9th Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium: Nonhuman Artists

When and Where

Friday, March 18, 2022 10:00 am to Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:15 pm
Hart House
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3


Rebecca Zorach, Northwestern University


This year's symposium is titled Nonhuman Artists: Challenging Anthropocentrism in Art History.

Keynote talks feature Rebecca Zorach (Northwestern University).

Further details, including the full schedule, are available on the GUStA Symposium website.

The Ninth Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium takes place on March 18–19, 2022. To allow for flexibility amid ongoing pandemic, the symposium will be arranged in a hybrid format, with in-person meeting held at Hart House, St. George Campus, University of Toronto.

The Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium is the annual symposium for the Graduate Union of the Students of Art (GUStA) at the University of Toronto. It was inaugurated in 2014 as an enduring legacy and fond tribute to our esteemed late colleague Dr. Jens T. Wollesen. Dr. Wollesen joined the Department of Art at the University of Toronto in 1985. He specialized in the art of medieval Italy, Cyprus, and the Mediterranean basin with a particular focus in the relationship between image and text. He is also remembered as a professor dedicated to his pedagogical calling. He was the director of both the undergraduate and graduate programs at various times, and also served on the Art Committee of the University of Toronto’s Victoria University. His dedication as a professor led him to design a first-year Introductory Art History course which was widely acknowledged by students as legendary. His dedication to both graduate and undergraduate education remains his legacy, for which the yearly success of this symposium is a testament. It is made possible by the continuing support of his friends and family through the Jens Wollesen Memorial Fund.

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