Past Event
Art History
Saturday, December 1
Inaugural Rice/Humboldt Faculty Colloquium: Politics, Media, Medium

About the Event

Rice University will be hosting faculty from Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany) for the Inaugural Rice/Humboldt Faculty Colloquium: Politics, Media, Medium.

Friday, November 30 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 1 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Friday, November 30, 2018:

HUMA 327

2:00-2:10: Opening Remarks - Graham Bader and Christian Emden (Rice)

2:10-3:30: Panel 1: Image Politics

- Holger Brohm (HU), “How the Others Lived: The Visual Regimes of Migration and Poverty in Social Documentary Photography of New York and Berlin, circa 1900”
- Sophie Esch (Rice), “The Instant: Firing Squads as Political Paradigm and Aesthetic Experience in Mexico”

3:50-5:10: Panel 2: Judgment and Infrastructure

- Martin Blumenthal-Barby (Rice), “The Enigma of Judgment: Arendt and Kant”
- Jan Claas van Treeck (HU), “Media as Infrastructure”


Saturday, December 1, 2018:

Moody Center for the Arts

9:00-9:30: Refreshments available

9:30-11:30: Panel 1: Circulating Media, 1200-1600

- Diane Wolfthal (Rice), “Sterile Coins, Bleeding Hosts, and Anti-Semitism in an Unpublished French Illumination”
- Jitske Jasperse (HU), “Buried Coins and Seals: Making the Invisible Visible?”
- Susan Huang (Rice), “Elite Uighurs as Cultural Middlemen in Buddhist Printing in the Mongol Empire”

12:50-2:10: Panel 2: Urban Spaces, Urban Politics

- Sarah Whiting (Rice), “Urban Largesse”
- Katja Bernhardt (HU), “Instagrammability as Incantation of a new Russian Soul? Zaryadye Park in Moscow”

2:30-3:50: Panel 3: Media Extensions: The Monstrous and the Celestial

- Gordon Hughes (Rice), “Hogarth’s Hollow Bodies”
- Inge Hinterwaldner (HU/Karlsruhe), “Celestial Medium”
3:50-4:00: Closing Remarks - Graham Bader and Christian Emden (Rice)

Directions & Parking


Humanities Building