Date Archives

October 2014

SMPTE Color Bars, Warhol, and Visual Studies

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…

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Ainu and the Antique Store

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…

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Lecture on Ainu Collections in European Museums

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…

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