OCTOBER 27, 2016
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Arts of the Islamic World

The Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the arts of the Islamic world, to start July 1, 2017. We seek a scholar whose work emphasizes methodological innovation as well as connections between Islamic and other traditions, and who is interested in cross-field collaboration within the department and the university. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment required. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and names and contact information for three referees online here. For more information, contact Prof. Dell Upton, Chair, Search Committee. Application deadline: December 15, 2016.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

NOVEMBER 17, 2016
"Somebody Else's Life: Autobiography and Documentary in Iberian and European Modern Art" by Estrella de Diego

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OCTOBER 21, 2016
Film Screening - "Lela Karayannis: The Fragrance of a Heroine"

Please join Professor Sharon Gerstel at Saint Sophia Cathedral on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:30 am for a special screening with filmmaker Vassilis Loules of Lela Karayannis: The Fragrance of a Heroine.  The screening will be followed by a Q&A and “Bagels & Kouloria Brunch” free for all attendees.

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OCTOBER 22, 2016
UCLA Art History Graduate Symposium 2016 - Killing Time: Temporality in Visual Culture

Please join us for the 2016 UCLA Art History Graduate Symposium entitled “Killing Time: Temporality in Visual Culture” on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  The symposium is inspired, in part, by the upcoming 2017 Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, whose organizing principle assumes that time is a unifying factor across geographic and national borders. Latin America and Los Angeles operate “on the same time,” but what does that mean?

In the nation’s oldest student-organized art history symposium, join emerging scholars at the Hammer Museum from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm with a special keynote address by Dylan Miner, Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at Michigan State University.  Click here to visit the symposium website, and here for more info about visiting the Hammer!

OCTOBER 20, 2016
Lecture - Jack London: Journalist and Photographer

Please join the department for a special talk by Sue Hodson, Curator of Literary Manuscripts at the Huntington Library on Thursday, October 20 at 1 pm in Dodd Hall 275.  Organized by Professor Burglind Jungmann in connection with her seminar Korea through the Foreign Lens: Photographs by Burton Holmes and Jack London, this event is free and open to the public.

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OCTOBER 20, 2016
Film Screening: Kisses to the Children

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Please join the department on Thursday, October 20 at 5:30 pm in Royce Hall 314 for an event featuring a screening of the documentary Kisses to the Children followed by a Q&A with Director Vassilis Loules.  This event is free and open to the public; RSVP here to receive an event reminder and feel free to share widely!

OCTOBER 18, 2016
Lecture by Dr. Massimo Rospocher - Julius II: the Warrior Pope Between Celebration and Condemnation

Please join the department on Tuesday, October 18 at 5:30 pm for a special lecture by Dr. Massimo Rospocher entitled Julius II: the Warrior Pope Between Celebration and Condemnation. Co-organized by Professor Bronwen Wilson for the Department of Art History along with the Department of Italian and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, this event is free and open to the public; please contact Allison Kershner with any questions.

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OCTOBER 13 AND 18, 2016
October Lectures at CMRS

Please join our colleagues at the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in October for two special lectures organized by our faculty member Professor Sharon Gerstel. Contact CMRS with any questions and for more details!cmrs-lecture_herrin-judith-101316

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OCTOBER 13, 2016
UCLA Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities: Manfred Heiting

Join the Department for the first UCLA Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities featuring designer, editor, curator, and collector Manfred Heiting speaking on the topic of What is an Original Photograph?  

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AUGUST 26, 2016
The Burton Holmes Collection at UCLA

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The UCLA Department of Art History is pleased to announce the availability of our open-access special collection “The Travels of Burton Holmes”.  Donated by Holmes in 1957, the Burton Holmes Collection at UCLA includes more than 16,000 hand-painted 3.5×4” glass lantern slides made between 1887 and 1937. In addition to a rich array of images of monuments and local festivals, the collection highlights many major historical events. These include, but are not limited to, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, the 1906 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, several World’s Fairs, the construction of the Panama Canal, and the First World War.

The current site includes the explorer’s images from the Russo-Japanese War and his travels in Italy. More images will be added once they have been scanned and catalogued. includes more than 16,000 hand-painted 3.5×4” glass lantern slides made between 1887 and 1937. In addition to a rich array of images of monuments and local festivals, the collection highlights many major historical events. These include, but are not limited to, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05, the 1906 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, several World’s Fairs, the construction of the Panama Canal, and the First World War.

In collaboration with Principal Investigator Professor Steven Nelson, this site was created with assistance from The UCLA Center for Digital Humanties (CDH) , who provided expertise with Omeka, the software that we are currently using to display the collection. CDH staff set up the site and uploaded all of the images and metadata to it, and CDH continues to provide web hosting for the collection. We are very grateful to The Kress Foundation, which provided funding for the scanning and cataloguing of the Italy material.

Click here to visit the collection!