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Department of History of Art


The 12th Annual Cambridge-Columbia Symposium took place in New York on Friday 5th April, thanks to the generosity of sponsor Dr John Weber and the support of the Columbia University Department of Art History and Archaeology.  

The event saw six Cambridge PhD students present papers alongside six counterparts from Columbia on the theme of 'Art, Architecture, and Climate'.  

Rather remarkably, the 4.8 magnitude New York earthquake that day shook the room whilst a Columbia student was giving her paper on anxiety about the Deluge and other existential threats in medieval Venice.  Who says art history doesn't matter?!