Past Event

Christine Goettler - Mount Potosí in Antwerp, 1635: Colonial Imagination and the Power of the Ephemeral

April 24, 2018 - April 25, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Fayerweather Hall (Room 411/513), Columbia University, 1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

April 24, 2018 from 10AM-12PM in 513 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 

April 25, 2018 from 10AM-12PM in 411 Fayerweather Hall, Columbia University
1180 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

Speaker: Christine Goettler, Professor and Chair of Art History Department, University of Bern

Please join the Making and Knowing Project (a cluster of the Center for Science and Society) as they welcome Professor Goettler for a two-day series. She will begin on April 24 with her lecture “Mount Potosí in Antwerp, 1635: Colonial Imagination and the Power of the Ephemeral” followed by a discussion session.

On April 25, she will give a short lecture on “Materials, Immateriality, Spirit,” which will discuss the “Materialized Identities” project, and answer student research questions and problems. Students, please think about a case or problem in your research that you would like to discuss with her and the audience (this is not a requirement of attendance).

Christine Goettler has written extensively on art history and material culture of the early modern period, and she is the founder and co-director of the large collaborative project on Materialized Identities (be sure to see the blog which is full of wonderful information on materials). She is also a collaborator on the exploration and analysis of the collection of a wealthy merchant-banker of Antwerp, Emmanuel Ximenez (1564-1632), and she constructed the wonderfully useful online inventory of this fascinating individual.

This event is open to students, staff, professors from Columbia University and outside affiliates. Attendance at both sessions is not obligatory, however, RSVP is required. Please email Pamela Smith at [email protected] to confirm registration.

For students interested in receiving feedback from Professor Goettler, please send a one-page statement describing your research problem or case study to Pamela by April 20, 2018.