College of Letters & Science

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Please join us for the annual senior thesis presentations at 2:30 p.m. in Elvehjem L170, followed by a reception in the Hagen Room.

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Join us for the Annual Presentation of the Schewe Award for Best Graduate Student Paper during the 2017-18 academic year.

This year's winner is Michelle Prestholt, Ph.D student, for her paper entitled "Oppositional Identities: The Monstrous Peoples at Vezelay and Their Ancient Roots," which she wrote for Thomas Dale's seminar in Medieval Art. Michelle is in her third year in the graduate program studying ancient art with Nicholas Cahill.

Michelle will deliver a version of her paper at 4:00 p.m. in Elvehjem L140 at 4:00 p.m. and the reception will follow immediately at the University Club.

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UW faculty, students, alums at VAF

Faculty and students in architectural history will assemble in Alexandria, Virginia, May 3-5, and among them with be those associated with Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures (past and present). Among those giving papers are Professors Anna Andrzejewski and Arijit Sen (Milwaukee), Chris Slaby (M.A. 2016), Laura Grotjan (M.A. Candidate), Joy Huntington (Ph.D. Candidate, Design Studies), Rebecca Summer (Geography), Royce Earnest (Ph.D., Milwaukee, 2017), Sarah Scarlett (Ph.D., 2014), and Seung-Youp Lee (Ph.D. Candidate, Milwaukee).

Read the abstracts at http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/Conference-Schedule.

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Faculty & students giving talks at CAA!

Ph.D. student Marie-Agathe Simonetti, “Behind the Surface: Painterly Autochromes And Colonial Photography in French Indochina” (session on “Performing Authenticity”), 2/21/2018, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Rm. 505

Prof. Michael Jay McClure, “Like I’m Dead: Sharon Hayes, Patty Hearst, and the Dummy Self” (session on “Performance, Voice, and Embodiment: Ventriloquism in Contemporary Art”), 2/21/2018, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Rm. 505

Ph.D. candidate Jessica Cooley, “Maddening Objects: Crip Theory and the Care of ‘Inherent Vice’ in the Museum” (session on “Cripping the Curriculum: Pedagogical Practices and Strategies when Teaching Disability in the Arts,” 2/21/2018, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Rm. 404B

Prof. Jill Casid, “Transversal Methods for an Art History at the Limit” (session on “Palpable and Mute as a Globed Fruit and Dumb as Old Medallions to the Thum”), 2/24/2018, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Rm. 410

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