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History of Art alumni organize symposium and exhibition at SF Camerawork

Kathy Zarur (PhD 2015) and Bridget Gilman (PhD 2013) have co-organized, along with Makeda Best, "Zones of Representation: Photographing Contested Landscapes."

Nachiket Chanchani to give a series of invited talks at leading European universities

Chanchani to lecture on conservation challenges in India and the Himalayas, among other topics.

One of the three largest departments of art history in North America with specialists covering every major continent, Michigan has ranked among the top art history doctoral programs nationally. The department traces its origins to 1910, and has been home to some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. In keeping with this long tradition, we encourage interdisciplinary work to take advantage of the University’s great strengths across fields, including anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, film studies, women’s studies, area studies, and law.  


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