Lecture and SymposiumTwo-Day Academic Farewell Event for Monica Juneja (31 Jan - 01 Feb 2024)

You are warmly invited to a two-day academic event consisting of a farewell lecture by Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja and a symposium “Looking Beyond, Looking Ahead: Future Directions for Transcultural Art History”, both taking place on the occasion of Monica Juneja’s retirement from the Professorship of Global Art History.

Poster announcing Farewell for Monica Juneja

On 31 January 2024, 12 pm c.t., the official farewell lecture of Prof. Juneja will take place in the Alte Aula. The lecture will be introduced by opening words by Prof Dr Hans Martin Krämer (Dean of the Philosophical Faculty) and Prof Dr Joachim Kurtz (Director of the HCTS) as well as a laudatory address by Prof em. Dr Claire Farago (University of Boulder Colorado). A reception at the Bel Etage of the Alte Universität will conclude this first day.

On the second day, 01 February 2024, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, the symposium “Looking Beyond, Looking Ahead. Future Directions for Transcultural Art History” will take place at HCTS (room 2.12 and 2.12a). The symposium gathers junior and senior speakers from Heidelberg University and abroad who bring Monica Juneja’s encompassing scholarship on transcultural art history in dialogue with heritage and museum studies, materiality and artisanal epistemologies, and ecology and gender studies. The second day of the event will be streamed live on heiCONF Audimax.

Please find the program and the streaming link of the symposium as well as further information on both events in the PDFs linked here.