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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Neil McWilliam, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Art and Art History, will serve as the interim Dean of Humanities for 2019-20 while Dean of Humanities Gennifer Weisenfeld is on leave. McWilliam served as interim chair for AAHVS during 2017-2018 and was the director of undergraduate studies for three years prior. His research focuses on the visual culture of 19th- and early 20th-century France, and particularly on public sculpture, the... read more about McWilliam to Serve as Interim Dean of Humanities 2019-20 »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Beverly McIver, Esbenshade Professor of the Practice, had a solo exhibition of paintings, “Souls of Mine: New Works by Beverly McIver, at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore. The show ran from February 28-April 6, 2019. Of McIver’ work, art critic and art historian Irving Sandler noted: “McIver has made the expressionist tradition her own by funneling her life with urgency, painting autobiographical images in an authentic and distinctive style... read more about Souls of Mine »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Two faculty members published articles in a special themed issue of Visual Resources 34 (2019) on digital art history: Sequence of changes to the west façade of the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea at Amalfi. Left: Martinus Rorbye, 1835, from M. Ricciardi, La Costa d’Amalfi nella pittura dell’Ottocento (Salerno, 1998), plate 358; center: Robert Wimmer, 1851, Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; right: Karl August Wrede, 1859... read more about Visual Resources Journal »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Professor Paul Jaskot presented “Visualizing Krakow under Nazi Occupation: Exploring Digital and Analog Methods to Analyze the Built Environment” on February 7, 2019 at Columbia University, sponsored by the Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Krakow became a key location within the National Socialist plan for military expansion and the implementation of genocide in Eastern Europe during World War II. Here Hans Frank and the General... read more about Visualizing Krakow Under Nazi Occupation »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Villa in Asmara Professor Paul Jaskot and Mark Antliff, Anne Murnick Cogan Professor of Art and Art History, co-organized the session, Global Fascism, at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in February. The study of fascism in art history has its roots in the (originally marginalized) interest of leftist art historians of the 1960s and 1970s in the topic of art in Italy and German under fascist regimes. Since then, while not... read more about Global Fascism »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Paul Jaskot, professor of art, art history and visual studies, co-organized with Robert M. Ehrenreich Visualization and the Holocaust: A Symposium, held on January 17-18, 2019 at the Nasher Museum of Art. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies (Duke University) and The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum). Additional... read more about Visualization and the Holocaust  »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Piazza San Marco. Detail, Jacopo de’ Barbari and Anton Kolb, View of Venice, c. 1497-1500. Kristin Huffman, lecturing fellow of art, art history and visual studies, presented “A Portrait of a City: Jacopo de' Barbari's View of Venice (1500)” as part of the Cultural Heritage Imaging Symposium, April 6, 2019 at Florida State University. Participating archaeologists, art historians, and digital artists presented their work in... read more about Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of Venice »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Hugo Rivera-Scott, Pop América, 1968. Collage on cardboard, 30 x 21.5 inches (76.5 x 54.5 cm). Courtesy of the artist. ©  Hugo Rivera-Scott. Photo by Jorge Brantmayer.   Esther Gabara, E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies and associate professor of art, art history and visual studies, curated Pop América, 1965-1975, which opened at the Nasher Museum on February 21, 2019 after previously opening on October 4,... read more about Pop América »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

After the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on April 15, Anne Murnick Cogan Professor Emerita Carolina Bruzelius, an expert on medieval architecture, was interviewed by various media outlets. On the day of the fire she appeared on NPR and NBC. The following day she was interviewed by CNN and later by Foreign Policy, as well as others.... read more about Notre-Dame de Paris »

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Two departmental faculty received 2019 Intellectual Community Planning Grants. Mark Olson, assistant professor of the practice, is part of a group that will bring together faculty who are interested in the rapid scale-up of research in the biomedical sciences, data and computational sciences, and environmental sciences as well as the increasing overlap of science and technology studies, medical humanities, and environmental humanities. Members... read more about Intellectual Community Planning Grants »

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