Selima Quader Chowdhury has over five years’ experience teaching Art History at the undergraduate level. From 2008 to 2009 she taught Introduction to History of Art and Design, and History of Western Art II & III at Shanto Mariam University of Creative Technology in Bangladesh. Prior to that, she was employed on a work experience scheme at Bonham’s, a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. She is currently teaching at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) at the department of general education. Since August 2016 she has also been an advisor for the ULAB Social Welfare club.
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Masters of Arts in History of Art and/or Archaeology, SOAS University of London, UK
Masters of Arts in Art History, Kingston University, UK
Art and Its Markets, Summer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, UK
Bachelor of Arts in History, Richmond the American International University in London, UK
Late Antique, Early Christian, Early Medieval Art with concentration on social history and relationships between Western Europe and the Byzantine and Islamic worlds.
Full-time Faculty; University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh Dhaka, Oct 2012 – Present
1) History of World Art and Architecture (GED302)
2) World Civilization (GED 201).
- History of World Art and Architecture (GED302). This course examines, analyzes and evaluates the major movements, and trends in the visual arts of western civilization. It focuses mainly on the art of Classical Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism. Comparisons are drawn between work of art from different periods. In addition to the stylistic and structural components of art, students study historical, social, religious and philosophical issues integral and related to the production and development of art.
- World Civilization (GED 201). This is a survey course of the various, interconnected, histories that make our global past, from antiquity to modern era. This course presents a view of history that is not constrained by national or cultural boundaries. It focuses on the history of cultural diffusion, influence of religion and science, knowledge/idea flows, conflict, domination and global political situation from a holistic and anthropological perspective. These phenomena transcend all national boundaries and lead us to look at our position in the world in a different way. The course shows us a world where human beings are interconnected and interdependent on each other and should work together for making a better future.
Adjunct Faculty University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh Dhaka, Oct 2010 – Sept 2012
Teaching evaluation scores at ULAB in various semesters ranged from 3 to 4+
Adjunct Faculty Shanto Mariam University of Creative Technology Dhaka, Sep 2007 – Aug 2009
Courses Taught: Introduction to History of Art & Design and History of Western Art II & III
Bonhams 1793, Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers; Work Experience Scheme, London, UK, 2006
- Can communicate effectively with students
- Mastery in English communication and comprehension
- Perfect knowledge about the common job duties of a lecturer and ability to perform them efficiently
- Highly innovative in depicting the subject matter to the students/audience, using traditional methods as well as modern aids
- Superb proficiency at computer aided teaching and research tools and the web search engines
- In-depth knowledge of various techniques and approaches applied at a research project
Advisor ULAB Social Welfare Club, August 2016-Present.
General Education Department Faculty Colloquium at ULAB
“Ottoman Architecture: Continuity and Changes in Nuruosmaniye, Ayazma and Laleli
Adda with Bangladesh Art Week: TRADITION & MODERNITY
Dhaka Art Summit Seismic Movements 11th February 2020
Moderated an artistic talk with Chittagong and Dhaka based artists about the development of their practices in parallel to the development of the art scene in Bangladesh.
Chowdhury. Selima (2018) Women in Bangladesh Liberation War: Rediscovered in Madonna
Series: Dhaka: Bangladesh National Museum
Martyr's mother in Amar Ekushey: An exhibition of sympathy or courage?
Was Sultan a feminist?
Reflection of European Colonialism in the representation of veiled women by women artists of Bangladesh.
Confronting the image of the Adivasi woman , 2019
Firoz Mahmud Dismantles British Imperialism through Paintings
Covid-19: The artist’s view”. 2020.
International Art Magazine (COBO SOCIAL HONG KONG) Firoz Mahmud: Delineating Colonialism of Bengal Presidency https://www.cobosocial.com/dossiers/firoz-mahmud-delineating-colonialism-of-bengal-presidency/