Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Global and Postglobal Perspectives on Medieval Art and Art History

The Department of Art, St. George campus, and the Tri-Campus Graduate Program in the History of Art are pleased to announce that they are embarking on a Getty Foundation-funded Connecting Art Histories project, "Global and Postglobal Perspectives on Medieval Art and Art History," in partnership with the School of Arts and Humanities at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA). Through a program of exchange teaching and funded fieldtrips for faculty and students at both institutions to sites in China and Sicily, this project aims to develop connective and comparative understandings of medieval art and art history in China and North America. In this way it seeks to establish durable links between scholars and graduate students of medieval art, broadly conceived, in both regions, thus contributing to the worldwide growth of the discipline of art history. 

For further information about the Connecting Art Histories program, please see:


Key academic exchange participants: Prof. Jill Caskey (UofT); Prof. Adam Cohen (UofT); Prof. Qingquan Li (GAFA); Prof. Giancarla Periti (UofT); Prof. Jennifer Purtle (UofT, PI); Dr. Linda Safran (Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies); Prof. Yudong Wang (GAFA, co-PI); Prof. Qingquan Zou (GAFA). 

For further information for current and prospective MA and PhD students about the program of exchange courses and fieldtrips to be offered in 2015-2016, and in 2016-2017, please see the pages posted above. 

Please direct inquiries about this project to: 

Prof. Jennifer Purtle (Chinese Art/Medieval Art, UofT): jenny.purtle@utoronto.ca 
Prof. Yudong Wang (Chinese Medieval Art, GAFA): wangyudong1969@gmail.com