October, 2014

  • October 25, 2014
    by Christina

    UCI’s Visual Studies Ph.D. Program just relaunched its website. You definitely know you’ve been in graduate school too long when you’ve weathered three site redesigns and a curriculum overhaul. The tick-tock of that dissertation clock just keeps on getting louder and louder! But in all seriousness, the site is a welcome improvement. The SMPTE color bars juxtaposed with a sculpture by Isamu Noguchi add […]

  • October 18, 2014
    by Christina

    My childhood in Pennsylvania was filled of memories of antique shops, flea markets, auctions, and estate sales. I think it was somewhere between the rows of old objects that I discovered a love of history and a passion for the hunt. I vividly remember summer Saturdays, watching the world fly by from the passenger seat of my mother’s car. It lacked air conditioning and […]

  • October 1, 2014
    by Christina

    I’m sorry that I cannot be in attendance for Dr. Hans Dieter Ölschleger’s talk, “Ainu Collections in European Museums” taking place at Hokkaido University on October 9th. I cite an essay by Dr. Ölschleger on John Batchelor’s contributions to Ainu ethnography in one of my chapters, and his scholarship is quite interesting. For those that can attend, here is the information. The lecture will […]

Christina M. Spiker | 2014 October
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