Presentations

Presentations Available in Video

“Seeing Princeton from Afar: Ralph Adams Cram, Collegiate Gothic, and Racism in Early 20th-C. America,” After Hours Conversations, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, 21 March 2019.
Link to video on YouTube

“Landscapes of St. Gregory: Topography and Hagiography in Medieval Central Italy,” Friends of the Institute Lunch with a Member talk, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, 15 March 2019. https://video.ias.edu/friends/2019/0315-AlisonPerchuk

2019 Conferences, Invited Lectures, and Workshops

“Bovo Famulus Tuus. Alla ricerca dell’uomo sotto il nome,” in section: “Fieri Fecit: Zum Stifterwesen in Rom und der Campagna Romana, 1050–1300/Fieri Fecit: Patronage in Rome and the Campagna Romana from 1050–1300,” chairs: Almuth Klein, Sabine Sommerer, and Angela Yorck von Wartenburg, Quarto Congresso Svizzero di Storia dell’Arte/Fourth Swiss Congress of Art History, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio, 6–8 June 2019. Translation: Riccardo Facchini

“Landscapes of St. Gregory: Topography and Sanctity in Medieval Italy.” Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Roundtable, University of California Los Angeles, 6 May 2019

“Seeing Princeton from Afar: Ralph Adams Cram, Collegiate Gothic, and Racism in Early 20th-C. America,” After Hours Presentation, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, 21 March 2019

“Landscapes of St. Gregory: Topography and Hagiography in Medieval Central Italy,” Friends of the Institute Lunch with a Member talk, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, 15 March 2019. https://video.ias.edu/friends/2019/0315-AlisonPerchuk

“Landscape Sanctified: Topographic Miracles and Monasticism in Medieval Italy: Two Case Studies from the Dialogues of Gregory the Great.” Medieval Art Forum, Institute for Fine Art, New York University, 29 January 2019. Invited by Prof. Robert Maxwell

2018 Conferences, Invited Lectures, and Workshops

“Death in the Gothic Mode, from Père Lachaise to Forest Lawn,” in “A Disneyland of Death: History and Spectacle at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Glendale,” chair: Linda Nolan, The Middle Ages in The Modern World (The MAMO IV) (organized by John Cabot University and the École Française de Rome), Rome, Italy, 24 November 2018.

“The Unbearable Lightness of Whiteness: Racism and Medievalism in the Architecture of Prewar Los Angeles,” Rewald Seminar, Department of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, 30 October 2018. Invited by Prof. David Joselit

“Elijah, Elisha, and the Sons of the Prophets: Old Testament Iconography and Monastic Theology in Twelfth-Century Italy,” Department of Greek and Latin & Program in Medieval and Byzantine Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, 25 October 2018. Invited by Prof. John Petruccione

“Landscapes of St. Gregory: Topography and Hagiography in Medieval Central Italy,” School of Historical Studies Colloquium, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, 18 October 2018

“The Unbearable Lightness of Whiteness: Racism and Medievalism in the Architecture of Prewar Los Angeles,” Art History Seminar/Lecture, School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ, 17 October 2018

“Da Santa Sabina a Forest Lawn e da Fiano Romano a New York: la fortuna dei cibori ‘medievali’ italiani in America,” Un’abbazia tra due mondi: San Nicolò a San Gemini e le alienazioni monumentali nella prima metà del Novecento (organized by the Bibliotheca Hertziana and the Metropolitan Museum of Art), San Gemini (TR), Italy, 9 June 2018. Translation: Riccardo Facchini

“California medievale: cartoline dall’orlo del mondo,” Il medioevo fra noi, Vº edizione, Gradara/Urbino (PU), Italy, 7 June 2018. Translation: Riccardo Facchini

“Landscapes of St. Gregory: Topography and Hagiography in Early Medieval Italy,” California Medieval History Seminar, The Huntington Library, Pasadena, 28 April 2018

“Medieval Art, Architecture, and Identity, Then & Now,” Faculty Research Talk, CSU Channel Islands, 24 April 2018.

“Engaging Bodies, Medieval/Modern,” in Projecting the Body, chairs: Maura Lyons and Julia Rosenbaum, 106th Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Los Angeles, 22 February 2018

“From Ancient Greece to Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale: Art History and the Myth of Whiteness,” Our Stories Matter, CSU Channel Islands, 7 February 2018

Presentations prior to 2018 are listed on my Curriculum Vitae.

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