Heidelberg-Getty Dissertation Workshop on East Asian Art History

Heidelberg-Getty Dissertation Workshop on East Asian Art History

Mentor Lecture Series on Research Methods
Connecting Art Histories
Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies

Open to the Public
July 22-25, 2019

 

To complement the Getty-sponsored Connecting Art Histories Dissertation Workshop sessions at Heidelberg University this summer, five faculty mentors will offer perspectives on their approach to research. The format is informal, hence the humorous, slightly irreverent titles. The one exception is the first presentation offered by Lothar Ledderose who is celebrating his 50th years of research at Heidelberg. He will explore the state of the field by means of assessing ground-breaking dissertations that changed the direction of research in East Asian art history.

1. Monday, July 22, 2019, 5pm-6pm
Senior professor Lothar Ledderose
“Four 20th Century Ph.D. Theses that Changed the Field “
a Golden Jubiläum Address
Karls Jasper Center Rm. 212
Description: On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Prof. Ledderose’s tenure at Heidelberg University on July 7, 2019 (he passed his doctoral examination and defended his dissertation on July 7, 1969!) he will explore what constitutes a successful doctoral thesis.

2. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11am-12pm
Prof. Dr. Craig Clunas, The University of Oxford, Trinity College (Emeritus)
“Chaotic Book Buying”
Hauptstr. 47/51 – HS I (Institute of Psychology)
Description: This talk will look at the role of chance and chaos in the practice of scholarship.

3. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Prof. Dr. Sarah E. Fraser, Heidelberg University, IKO
“Walk the Battlefield”
Karls Jasper Center Rm. 212
Description: Inspired by family trips to American Civil War battlefields, later academic mentors urged “get out of the library” and work directly with artists. Discussion of the importance of space in understanding artist’s practice in western China.

4. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Prof. Dr. Shane McCausland, Percival David Professor of the History of Art, SOAS, University of London
“It’s Called Fieldwork––so why does it often involve climbing Mountains?”
Historical Lecturehall (Hörsaal) III (HS 010), Plöck 55 – Psychology Department

5. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5pm-6pm
Prof. Dr. Yukio Lippit, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
“The Method in the Madness” Talking through methods.
Historical Lecture Hall (Hörsaal) III (HS 010), Plöck 55 – Psychology Department

 

Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies
Heidelberg University
Voss str. 2 | Building 4010
69115 Heidelberg, Germany


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