared in The Art Bulletin, RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics, Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (UNAM), and Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin. His study of ancient Maya calligraphy, Art and Writing in the Maya Cities, AD 600-800: A Poetics of Line was published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.
• Reception @ 7PM, President’s Room at the Faculty Club, IMU

Wednesday, December 6th @ 6PM, FA 015
• Eve D’Ambra, Professor and Chair of the Department of the History of Art, Vassar College
• Child's Play: Beauty for Roman Girls
• Eve D'Ambra, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Art at Vassar College, is the author of Art and Identity in the Roman World (published in the Roman Art) and Roman Women (the latter forthcoming from CambridgeUniversity Press). Her interests are portraiture and funerary commemoration, especially among non-elite patrons of the Roman empire. Her lecture focuses on portraits of Roman girls in order to assess ideals of beauty or standards of personal appearance in the late first through second centuries C.E. The marble heads and busts, although often highly conventionalized as standard portrait types, convey attitudes toward the acquisition of femininity and techniques of self-fashioning. Other artifacts of material culture, such as girls' dolls, also allow us to see how ideals of beauty were transformed by practice.
• Reception @ 7PM, Location TBA

Coordinator:  Nicole Roylance
Chair:              Giles Knox