Conferences, Core Program

Objects (Day 1)

Glitched version of Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, Francesco Mazzola, (1523 - 1524). Original image downloaded from Wikimedia.

Date/Time
Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location
Charles E. Young Research Library, Room 11360
280 Charles E. Young Drive, North

Core Program 2017–18
Becoming Media

Conference 1: Objects

—a conference organized by Sarah Tindal Kareem, University of California, Los Angeles, and Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles

Despite the absence of a clearly articulated concept of medium, new ways of transmitting thought proliferated in the early modern period, as did reflection on the meaning of these new forms. This series of conferences investigates the objects, practices, and modes of attention associated with these new modes of communication and expression in the early modern and modern periods.

Our first conference, Objects, approaches the long history of media by way of material culture and the history of technology.

Image
Edited version of:
Parmigianino, 1503–1540
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
Oil on convex panel, ca. 1524
Kunsthistorisches Museum


Speakers
Stefan Andriopoulos, Columbia University
Theo Davis, Northeastern University
Crystal B. Lake, Wright State University
Christina Lupton, University of Warwick
Paula McDowell, New York University
Julie Park, Huntington Library
Matthew J. Rigilano, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow
Liam Cole Young, Carleton University


Friday, October 27, 2017

9:30 a.m. Morning Coffee and Registration

10:00 a.m. Helen Deutsch, University of California, Los Angeles
Welcome

Sarah Tindal Kareem and Davide Panagia, University of California, Los Angeles
Opening Remarks

10:15 a.m. Session 1
Moderator: Kirstie McClure, University of California, Los Angeles

Julie Park, Huntington Library
“Projective Casts: Fictions of the Camera Obscura in Eighteenth-Century Culture and Contemporary Art”

11:00 a.m. Theo Davis, Northeastern University
“Body as Medium: Daniel Stern’s Forms of Vitality”

11:45 a.m. Coffee Break

12:00 p.m. Stefan Andriopoulos, Columbia University
“Enlightenment, Rumor, and Reading Addiction”

12:45 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. Session 2
Moderator: Joshua Foa Dienstag, University of California, Los Angeles

Christina Lupton, University of Warwick
“Medium Free Time”

2:45 p.m. Matthew J. Rigilano, Ahmanson-Getty Fellow
“’Where This ends, and where That begins’: Mediating Chit-Chat in the Eighteenth Century”

3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. Session 3
Moderator: Cody Trojan, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles

Crystal B. Lake, Wright State University
“Metal Time: Media and Archaeology in the Deep Nineteenth Century”

4:30 p.m. Reception


After booking Day 1 below please remember to also book your spot for Day 2.


Registration Form

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