History from the Bottom Up

History from the Bottom Up

TedxTalk by Betsy Dominguez

Given at TEDxSavannah on May 11, 2018

Betsy Dominguez shares her story of uncovering profane artwork in a sacred space, and explores its meaning, raising questions about modern censorship and the ever-growing divide between “high” and “low” concepts.

Betsy Dominguez received her PhD from the University of Virginia and is a professor of art history at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She completed her dissertation, on iconography in English Gothic choir stalls, while serving as a research fellow at the Institute for Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She is the author of a book on British woodcarving that was awarded a Kress Foundation research award from the International Center of Medieval Art.

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