Mark Roskill Graduate Symposium
The Mark Roskill Symposium in Art History is an interdisciplinary symposium organized annually by the graduate students in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, named in honor of Mark Roskill (1933-2000). Roskill was an art historian and scholar of art historiography and criticism who taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for over 30 years. Educated at Harvard and Princeton Universities, he began as a specialist in the Italian Renaissance, but continued throughout his career to write widely on then-emerging fields, including photography, English painting, and Cubism. Among his numerous publications is an influential methodological text, What is Art History? (1976).
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Previous Themes & Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speaker: Pam Grossman, writer, curator, and teacher of magical history.
Keynote Speaker: Charmaine A. Nelson, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transatlantic Black Diasporic Art and Community Engagement, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Fogelson, architect and designer
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Orianna Cacchione, Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum
Keynote Speaker: Elisa Kim, Assistant Professor of Architecture and History, Smith College
Keynote Speaker: Wendy Red Star, Contemporary Artist
Keynote Speaker: Frank Vagnone, co-author of Anarchist's Guide to House Museums
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anne Umland, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Keynote Speaker: Carmenita Higginbotham, University of Virginia