Please join us for the annual graduation celebration at 3:00 p.m. at the University Club.
The annual graduate student recruitment weekend will be held over a two day period on March 7-8, 2019. We look forward to your participation.
Christy Wahl, Ph.D. Candidate, has been awarded a research grant through the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst or DAAD). This generous grant, funded by the German government and the European Union, provides Christy an additional six months of research time in lovely Berlin. She is currently on a yearlong doctoral fellowship in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität.
In Fall 2018 Lindsay Wells will research her dissertation on Victorian indoor gardening and the Aesthetic Movement at the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University. Lindsay looks forward to encountering the resident spirit who mysteriously presents scholars with their most compelling finds on the last day of their residency, thereby ensuring that they must return!
Art History undergraduate student Hayley Huston has received a prestigious Hilldale Fellowship to conduct research during summer 2018. Her advisor, Prof. Yuhang Li, is supervising progress on Hayley's honor thesis entitled "Transmedia Narratives: A Case Study of Appropriated Chinese Goddess Iconography in Ruth St. Denis’s White Jade and Kuan Yin.”
On Thursday, May 3rd from 4:00 pm to 5:00 PM (in room L170 of the Conrad A. Elvehjem Building) the Art History Dept., in conjunction with SuccessWorks, is co-sponsoring a Museum and Curatorial Studies Panel where students can learn from, and ask questions of, professionals working in museums and curatorial spaces. The panelists include the Director for the James Watrous Gallery, a Curator of the permanent collection at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Exhibition Manager at the Chazen Museum, and a Professor of Art History who specializes in curatorial studies.
Please contact Teddy Kaul (email@example.com) to RSVP!
Lindsay Wells has received the Dissertation Fellowship at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Wilmington, DE. She plans to take up residency for the Spring semester of 2019 to utilize both the archives and the living collections in researching her dissertation, “Plant-Based Art: Indoor Gardening and the Aesthetic Movement, 1860-1900.”
Sophia Maxine Farmer's chapter "Aeropittura: Modern Aviation and the Fascist Idealization of the Italian Landscape" has been published in the peer-reviewed collective volume Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities edited by Enrico Cesaretti, Serenella Iovino, and Elena Past by the University of Virginia Press.
Bringing together new writing by some of the field’s most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies: Italy and the Environmental Humanities is the first book to examine Italy--as a territory of both matter and imagination--through the lens of the environmental humanities. The contributors offer a wide spectrum of approaches--including ecocriticism, film studies, environmental history and sociology, eco-art, and animal and landscape studies--to move past cliché and reimagine Italy as a hybrid, plural, eloquent place. Among the topics investigated are post-seismic rubble and the stratifying geosocial layers of the Anthropocene, the landscape connections in the work of writers such as Calvino and Buzzati, the contaminated fields of the ecomafia’s trafficking, Slow Food’s gastronomy of liberation, poetic birds and historic forests, resident parasites, and nonhuman creatures.
At a time when the tension between the local and the global requires that we reconsider our multiple roots and porous place-identities, Italy and the Environmental Humanities builds a creative critical discourse and offers a series of new voices that will enrich not just nationally oriented discussions, but the entire debate on environmental culture.
Please save the date for the Art History Undergraduate Honors Thesis colloquium and reception. Four students will showcase their faculty-nominated work on Thursday, April 26th from 2:30 - 4 p.m. in room L170 Elvehjem, with a reception to follow in the Hagen Room.
- Stuart Deets will be presenting The Persistence of Ritual in Feminist Performance Art and his advisor is Prof. Shira Brisman
- Yusi Liu will be presenting Between Bushes and Bathrooms: Sanitation in Ancient Greek Households and her advisor is Prof. Nick Cahill
- Alexa Machnik will be presenting Deifying Beauty: Yang Guifei's Cultural Legacy and Manifestation as Kannon in Sennyu-ji Temple and her advisor is Prof. Yuhang Li
- Hoyon Mephokee will be presenting Dancers, Warriors, and the Body on Display: Deconstructing Jean-Léon Gérôme’s Orientalism and his advisor is Prof. Nancy Rose Marshall