Shift: Blood and Earth and Soil Symposium

This Thursday, March 28, join the editors of Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture and the Ph.D. Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY for the launch symposium of Issue 11, “BLOOD AND EARTH AND SOIL.” Organized Art History PhD candidates Dana Liljegren and Chris Green, the publication and symposium explore how shifting conceptualizations of and claims to land, heritage, and state have been expressed in visual and material culture across time. Participants include Alison Boyd, Alyssa Bralower, Banu Cennetoglu, David Joselit, Seung-Min Lee, Jackson Polys, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Teresa Retzer, and Siona Wilson.

The event is open to the public, and seating is first-come, first-served. A live stream of the event will be available online at

See below for the full conference schedule!

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Announcing ISSUE 11 of SHIFT

Shift Issue 11

We are pleased to announce that Issue 11 of SHIFT: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture is now live! Currently hosted by the Graduate Center, CUNY, and edited by Art History Program PhD candidates Chris Green and Dana Liljegren, the issue–subtitled “BLOOD AND EARTH AND SOIL”– is devoted to contested politics of land and ancestry. As the editors write:  Continue reading “Announcing ISSUE 11 of SHIFT”