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Monument, Memory, Art History

 June 15 - 16, 2001

This two-day working colloquium explored various issues involving the constitution of art history and the creation of monuments in preparation for a proposed book, Monument, Memory, Art History. The goal was to coordinate the essays for the volume, tighten its organization, improve its focus, and facilitate the writing of an introduction and conclusion to the book. This colloquium was organized by Robert Nelson, University of Chicago, and Margaret Olin, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Participants included: Jonathan Bordo (Trent University), Julia Bryan-Wilson (Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkeley), Keith Moxey (Barnard College and Columbia University), Tapati Guha-Thakurta (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, India), Ruth Phillips (University of British Columbia), Mitchell Schwartzer (California College of the Arts), Lan-ying Tseng (University of Southern California), Irene Winter (Harvard University), and Richard Wittman (University of California, Santa Barbara and Southern California Institute of Architecture).