Southern California 2011 Annual Symposium

Saturday, November 5, 2011
12:30 – 4 PM
4 – 5 PM Wine & Cheese Reception

USC Fisher Museum of Art


12:30 – 12:40 Greetings – Jeanne Willette, President Art Historians of Southern California

12:45 – 1:10 Emerging Discourses related to the State of the Discipline
1. AB 1440 – “The State of the Surveys” Martina Hesser, Professor San Diego Mesa College
2. Plenary Session – “Academic Senate for California Community Colleges; Art History is finally a Discipline” Sandra Esslinger, Professor Mt. San Antonio College
3. CAA 2012 – “State of the Discipline” Sandra Esslinger, Professor Mt. San Antonio College

1:10 – 1:20 Opening Remarks about the Exhibition – Posing Beauty in African American Culture
Selma Holo, Director of the Fisher Museum of Art, USC

Presentations – Michele McFaull, Presenter
1:20 – 1:40 Liliana Leopardi, Assistant Professor Chapman University “Beyond Glittering Adornment: The Occult Magical Virtues of Engraved Gems in Sixteenth-Century Italy.”

1:45 – 2:05 Peri M. Klemm, Associate Professor CSU Northridge “We grew up free but here we have to cover our faces. Veiling among Oromo Women in Kenya”

2:10 – 2:25 —Break—

2:25 – 2:45 Staci Gem Scheiwiller, Assistant Professor CSU Stanislaus “Gender, Beauty, and Desire: The Camera and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century Iranian Photography”

2:50 – 3:10 Bridget R. Cooks, Associate Professor University of California, Irvine “Posing Beauty: Can Black be Beautiful in the Art Museum?”

3:15 – 4:00 Business Meeting
1. Election of New Officers
a. Vice President of Annual Meetings and Conferences
b. Vice President of Administration and Finance Director
c. Regional Officers (Southern, Central & Northern California)
d. Outreach Director
e. Communications Director (Email, Facebook, Twitter)
f. Venue Director (Meetings, Workshops etc.)

4:00 – 5:00 Wine & Cheese Reception and tours of the exhibit