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Announcing Season 2 of “In the Foreground,” a podcast from The Research and Academic Program at The Clark

In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing considers what it means to make art history, how knowledge is shared (or obscured), and the way histories are made—and unmade—while also considering the personal stakes of scholarship. Each episode offers a lively, in-depth look into the life and mind of a scholar or artist working with art historical or visual material. Discussions touch on guests’ current research projects, career paths, and significant texts, mentors, and experiences that have shaped their thinking.

In the Foreground is available on iTunesSpotify, and anywhere else you may listen to podcasts.

February 9: “How to Look with Soft Eyes”: Darby English on Description as Method

February 16: “Unpacking My Identity”: Genevieve Gaignard on Race in America and the Impossibility of Home

February 23: “A Gesture of Reciprocity”: Souleymane Bachir Diagne on Translation and Restitution

March 2: “A Database is an Argument”: Anne Helmreich on Digital Humanities and Art History

March 9: “When is This?”: Brian Michael Murphy on Media Archaeology and Preservation

March 16: “The Sound Can Touch You Directly”: Christina Kubisch on Electronic Sound Art

March 23: “Perception is a Form of Sampling“: Christoph Cox on Materialities of Sound

March 30: “Sound is a Dimension of Reality”: Robin James on Theorizing Sound, Race, and Gender

April 13: “Moving Across the Threshold”: Alisa LaGamma on Curating the Arts of Africa

April 20: “One’s Own Bifurcations”: Lorraine O’Grady on Both/And Thinking in Art

April 27: “Where the Impossible is Possible”: Saundra Weddle and Lisa Pon on Collaboration and Renaissance Studies

May 4: “‘Others’ of Various Kinds”: J. Vanessa Lyon on Intersectionality as an Early Modern Scholar