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Mellon Research Seminar

2014-2015 Forum on Color

All meetings Tuesdays, 12–2p in the Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum unless otherwise noted. Open to invited guests only.

  • September 9, 12:00 pm

    Welcome and Introductions

  • September 16, 12:00 pm

    Planning Session / Shared Readings

  • September 16, 4:30 pm

    Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum

    2014-2015 Fellows Welcome Reception

  • September 23, 12:00 pm

    Lori Tharps, Pigmentocracy: Lifting the Veil of Colorism in America
    Respondent: Dhanveer Brar

  • September 30, 12:00 pm

    Ruth Toulson, The Color of Death: Ritual, Materiality, and the Corpse
    Respondent: Ayako Kano

  • October 7, 12:00 pm

    Jennifer Harford Vargas, The Spectrum of Dictatorial Power in the Latina/o Imaginary
    Respondent: Jim English

  • October 14, 12:00 pm

    Nicholas Gaskill, Vibrant Environments: The Feel of Color from the White Whale to the Red Wheelbarrow
    Respondent: Antje Prannkuchen

  • October 28, 12:00 pm

    Roundtable: Science and Perception
    Gary Hatfield, Kevin Connolly, Simon Finger, Nick Gaskill, Meredith Bak, Orkan Telhan, and Lisa Bourla

  • November 4, 12:00 pm

    Lisa Bourla, Scientific Illustration in Color at the Turn of the Florentine Seicento
    Respondent: Orkan Telhan

  • November 11, 12:00 pm

    Meredith Bak, Shading Experience: Color Education and the Formation of the Modern Subject
    Respondent: Kirk Fiereck

  • November 18, 12:00 pm

    Chi-ming Yang
    Respondent: Sheshalatha Reddy

  • November 25, 12:00 pm

    Tyler Williams, Account Books and Holy Books: Merchant Religious and Literary Culture in Early Modern India
    Respondent: Kavita Daiya

  • December 2, 12:00 pm

    Wazhmah Osman, The Color of Freedom and Repression: Global Soap Operas and the Afghan Culture Wars
    Respondent: Rozaliya Garipova

  • December 9, 12:00 pm

    Kavita Daiya, "Unhealthy Obsessions": Race, Aesthetics, and Secularism in South Asian Literature
    Respondent: Faisal Chaudhry

  • January 20, 12:00 pm

    Kevin Connolly, Learning to Perceive Color
    Respondent: Gary Hatfield

  • February 3, 12:00 pm

    Sheshalatha Reddy, Cellular Structures/Circulating Bodies: The Red, Green, and In-Between Spaces and Networks of Fenian Resistance
    Respondent: Chi-ming Yang

  • February 10, 12:00 pm

    Ayako Kano, Fading Out and Blending in Erotic Colors: A Cultural History of Japanese Discursive Paradigms on Sexuality
    Respondent: Ahmad Almallah

  • February 17, 12:00 pm

    Elizabeth Della Zazzera, The Illumination of Restoration Paris
    Respondent: Gina Rivera

  • February 24, 12:00 pm

    Gary Hatfield, Perceiving Color: Subjectivity and Objectivity in Practice
    Respondent: Andrew McAninch

  • March 3, 12:00 pm

    Leonard Norman Primiano, The Complexion of God: The Spiritualized Aesthetics of Color in Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement
    Respondent: Ruth Toulson

  • March 17, 12:00 pm

    Gina Rivera, The French Instrumental Origins of Tone Color
    Respondent: Jamuna Samuel

  • March 24, 12:00 pm

    Roundtable: InterAsia
    Kavita Daiya, Wazhmah Osman, Faisal Chaudhry, Ruth Toulson, Ayako Kano, and Tyler Williams

  • March 31, 12:00 pm

    Antje Pfannkuchen, A New Typle of Romantic Colors: Invisible Rays and the Optical Spectrum
    Respondent: Kevin Connolly

  • April 7, 12:00 pm

    Dhanveer Brar, What Color is Black Music? Sonic Registers of Blackness as Color, Ontology, and Epistemology in Black Electronic Dance Music
    Respondent: Lori Tharps

  • April 14, 12:00 pm

    Orkan Telhan, Indexical Visualization: Meaning with Color
    Respondent: Jim English

  • April 21, 12:00 pm

    Simon Finger, Green Waters, the Deep Blue Sea, and the Color of Atlantic History
    Respondent: Nicholas Gaskill

  • April 28, 12:00 pm

    Roundtable: Race
    Leonard Norman Primiano, Lori Tharps, Jennifer Harford Vargas, and Dhanveer Brar