SEMINARS in art history

The Art History seminars revolve around key methodological texts that have shaped the discipline in the European context since the 16th century. Centered on student- and faculty-led discussions, the seminars critically revisit and investigate art historiographical methods and influential theories from other fields, such as linguistics, literary theory, psychoanalysis, and social and political theory.

The seminars are bi-weekly and are  open to AUB students and faculty members from other disciplines. If you are interested in learning more about the seminars, please email Dr. Hala Auji at or Dr. Angela Harutyunyan at

Required readings will be circulated to all seminar attendees in advance of meetings.

FALL 2015 Seminar Schedule

The schedule is subject to change. Seminar attendees will be notified of any changes.

  • October 14 Introduction to Kant | Discussion leader: Dr. Courtney Fugate (CVSP/PHIL)
  • October 28 | Kant’s Aesthetic Judgment | Discussion leader: Dr. Sami Khatib (Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, CAH)
  • November 11 | Introduction to Hegel + Hegel’s Philosophy of Art | Discussion leaders: Dr. Eric Goodfield (CVSP/PSPA) + Seminar Student (TBD)
  • November 25 | Alois Riegl | Discussion leader: Dr. Anneka Lenssen (UC Berkeley)
Paul Delvaux, Pygmalion, 1939, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium.
Paul Delvaux, Pygmalion, 1939, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium.