History of Art Chair Lisa Saltzman Gives Keynote at UCLA Symposium

Posted November 6th, 2014 at 11:29 am.

On Saturday, October 25, History of Art Professor Lisa Saltzman delivered the keynote at the 49th Annual UCLA Art History Graduate Student Association Symposium, which was held at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

The topic of the symposium was “(Re) Mediation.”

The symposium provided a forum for emerging scholars to explore the notion of (re)mediation from a wide variety of historical, cultural, methodological, and disciplinary perspectives. Broadly defined, (re)mediation can refer to remedy, reworking, or reuse as well as to questions of artistic medium and attendant technology.

Among the eight graduate students presenting—from graduate programs at UCLA, Berkeley, Princeton, Harvard, Williams and UT Austin— was Lucie Steinberg ’08, who is now at Harvard.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities and Chair of the History of Art Department at Bryn Mawr College, Saltzman received her bachelor’s from Princeton in 1988 and her Ph.D. from Harvard in 1994. She has received fellowships from the DAAD, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, the Clark Art Institute, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

At Bryn Mawr, she teaches courses in modern and contemporary art and, from 2003-2009, served as the Director of the Center for Visual Culture. Saltzman is the author of Anselm Kiefer and Art after Auschwitz (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and Making Memory Matter: Strategies of Remembrance in Contemporary Art (University of Chicago Press, 2006) and is the co-editor, with Eric Rosenberg, of Trauma and Visuality in Modernity (University Press of New England, 2006). She is currently at work on a new book about the “afterlife” of photography in contemporary culture, Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects, forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press.

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