Indiana University Bloomington

Department of the History of Art

Burke Lecture Series

  Burke Lecture Series Archive

2010-2011 Burke Lecture Series

Dr. Melion will give his talk “In sensus candentem imaginem: Varieties of the Spiritual Image in Cornelis Galle’s Life of Blessed Father Ignatius of Loyola (1610)” on Wednesday, October 20th at 4:30 pm. in Woodburn Hall 100

Walter Melion is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History at Emory University in Atlanta., having previously taught at Duke University and The Johns Hopkins University.  In addition to monographs on Jerónimo Nadal’s Adnotationes et meditations in Evangelia (Philadelphia: 2003-2007) and on scriptural illustration in the 16th-century Low Countries  (New York and London: 2009), his books include Shaping the Netherlandish Canon: Karel van Mander’s “Schilder-Boeck” (Chicago: 1991) and The Meditative Art: Studies in the Northern  Devotional Print, 1550-1625 (Philadelphia: 2009).   He has co-edited numerous volumes, most recently Image and Imagination of the Religious Self in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Turnhout: 2008) and Early Modern Eyes (Leiden: 2009).  Forthcoming this year are The Meditative Image in Northern Art, 1500-1700 (Turnhout: 2010) and Meditatio: Theory and Practice in Late Medieval and Early Modern Intellectual Culture (Leiden: 2010). He is currently writing a book entitled ‘Maria Pictura’: Marian Image-Theory and Praxis in the Low Countries, 1575-1625.  He was recently elected Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Ousterhout will give his talk talk “Is Nothing Sacred? A Modernist Encounter at the Holy Sepulchre” on Friday, October 22nd at 5:30 pm. in Fine Arts 102

Robert Ousterhout teaches Byzantine Art and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Center for Ancient Studies and chairs the graduate groups for the History of Art and the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World.  The former President of the U.S. National Committee for Byzantine Studies, his research focuses on the documentation and interpretation of the vanishing architectural heritage of the eastern Mediterranean, in particular the Byzantine architecture, monumental art, and urbanism of Constantinople and Cappadocia.  He has published 15 books, including The Art of the Kariye Camii (London-Istanbul, 2002), A Byzantine Settlement in Cappadocia, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 42 (Washington, DC, 2005), The Byzantine Monuments of the Evros/Meriç River Valley (Thessaloniki, 2007, with Ch. Bakirtzis), and Master Builders of Byzantium (2nd paperback edition, University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications, 2008).

Dr. Stiles will give her talk “Ever so Far at Close Shooting Range: Warhol’s Polaroid Photographs” on Friday, November 12th at 4:30 pm. in Fine Arts 102

Kristine Stiles is professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She is an internationally recognized specialist in contemporary global art and theory, performance art, and destruction, violence, and trauma in art. She has taught and lectured internationally on the subject of “cultures of trauma,” the term she coined in 1993 to theorize visual representations of trauma in art, literature, film, and society.  
Stiles is the co-editor with Peter Selz of Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists’ Writings (1996), forthcoming from the University of California Press in November 2010 in a 2nd edition, revised and expanded by Stiles. Her book Correspondence Course: An Epistolary History of Carolee Schneemann and her Circle is also forthcoming in November 2010 from Duke University Press.  
She is currently completing Concerning Consequences of Trauma in Art and Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2011), and Uncorrupted Joy:  Art Actions, History, and Social Value (University of California Press, 2012). With Dr. Kathy O’Dell, she is also working on World Art Since 1945, a survey of global art.  
Stiles has authored numerous artists’ monographs; published widely in international art journals, exhibition catalogues, and artist’s books, including most recently Marina Abramovic (Phaidon Press, 2008) and States of Mind: Dan & Lia Perjovschi (2007).   
She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including an Honorary Doctorate from Dartington College of Arts & University of Plymouth, England; the J. William Fulbright; and the John Simon Guggenheim for her work on documentary photography of the nuclear age. Stiles is also an artist and equestrian.