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Visiting Speakers in Art History

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2014—“Contemplating an Empire: Greek Artistic Responses to the Neo-Assyrian World”, lecture by Ann Gunter, Northwestern University

2014— “Isle of Druids & Celtic Warriors?  Britain on the Eve of Roman Invasion”, AIA lecture by Simon James, Leicester University

2014—“Thick Sections: A History of Gas Works Park by Richard Haag”, lecture by Thaisa Way, University of Washington

2014—“Between Babylon, Rome, and Judaea: Gardens and Quotation at the Palaces of Herod the Great”, lecture by Rabun Taylor, University of Texas at Austin

2013—“Rembrandt and Dou: Rivalry in Self-Portrayal”, lecture by Perry Chapman, University of Delaware

2013—“Individuality and Innovation in Ancient Greek Sculpture”, AIA lecture by Andrew Stewart, University of California Berkeley

2013—"The Art of Provenance Research: WWII-era Research Projects at the Smithsonian Institution," lecture by Jane Milosch, Smithsonian

2012—"Refashioning Josephine: Female Political Agency in Napoleonic France," Lecture by Susan Taylor Leduc, Trinity College, Paris

2012—"Bernini's Terracotta Sketches and the Fire of Art," lecture by Steven Ostrow, University of Minnesota

2012—"Images of Rule in the Age of Revolution: Napoleon Bonaparte and Antonio Canova," lecture by Christopher Johns, Vanderbilt University

2012—"Josephine at Malmaison," lecture by Bernard Chevallier, Musee National des Chateaux de Malmaison Bois-Preau

2012—"Popular and Profane Experiences with the Sublime: The Temple as a Social and Cultural Focus in Egypt," AIA lecture by Lanny Bell, Brown University

2012—"The Appropriation of Egypt in Ancient Italy," lecture by Maria Swetnam-Burland, William and Mary College

2012—"Nature's Therapy-Healing Gardens in Medical Facilities," lecture by Reuben Rainey, University of Virginia

2012—"Science and Phantasmagoria in the Twilight of Enlightenment," lecture by Martial Guedron, Université de Strasbourg

2012—"Why Archaeology Matters: The Case of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls," AIA lecture by Robert Cargill, University of Iowa
2011—"A Tale of Two Bronze Age Shipwrecks,” AIA lecture by Roger Williamson, M.D., University of Iowa

2011—"Exoticism and Dutch Culture in a Global Context, 1600-1650," lecture by Claudia Swan, Northwestern University

2011—"Ancient Rome and South Asia: Commercial and Cultural Exchanges," lecture by Sethuraman Suresh, Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C.

2011—The Archaeological Exploration of Sikyon: A Comprehensive Approach to the Study of a Greek City-State, AIA lecture by Yannis Lolos, University of Thessaly

2011—"Interpretations of the Past: The Roman Forum from Antiquity to the Present Day," lecture by David Watkin, University of Cambridge

2011—"Good Humor: Caricature and Satire in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," UIMA lecture by Nadine Orenstein, Metropolitan Museum of Art

2010—"Land of Unfinished Monuments": The Ruins-in-Reverse of Nineteenth-Century America," AIA lecture by Nicholas Yablon, University of Iowa

2010—"Financing Urban Redevelopment in 17th-century Rome: The Case of Stefano's Proposal for Piazza Colonna," lecture by Dorothy Metzger Habel, University of Tennessee

2010—"Papal Museums and 'National' Patrimony: The Origins of Modern Cultural Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century Rome," lecture by Christopher Johns, Vanderbilt University

2010—"Highways to Heaven (and Hell): Wayside Crosses and the Making of Late Medieval Landscape," lecture by Achim Timmermann, University of Michigan

2010—"Imports, Heirlooms and Second-hand Goods: New Perspectives on Domestic Sculpture in Pompeii," lecture by Jessica Powers, San Antonio Museum of Art

2010—"Technological Innovation in Imperial Rome: What Can Ancient Concrete Tell Us about Roman Society?" AIA lecture by Lynne Lancaster, Ohio University

2010—"The Rich Tomb of an Etruscan Lady in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," lecture by Richard De Puma, University of Iowa

2010—"Caesar's Crown" lecture by Michael Koortbojian, Princeton University

2010—"If the axle breaks, what is left of their bodies? Construction Traffic in Ancient Rome," lecture by Diane Favro, University of California Los Angeles

2010—"The Alhambra: Real and Imagined,” lecture by D. Fairchild Ruggles, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

2009—"Henry Ossawa Tanner: An International Retrospective-An Exhibition in Progress," lecture by Anna Marley, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

2009—"Making the Mummies Dance from Space," AIA lecture by Sarah Helen Parcak, University of Alabama at Birmingham

2009—"Is this our Princeps? Reflections on an unusual Augustan head in Cedar Rapids," lecture by Richard De Puma, University of Iowa

2009—"Identity and Architecture: Iowa and the Prairie Schools," lecture by Richard Guy Wilson, University of Virginia

2009—"From Buffon to Cuvier: Black Bodies in the French Visual Arts," lecture by Anne LaFont, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris

2009—"Why Art? The Cultural Response to Hurricane Katrina," lecture by David Houston, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

2009—"Arnold Böcklin Mountains. Art in the Age of Psychology", lecture by Hubertus Kohle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

2009—"The Reuse of Statues in Ancient Roman Fountains," AIA lecture by Brenda Longfellow, University of Iowa

2009—"Building Fascist Bodies," lecture by Professor Terry Kirk, American University in Rome