Nikos Stangos Memorial Lecture

This lecture has been established in memory of Nikos Stangos who was one of the directors and senior commissioning editors for Thames and Hudson publishers.  He was probably the most important art editor of the late 20th century and was responsible for facilitating some of the most ground breaking art books of our generation.  Nikos was a published poet and started his career in London as a poetry editor for Penguin.  He was a philosophy graduate from Harvard and collector and commentator on contemporary art.  He died in 2003. 

The Department of History of Art gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Thames & Hudson for this lecture series.

Autumn 2015

Thursday 5th November

Professor Beatriz Colomina

Princeton University School of Architecture

further details will be posted soon


  • 2013 Professor Kaja Silverman: "Unstoppable Development" View the poster for this lecture
  • 2012 Professor Susan Buck-Morss (Cornell University): "Seeing Global" View the poster for this lecture
  • 2011 Professor TJ Clark (Visiting Professor, University of York): "Do Landscapes have Identities?"
  • 2010 Professor Homi Bhabha (Harvard University):  "The Humanities and the Anxiety of Violence"
  • 2009 Professor Jacqueline Lichtenstein (Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV):  "The Philosopher and the Art Historian:  An Impossible Dialogue"
  • 2008   Professor Molly Nesbit (Vassar):  "Light in Buffalo; Michel Foucault Lectures on Manet at the Albright-Knox, April 8, 1970"
  • 2007   Okwui Enwezor (Curator): "Incarcerated Life: Contemporary Art and the Security State"
  • 2006   Professor Anne Wagner (University of California Berkeley): "Nauman's' Body of Sculpture"
  • 2005   William Kentridge (Artist):  "Reading Shadows:  The Pleasures of Self-Deception"