Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Art History from the South

Art History from the South 2019-2020
Organized by Itohan Osayimwese, Holly Shaffer, and Vazira Zamindar
Founded by Vazira Zamindar 

This year, the interdisciplinary forum, Art History from the South, engages experimental practices of art and architectural history that emerge from—and make connections across—the geographic and epistemic ‘south.’ In the format of a reading group that will meet twice a semester with one artist’s talk, the program includes scholars from Brown and beyond who will discuss their innovations in practicing art and architectural history. Together, we will consider arts across a range of locations and historical circumstances, test out methods like listening to images and tracing terminologies, and consider a variety of perspectives from eco-aesthetics and feminism to studies of diaspora, migration, and foodways. 

Read more about the the history of AHFTS