Art history conference explores ‘health’

Scholars and artists from across the United States and from the University of London gathered at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts Oct. 14 to present research and art that seek to explore the nature of “health.” The gathering marked the Rice Department of Art History’s first interdisciplinary graduate conference, “Vital Constitutions: The Appearance of ‘Health’ in History.” Presenters included Christian Witworth (above), a Ph.D. student in art history at Stanford University, who discussed his paper on post-Soviet photography by Boris Mikhailov. In addition to the presentations, key parts of the conference included an exhibition of visual art and a temporary noncirculating library located in the Moody Center’s Lantern Room (below).

(Photos provided by event organizers)

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