“The Lives and Afterlives of Objects” brings together graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Chicago to discuss the intertwined themes of material culture, life cycles, and the passage of time.
The conference features presentations on diverse time periods, geographies, and disciplines, ranging from contemporary art to classical artifacts, from 1980s Palestine to Song Dynasty China, and from art history to psychology. The symposium is fully virtual and open to the public. Prerecorded video presentations will be released the week of June 14 for attendees to watch in advance of a moderated panel session, which will take place via Zoom on June 25 at 4:30 PM CT.
“The Lives and Afterlives of Objects” is hosted by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum of Art in conjunction with the exhibition "Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe."