Symposium Program
April 23–24

A final symposium will consist of talks by five invited speakers presenting papers that address
the topic of our seminar from multiple perspectives, complemented by short presentations by
graduate students presenting case studies of visual histories.

Sunday, 4/23, The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 W 24th St, Los Angeles, 3-7:30pm

3pm—Tour of the Panorama
3:45pm—Introduction, Daniela Bleichmar and Vanessa Schwartz
4pm—Felipe Pereda, Harvard University: “Images’ Oblivious Memory. Ancient Funerary
Lament and its Afterlife”
5pm—Billie Melman, Tel Aviv University: “Ur: Empire, Modernity and the Visualization of
Antiquity between the Two World Wars”

Monday, 4/24, Doheny Memorial Library, DML 241, 10am – 5:30pm

9:30am—Coffee and pastries
10am—Peter Parshall, Emeritus Curator of Old Master Prints, The National Gallery of Art:
“Picturing the Present as History: The Problem of Episodic Narration”
11am—Randall Meissen, USC:“Francisco Pacheco’s Libro de Retratos and the Creation of
Seville’s Historical Memory”; and, Aaron Rich, USC: “Good Books: Research Bibles and
Historical Knowledge in the Hollywood Peplum Epic”
1pm—Allan Doyle, Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California:
“Lithographic History in the Voyages Pittoresques”
2pm—Jeremy Melius, Tufts University:  “Schlosser’s Photographic Histories”
3:30-5:30pm—Visual History Case Studies: Graduate Student Lightning-Round and Closing remarks