Art History at Medieval Academy of America 98th Annual Meeting

The Department of Art History was represented at the 98th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America that took place February 23–26, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Professor Steffani Bennett, the Joan B. Mirviss Chair in Japanese Art, presented her paper, “The Visual Culture of Place in Sesshū’s (1420–ca.1506) Paintings of China,” during the Constructing Place session.

Ph.D. Student Abby Armstrong Check gave her talk, “Materiality and Whiteness: Scrutinizing The Dead Christ Supported by an Angel (The Trinity), painted and gilded alabaster, c. 1440,” during the Race and Racialization (II) session.

Alum Dr. Matthew J. Westerby (Ph.D., 2017), Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, participated in the roundtable “Scholarly ‘Crowdsourcing’ the Chalice of Abbot Suger,” co-organized the session “Fragmentology at the Library of Congress,” chaired the session “Making and Moving, Displaying and Remembering Art and Altarpieces,” and was a member of the overall program committee for the conference.

Professor Thomas E. A. Dale, the Simona and Jerome Chazen Distinguished Chair of Art History, was inducted into the 2023 class of Medieval Academy of America Fellows, during a ceremony on Saturday, February 25th.

Prof. Dale was joined by his former and current students, alum Matthew Westerby (Ph.D., 2017) and Ph.D. Student Abby Armstrong Check.

Prof. Dale being honored during the ceremony.

Prof. Dale among the 2023 class of MAA Fellows.

Prof. Dale’s swanky new MAA Fellow pin.