Reflections on Art, Party, and Business Last semester I took a Business course – something I never thought I’d do. It was a Selected Topics in Management seminar, with the selected topic being “Managing the Arts.” I was apprehensive about this course, despite having signed up for it months... More
|Potential Strike by Members of CUPE 4600
The School for Studies in Art and Culture is hopeful that CUPE 4600 and Carleton University will reach satisfactory agreements before CUPE 4600 members are in a legal strike position on the morning of Monday, March 10th. SSAC greatly values the essential work done every day by its dedicated contract instructors and teaching assistants, and fully supports their right to strike. At the same time, under Ontario law, employees also have the right to opt to perform their duties – teaching, leading tutorials, holding office hours, doing grading, etc. – even when their union is on strike, if that is their decision. Because regular salary pay is suspended to striking employees as a matter of course, any CUPE 4600 member who wishes to continue to be paid during a strike must, early in the strike, submit a Payroll Continuance Form, available from the administrator of the School.
- Art History Graduate Student Conference and Exhibition: “Access/Restriction, ” March 7 and 8. Full details here.
- New! MA in Art History with a concentration in Digital Humanities, details on the Graduate Studies page.
- Grad student sets out to save a church! Read the article in Grad Student Research
- Check out first-year student Genny Doyle’s spoken word video on street art, public space and the law created for FYSM 1509: Street Art, on YouTube…
- Adventures in Art History Blog continues with Reflections on Art, Party and Business
- Our new HTA Student Blog gets underway with Experiencing Architecture at the NGC
- Check out the Admissions page and hear Art History student Rebecca describe the advantages of studying Art History in the nation’s capital!
- Art Brut! New 4000/5000-level course and international symposium, Spring 2014! Read more…
- CU Discovery Centre Community Engagement: recent articles highlight HTA students exploring Ottawa, practicum placements and partnerships with the Ottawa arts community and an “in focus” hands-on experience!
In Art History, we study the realm of visual communication, from the canon of Western art to architecture, photography, popular culture, and the arts of non-Western societies. Our material ranges from the prehistoric period to the present day. We aim to instill in our students not only a historical framework for understanding imagery, but also a methodological awareness of the multiple possibilities for interpreting art and other visual phenomena.
The History and Theory of Architecture program explores the history, meaning and social significance of the built environment, and how it both reflects and shapes human circumstances, needs and aspirations. We also study the theoretical foundations of architectural movements ranging from Antiquity to the present day. In addition to extensive courses in Art History, courses are offered through other departments and faculties. An Honours and General program are offered. More about the HTA program.
All units in the School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) have graduate programs at the Masters level (for more information about the Art History MA please click here). As well, most full-time faculty members in the SSAC can supervise PhD dissertations through the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC). Please visit the ICSLAC site for further information.
Experiencing Architecture at the NGC Hello! Welcome to the blog for the History and Theory of Architecture program at Carleton. My name is Tristan Crawford, I’m in my third year of the HTA program and I’ll be updating the blog throughout the 2014 winter semester whenever a critical mass of... More
Graduate Student Conference and Exhibition, March 7 and 8, 2014 Full Conference details at: Access/Restriction In conjunction with the second annual AHGSS Graduate Student Conference a group of three students are co-curating an exhibition. Drawing inspiration from the conference theme, the exhibit... More
13th Annual New Sun Conference on Aboriginal Arts: Narrative Heart. Saturday, March 1, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 5050 Minto Centre. Featuring: A Tribe Called Red, Electric Pow Wow DJ/Producer crew; Meryl McMaster, Photo artist; Sandra Laronde, Director, Indigenous Arts, The Banff Centre, Artistic... More
The Art History Graduate Students Society is pleased to announce that the first exhibition review is now up on RENDER’s website! Mike Steinhauer’s review is a critical examination of “Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-‐1918“ which runs at the National... More