The Department of Art and Archaeology will host the A&A Graduate Symposium on March 26 to March 28, 2020. The theme, “(A)Synchrony: Recurrence, Reversals, and Resistance,” asks participants to consider how recurrences, reversals, and resistance of forms, methods, and techniques manifest themselves as synchronies or asynchronies and how they can serve as powerful tools in cultural production and social construction. Importantly, the symposium will bring together speakers who think across time and space, as well as those who challenge strict periodization or other forms of potentially limiting categorizations. Featured presenters will address topics such as identity formation, memory, period, retrospection, anticipation, and more. We look forward to the symposium’s rigorous debate and discourse that extends across subfields and disciplines.

Keynote Speaker: Michael North, University of California, Los Angeles