Aug. 27, 2009

LAS, Design series gives faculty a practice venue

by Anne Krapfl

The "Works in Progress" lecture series brings together faculty from the colleges of Design and Liberal Arts and Sciences to talk informally about their work. Assistant professor of art history April Eisman launched the series spring semester to provide a supportive venue in which faculty can try out new ideas or do a trial run of a conference presentation.

Works in Progress series
Fridays, 5:45 p.m.
130 Design

Talks in the series begin at 5:45 p.m. Fridays in 130 Design. All are welcome. Talks range from 20 to 45 minutes and are followed by a collegial Q&A session.

The fall semester lineup is as follows:

  • Sept. 4: John Cunnally, art history, "Architectura Numismatica: Ancient Coins as Sources for Renaissance Architects"
  • Sept. 18: John Monroe, history, "Developing Art Négre: 'Authenticity' and Photographs of Colonial Material Culture in Interwar France"
  • Oct. 2: Ann Sobiech-Munson, architecture, "Lewis Mumford's Lever House: Writing a House of Glass"
  • Oct. 30: Chad Gasta, Spanish, "Music in the Missions: Early Opera and Indigenous Musical Culture in the Jesuit Missions of South America"
  • Nov. 13: Madeleine Henry, classical studies, "Venues for Prostitution in Ancient Greece"
  • Dec. 4: Miriam Engler, landscape architecture, "Landscape Drawings in Perspective: The Work of Gordon Cullen, 1947-1961"