- What’s On
This roundtable brings together scholars from a broad array of geographical foci and institutional perspectives who have been at the forefront of efforts to rethink approaches to thinking, researching, and, crucially, teaching the art and material culture of an interconnected “long” eighteenth century. Convened in conjunction with a session at the 2021 College Art Association conference, the roundtable will appear in distilled form in a dedicated issue of Journal18, forthcoming in Fall 2021. Two key aims animate the roundtable and its afterlife in J18: 1) to reflect upon teaching the “long” eighteenth century, particularly in light of renewed debates on the reparation of objects, revision of histories, and inclusion of colonized and enslaved voices in museums, plantation sites, and public squares; and 2) to compile a list of resources and open-access supporting materials that are pragmatically useful for colleagues engaged in teaching the “long” and “broad” eighteenth century.
Participants: Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Princeton University; Nebahat Avcıoğlu, Hunter College, City University of New York; Emma Barker, The Open University, London; Ananda Cohen-Aponte, Cornell University; Prita Meier, Art History and Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Nancy Um, Binghamton University, State University of New York; Stephen Whiteman, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London