Friday, July 31: 11AM – 1PM EST (8-11 PST, 4-6 PM UK, 11-1 PM SGT)
A book launch for new books in East Asian art history, a gathering for art historians, and a time to reflect on the future of the field.
In an unprecedented year, 2020 will also see the publication of an exceptionally diverse and wide-ranging list of books on East Asian art history. Please join us for “Envisioning East Asian Art History: 20 Books in 2020,” and meet the first-time authors of these monographs to consider the present and future of East Asian art history. We hope to come together as a community to celebrate the breadth and richness of these new publications, ranging from the tomb arts of the 3rd century BC to contemporary Japanese calligraphy, from early modern painting to textile arts, from canonical classics of calligraphy to modern design.
We ask: What can art history do to facilitate mutual understanding of complex histories of exchange, encounter, and creation? What kinds of historical sympathy can we achieve through writing and teaching art history? What challenges do we face, and how do we envision the role of this field in the crucial conversations of the future?
This event is organized by the Society for the Promotion of International English-Language Scholarship on East Asian Art History (SPIELSEAAH).
With support from University of Washington Press, University of California Press, Columbia University Press, and Harvard University Asia Center Press.