Christy Wahl, Ph.D. Candidate, was awarded a doctoral fellowship through the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. Funded by the Freie Universität Berlin, this interdisciplinary program annually hosts twelve researchers from different North American universities and departments, and from October 2017 to July 2018 Christy will participate in program colloquia and dissertation research in Berlin, Germany. She represents one of fourteen UW-Madison students selected for the Berlin Program during its thirty-year tenure, but is the first student from UW-Madison’s Department of Art History to receive this prestigious fellowship.
Ph.D. candidate Daniel Cochran has been awarded awarded the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Newcombe Fellowship, awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Daniel was one of 21 recipients nationally and the only art historian receiving the award.
Amy Hughes has been awarded the Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. This is a very high honor. Only one such fellowship is awarded annually. And Amy is the first UW-Madison Ph.D. student to receive this prestigious fellowship in the two decades (1997-98 to 2017-18) in which it has been awarded.
Henry Drewal was recently granted a Hilldale Award for distinguished scholarship. The recipient of many awards (NEH, three Fulbrights, a Guggenheim, and most recently a Bard Graduate Center Fellowship), Professor Drewal is currently in Morocco learning the artistry of blacksmiths in preparation for a major international traveling exhibition entitled “Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths” that will open at the Fowler Museum-UCLA and travel to the National Museum of African Art-DC, and then to the Musee Quai Branly-Paris.