The PhD in Cultural Mediations offers students a range of engaging research seminars with a strong interdisciplinary focus. These seminars are cross-listed and can be applied towards different graduate programs. Every few weeks, this page features a new graduate seminar offered in a forthcoming term. For a full course listing, please follow this link.

Spring Semester 2021

CLMD 6102 Issues in Transnationalism /ARTH 5115 Topics in Modern and Contemporary Art with Ming Tiampo

London, Asia, Art, Worlds

This course will be taught in conjunction with the month-long conference London, Asia, Art, Worlds co-organized by Ming Tiampo with Hammad Nassar and Sarah Turner from the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art in London. The course will spend the first half of the course preparing for the conference and considering the future of cultural programming in an increasingly digital and global environment given the constraints of the current pandemic as well as the transnational opportunities that it opens up. The second half of the course will consist of a digitally mediated international experience through enhanced engagement with the conference and its participants.

London, Asia, Art, Worlds posits London as a key site in the construction of art historical narratives in Asia, and reflects on the ways in which the growing field of modern and contemporary art history in Asia intersects with and challenges existing histories of British art. By excavating historical entanglements and relational comparisons that link London and Asia, the conference questions the boundaries of national and regional histories, and explores new distributive and decolonial models of writing art histories.