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The Department of History of Art is delighted to be part of a very successful exchange programme with Columbia University in New York.

The Cambridge-Columbia Symposium brings together graduate students from our History of Art Department and from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. The Symposium supports an informal research exchange via the presentation of academic papers and the sharing of research ideas. The Symposium has taken place annually since 2011 and each year the location alternates between Cambridge and Columbia. Each year’s Symposium explores a theme.

You can see information on the Symposiums which have taken place since 2011 via the poster links. This year’s Symposium took place on 1 March 2019 in Cambridge and explored the theme of ‘Art and Memory’.

Session 1

Brian van Oppen, Columbia University
Radiant Bodies, Remembered: Etruscan Candelabra at the Tomb

Luise Scheidt, University of Cambridge
The Memory of the Ideal Ruler: Commemorating the Cambrai Wars in the Funerary Monument to Doge Leonardo Loredan

Adam Harris Levine, Columbia University
Putting a Face to a Name (and Some Names to Some Bones) in Sixteenth-Century Habsburg Europe

Session 2

Frances Rothwell-Hughes, University of Cambridge
Mockery and Memory: Humour in Heraldic Display

Isabella Lores-Chavez, Columbia University
Sweet Illusions: The Colonial Still Life in the Age of Chocolate Exchange

Sophia Merkin, Columbia University
Colonialisms Past and Present: Marian Maguire, Appropriation, and National Memory

Session 3

Lucas Giles, University of Cambridge
Historic Architecture and Digital Technologies: Recovering the Memory of Lost Choir Screens in Medieval Italy

Chiara Capulli, University of Cambridge
Perpetuating the Memory of San Benedetto fuori alla Porta Pinti after the 1529 Guasto of Florence

Barthélemy Glama, Columbia University
From the Palace to the Museum: Versailles and the Building of a National Memory in Nineteenth-Century France

Session 4

Alice Blow, University of Cambridge
Absent Presence: An Ambiguous Renaissance Triple Portrait

Jeewon Kim, Columbia University
Virtuous Women, Commemorative Portraiture, and the Cultural Politics of Decolonization in Korea


Related Links

Cambridge-Columbia poster

CCS Poster 2014

CCS Poster 2015

CCS Poster 2016

Cambridge Columbia Symposium Poster 2017

CCS Poster 2018

Cambridge Columbia Poster 2019