On Thursday, October 29 at 5:30 pm the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Art, Art History & Design will be presenting an hour-long panel entitled: "Whose Renaissance: Re-Imagining the Early Modern World in the Age of White Supremacy." This panel is free and open to the public. To register, click on the event link https://go.unl.edu/whoserenaissanceunl.
This panel touches on current global conversations about race and identity, and brings them to bear on the history of art, literature, and material culture. The panel will examine the highly constructed notion of “the Renaissance” and its history as a white-centering idea. Its two short talks mobilize recent scholarship on race to re-formulate what we think we know about cultural rebirth, including some exciting material on performance theory, north Africa, and the Middle East.
The speakers include: Stephennie Mulder, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Austin and Nicholas R. Jones, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Bucknell University. This panel will be moderated by Katie Anania, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.