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Virtual Event: ASGO 6th Annual Symposium in Art History

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The image depicts: at top, a Chinese porcelain cup with chickens and flowers; at middle, a detail of a Breughel painting of harvesters breaking for a meal; at bottom, a Lewis Hines photograph of an African-American woman holding a white infant on a cabin porch.


Please join us for this day-long, entirely digital conference, featuring graduate students from across the globe, as they present new research on the relationships between art, art-making, and human labor.

Through a series of panel presentations, discussions, and a culminating keynote address, gathered attendees and presenters will address questions such as: how do we make distinctions between the labor of the human body and that of machines? How can art distinguish between whose labor is visible? Whose is valuable? How are these distinctions further complicated by laboring bodies of different genders and races?

Keynote address by Dr. Hannah Ryan, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

Please register in advance here to receive a link to the webinar:

Symposium Schedule: Labor Relations Program

Download the symposium poster here: Labor Relations Poster

Coordinated by the Art Student Graduate Organization of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Art and Art History and sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.

Pictured (from top to bottom): A Ming dynasty (1368–1644) “Chicken Cup,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 1565 The Harvesters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Lewis Wickes Hine Higginbotham baby stays at home with negro nurse. Father and mother work in West Point Cotton Mill. I found three families in this small settlement, that do this way. Location: West Point, Mississippi. (May 1911), The Library of Congress.


September 19
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sarah Farkas