UVA alumna and former intern at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, has joined the staff at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Fayerweather Hall, McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia
Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures presents
Screening Inequality: “También la lluvia”
Humanities Week 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: New Cabell 058
Synopsis: As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.
Wilson Hall 142, University of Virginia
Darren Ranco, University of Maine
Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University
Moderator: Karenne Wood, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Presented as part of the Environmental Humanities Symposium
Thursday, April 6 + Friday, April 7, 2017
1 West Range, Hotel A, University of Virginia
This two-day interdisciplinary conference brings together established and emerging scholars of colonialism, settler-colonialism, and race for a discussion of law, violence, borders, war, property, sovereignty, the global, and the humanities in different contexts around the globe.
National Museum of Women in the Arts | Washington, D.C. | February 17–May 14, 2017
Allison Bigelow, Assistant Professor of Spanish at UVA, has won two fellowships for her research on how European and indigenous empires responded to the same metallic materials in different ways. The Huntington awarded Bigelow a Barbara Thom fellowship, and the American Council of Learned Societies awarded her an ACLS Fellowship.
"Beyond Ancient Maya Temples, Palaces, and Tombs: How Maya Archaeologists Discovered the 99% Through the Study of Pre-Columbian Settlement Patterns"
Lecture by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Jeremy A. Sabloff
5 p.m. - Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library auditorium
Reception to Follow
Current scholarly understandings of Pre-Columbian Maya civilization are quite different from the traditional model of ancient Maya civilization that dominated the field of Maya studies until recently and still dominates public perception of the ancient Maya. In part, this new view is due to both the significant increase in archaeological studies in the Maya area in the past few decades and the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic texts, which have provided new insights into Maya history. However, much of the change is due to the introduction and rapid spread of settlement pattern studies more than a half a century ago. This lecture examines the major impact of the methodology of settlement pattern research on Maya archaeology and how such studies have moved archaeological studies away from their concentration on the ruling elites to a broader, more realistic approach that looks at elites and commoners alike.
Jeremy Sabloff is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, and former director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum (1994-2004). An archaeologist, he recently retired as president of the Santa Fe Institute, where he continues as a member of the external faculty. He has written or edited 21 books and monographs on ancient Maya civilization, the rise of complex societies and cities, the history of archaeology, and the relevance of archaeology in the modern world. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Antiquaries (London). The Society for American Archaeology honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal.
The Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative has awarded fellowships to three Arts & Sciences faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year as part of an effort to establish UVA as a research center of excellence for the study of the Indigenous arts. The new Mellon Arts Fellows are:
- Matthew Burtner, Professor and Chair, McIntire Department of Music
S. Max Edelson, Associate Professor of History, Corcoran Department of History
Douglas Fordham, Associate Professor of Art History, McIntire Department of Art