2011-2012 Colloquium Series

The Society for Cultural Heritage, Arts, and the Law and the Tourism Studies Working Group are proud to present a One-Day Conference


Please note time/venue change:
Friday, February 3, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Archeological Research Facility, 2251 College Avenue
University of California, Berkeley

Please RSVP to authenticity.symposium@gmail.com by Friday, January 27 at 5:00pm. Attendees who have RSVP-ed will receive priority for lunch.

The conference will explore 'authenticity' from varied perspectives, including art authenticiation, contemporary music, philosophy, provenance, and sustainable development.

The event will consist of 12 presentations throughout the day by students and professors from UC Berkeley as well as other universities. In addition, Ronald Spencer, an attorney with Carter Ledyard & Milburn, whose expertise is in cases involving the authentication of art works and who is based in New York, will be the keynote speaker.

Symposium Schedule:

8:30am - Registration and breakfast

9:30am - Opening Remarks

9:50am - Session One [Framing Authenticity]
Speakers: Erich Matthes, Rosemary Joyce, Sonia Fleury, Carla Shapreau

11:40am - Session Two [Authenticity in Local Contexts]
Speakers: Yujie Zhu, Peter Lorge, Amir Hassanabadi, Gabriel Aroleda

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Keynote Speaker, Ronald Spencer, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
Title: Authenticity and the Visual Arts

3:30pm - Session Three [Authenticity in Varied Media]
Speakers: Gregory Levine, Judith Le, Bryan Cockrell, Ruth Tringham

5:00pm - Post-Symposium Reception at Boalt Hall [Goldberg Room]

Click here or below to download the full schedule as a .pdf file.

Symposium Schedule

Please keep an eye out for events we're planning for later in the spring that will delve into
authenticity in such realms as food and music.

For further information, please see the SCHAL website.

You can also add yourself to our symposium Facebook page.

This event is organized by the Society for Cultural Heritage, Arts, and Law (SCHAL), and is co-sponsored by the Tourism Studies Working Group, The Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Departments of Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and History of Art.

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