About the Constellations

 

About the Constellations

The Constellations at the University of Pittsburgh are hubs of innovative practice that unite faculty and students across subfields in the History of Art and Architecture department. There are six individual constellations:

Visual Knowledge
image/text relations, representational theory, historiography, museums, media

Agency
ritual, cult objects, idolatry and iconoclasm, patronage, collecting, propaganda

Identity
monuments and memory, communities and polities, publics, gender, ethnicity, class, race

Mobility/Exchange
migration, pilgrimage, exploration, tourism, frontiers, contact zones, trade and consumerism

Contemporaneity
world picturing, cosmopolitanism, temporality, tradition, and modernity

Environment
landscape, urbanism, gardens, ecocriticism, historic preservation, architectural history and theory