Time and date: 04 March 2020 to 14 May 2020 (2 lectures/month)
Location: University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
In 1970, Professor Helmut Brinker established the discipline of East Asian art history at the University of Zurich, thereby inaugurating half a century of East Asian art history in Switzerland, where we still are the only chair specializing in Chinese, Japanese and Korean art history.
During the fifty years, the Section for East Asian Art (KGOA) has worked with hundreds of students, dozens of doctoral students, as well as numerous museums to undertake surveys, exhibitions, and international symposia. The KGOA will celebrate its anniversary this year with numerous activities, including the lecture series “Celebrating Fifty Years of East Asian Art History at the University of Zurich” that features leading specialists presenting on key aspects of the discipline.
04 March 2020 (Wednesday), 18:15-19:45, RAA-G-15
Prof. Dr. Lukas Nickel (University of Vienna)
«Die frühesten Darstellungen des Buddha in China»
18 March 2020 (Wednesday), 18:15-19:45, RAA-G-15
Prof. Dr. Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik, University of Ljubljana
«Cosmology in Han Grave Art»
08 April 2020 (Wednesday), 18:15-19:45, RAA-G-15
Em. Prof. Dr. Matthi Forrer
«A Critical Review of What They Call Ukiyoe»
22 April 2020 (Wednesday), 18:15-19:45, RAA-G-15
Prof. Dr. JP Park (University of Oxford)
«Rescuing Art History from the Nation: Late Chosŏn Korea between Europe and Edo Japan»
06 May 2020 (Wednesday), 18:15-19:45, RAA-G-15
Prof. Dr. Beatrix Mecsi, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest
14 May 2020 (Thursday), 15:00-16:00 KOL-G-201
H.I.H. Princess Akiko of Mikasa (Kyoto Sangyo University)
«The Art of Copying: Creating Reproductions for the West»
The program is supported by the Swiss-Japanese Society (SJG) and the Swiss Japanese Chamber of Commerce (SJCC). The sessions are free and open to the public. More information about the lecture series and additional anniversary events are available at the department’s website [here].