Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:15

Thinking Women: Art and Representation in the Eighteenth Century
A Symposium in Honor of Mary D. Sheriff

Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

Saturday, October 21
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Moderator: Melissa Hyde, School of Art and Art History, University of Florida 

9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 
“Fashion in Time:  Visualizing Costume in the Eighteenth Century”
Susan Siegfried, University of Michigan
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. 
“Beauty is a letter of credit”
Nina Dubin, University of Illinois, Chicago
11:45 a.m. – Noon  
Noon – 1 p.m. 
“Chardin: Gender and Interiority”
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Harvard University
1 – 2 p.m. 
Lunch (on your own) 

2 – 5:15 p.m.
Moderator: Ann Bermingham, Department of History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

2 – 3 p.m. 
“The Global Allure of the Porcelain Room”
Meredith Martin, New York University
3 – 4 p.m. 
“Pictured Together? Questions of Gender, Race, and Social Rank in The Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray”
Jennifer Germann, Ithaca College
4 – 4:15 p.m
4:15 – 5:15 p.m
“Becoming an Animal in the Age of Enlightenment”
Amy Freund, Southern Methodist University

All lectures are open to the public. For a complete schedule, please visit