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Materialities: Ancient and Modern

A Conversation with Jaś Elsner and Annabel Wharton, facilitated by Ra’anan Boustan and Rachel Neis
Friday, April 13, 2018
12:00-2:00 PM
Room 1014 Tisch Hall Map
How do the materials of antiquity, from everyday objects and paintings to monumental buildings, make their way into contemporary lives and scholarship? What bearing have these traces of ancient material culture had on contemporary culture? Toggling between antiquity and the present, noted art historians Annabel Wharton and Jaś Elsner will discuss the modern afterlives of ancient materials—their transmissions, citations, and repurposings. In concert with this year’s Frankel Institute theme of Jews and the Material in Antiquity, the conversation will also address the vexed role of Jews and Judaism in the formation of modern conceptions of materiality and historiography on visuality and religion.

Event Accessibility: There is an elevator and accessible and gender neutral restroom on the first floor of the building. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, contact the Judaic Studies office at or 734-763-9047.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Jewish Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies, History of Art, Classical Studies, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Interdepartmental Program in Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology