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Canter awarded Diamonstein-Spielvogel FellowshipCanter awarded Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowshipdcanter9/23/2022 4:00:00 AM<p><strong></strong><strong>Danielle Canter</strong>, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History, has been awarded a 2022-2023 Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Diamonstein-Spielvogel fellowship supports research opportunities in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. Over the course of her twelve-month residency at the Met, Canter will continue to research and write her dissertation, “The Singular Impression: Monotype in Nineteenth-Century France."<br></p><img alt="" src="/CASEventsImages/Art%20History%20(Humanities)/Canter%20headshot%20cropped.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Uncropped VerticalGP0|#99d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a;L0|#099d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a|Awards and Honors;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=220
Domínguez Torres is keynote speaker at Asgo SymposiumDomínguez Torres is keynote speaker at Asgo Symposiummonicad;9/23/2022 4:00:00 AM<p>​<strong><a href="https://www.arthistory.udel.edu/people/faculty/dominguez" title="https://www.arthistory.udel.edu/people/faculty/dominguez">Mónica Domínguez Torres</a></strong>, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Art History, was the keynote lecturer for the eighth annual Asgo Symposium: “Matters of Art: Materiality, Functionality and the Agency of Art Objects,” at the Ackland Museum of Art in the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Sept. 16-17, 2022. Domínguez presented her paper “Precious Critters: Pearls, Natural History and Artistic Practice in the Early Modern Spanish World,” which stems from the second chapter of her upcoming book <em>Pearls for the Crown</em>, under contract with Penn State University Press. Focusing on a Spanish pendant that showcases a baroque pearl as the body of a frog, Domínguez’s lecture examines how early modern collectibles, usually overlooked as innocuous decorative pieces, advanced the Western ideal of human mastery over nature and, in the process, addressed larger ideas about exploration and colonization.​<br></p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=223
Chapman to speak at Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual ArtsChapman to speak at Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts9/9/2022 4:00:00 AM<p><strong>​H. Perry Chapman</strong>, professor emerita of art history, will speak at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts in Washington, D.C., as part of its upcoming <a href="https://mailchi.mp/nga/center-fall-colloquium-series-2022?e=afaaa2d3f7" target="_blank">Fall Colloquim Series</a>. Her talk on “Rembrandt’s Art History: Rivalling Rubens” is scheduled at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in the West Building Lecture Hall, and it also will be livestreamed.​</p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87;L0|#0d586cffd-ad4b-45b9-8581-f6a2bbf70d87|Presentations;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=207
Barber wins Director’s Essay PrizeBarber wins Director’s Essay Prize6/17/2022 4:00:00 AM<p><strong>Tiffany E. Barber</strong>, assistant professor of Africana studies and art history, has been awarded the 2022 Director’s Essay Prize by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, which fosters leading research in the field of visual biography and American portraiture. Barber’s prize-winning essay, “<a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00043249.2020.1724031">Narcissister, a Truly Kinky Artist</a>,” was published in the spring 2020 issue of <em>Art Journal</em>. The jury of scholars who selected her for the award cited the essay’s interdisciplinary contributions to the fields of American art, biography, history and cultural identity and called the piece “an immensely original essay, deeply researched and written with panache.” Barber will present a paper related to her essay topic at the prize ceremony in September.​</p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#99d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a;L0|#099d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a|Awards and Honors;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=188
Baker awarded the 2022 Frances E. Malamy Research FellowshipBaker awarded the 2022 Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship5/13/2022 4:00:00 AM<p>​<strong>​Megan Baker</strong>, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History, has been awarded the 2022 Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship at the Peabody Essex Museum’s Phillips Library. Over the summer, Baker will use visual and archival material, including family papers and shipping logs, to investigate how residents of 18th-century Salem, Massachusetts, engaged with the pastel medium before and during the American Revolution. This research will contribute to her dissertation, “Crayon Rebellion: The Material Politics of North American Pastels, 1758-1814,” which looks at the evolution of the pastel medium across North America during the late 18th and early 19nth centuries.​<br></p><img alt="Megan Baker" src="/ForTheRecord%20Images/ARTH-2022-baker-megan.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cropped HeadshotGP0|#99d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a;L0|#099d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a|Awards and Honors;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=179
Johnson named predoctoral research resident at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port CitiesJohnson named predoctoral research resident at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities5/13/2022 4:00:00 AM<p>​<strong>​Gabriella L. Johnson</strong>, doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History, has been selected as a predoctoral research resident at the Center for the Art and Architectural History of Port Cities (nicknamed La Capraia) in Naples, from September 2022 through June 2023. The center supports interdisciplinary projects that highlight Naples and southern Italy as a site of exchange, encounter and transformation. She will be researching her dissertation, "Galatea's Realm: The Art of Coral, Shells, and Marine Fossils in Early Modern Sicily, Naples, and the Maltese Islands."​<br></p><img alt="Gabriella Johnson" src="/ForTheRecord%20Images/ARTH-2022-johnson-gabby.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cropped HeadshotGP0|#99d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a;L0|#099d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a|Awards and Honors;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=180
Stephenson receives fellowship through the New England Regional Fellowship ConsortiumStephenson receives fellowship through the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium4/29/2022 4:00:00 AM<p>​<span class="wrap-text">Doctoral candidate <strong>Lea Stephenson</strong> has been awarded a fellowship through the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, which will support research related to her dissertation, " 'Wonderful Things': Egyptomania, Empire, and the Senses, 1870-1922." She will be a resident fellow at specific New England institutions, including the Boston Athenaeum, Massachusetts Historical Society, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, and Houghton Library, Harvard. For her fellowship, Stephenson will be researching visual culture and archival material related to late nineteenth-century New Englanders in Egypt, including watercolors, travel diaries, photograph albums, and correspondence. This summer archival research will form the groundwork for her chapters exploring the multi-sensorial landscape experience by Euro-American travelers and souvenirs acquired in Egypt.</span></p><img alt=" Lea Stephenson" src="/ForTheRecord%20Images/ARTH-2022-Stephenson-Lea.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Uncropped VerticalGP0|#99d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a;L0|#099d961eb-8936-415c-9024-28a13cec289a|Awards and Honors;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=175
Vause publishes essayVause publishes essay2/18/2022 5:00:00 AM<p>In the essay, "Grasping the Cross: Transforming the Body and Mind in Early Medieval England," art history Ph.D. candidate <strong>Rachael Vause</strong> addresses the questions: What can the sciences tell us about oral societies who left behind beautiful objects but no textual record? Is it possible to discern the motivations of humans of the past who shared similar bodies and brains as our own? Her essay was recently published in the volume, <em>Transmissions and Translations in Medieval Literary and Material Culture,</em> edited by Megan Henvey, Amanda Doviak and Jane Hawkes. Combining art historical methods and neuroscientific studies, she connects the body to wearable religious items, which served as powerful components in the Christian conversion of 6th-7th century England.​</p><img alt="Rachael Vause" src="/ForTheRecord%20Images/ARTH_20220218_vause_essay.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Cropped HeadshotGP0|#e59b718f-f2f3-4654-8986-5eea60d4f90b;L0|#0e59b718f-f2f3-4654-8986-5eea60d4f90b|Publications;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=156
Rujivacharakul reappointed visiting professor at Tsinghua UniversityRujivacharakul reappointed visiting professor at Tsinghua University;vimalin;1/21/2022 5:00:00 AM<p>​<span class="wrap-text">Tsinghua University is China's top university, frequently referred to as the "MIT of China." Its School of Architecture is also among the most renowned schools of architecture in the world, having produced many premier architects and scholars. Professor <strong>Vimalin Rujivacharakul </strong>first received Tsinghua's visiting professorship at the School of Architecture from 2018-2021. In January 2022, her reappointment was officially confirmed. She will continue her work with her Tsinghua colleagues to develop new ways of understanding and designing vernacular architecture and site development in China. The Vernacular Architecture Unit at Tsinghua's School of Architecture has earned many accolades from both public and private sectors in China. Their efforts to promote vernacular villages and cultures have resulted in the rehabilitation and restoration of several important sites, notably the famous temple complex in the City of Songyang, which recently hosted the <a href="https://unhabitat.org/china-international-forum-on-urban-rural-linkages-highlights-health-territorial-approaches%29.">UN-Habitat Conference</a>. The team has also collaborated with international experts from England, France, Italy and the United States to explore ways in assessing and working with tangible and intangible heritage.</span><br></p><img alt="" src="/content-sub-site/PublishingImages/Noteworthy_FTR/Rujivacharakul_Foguang%20%20Site%20Visit.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Uncropped VerticalGP0|#8442c1a6-2557-4340-b895-2f7f241f6ae1;L0|#08442c1a6-2557-4340-b895-2f7f241f6ae1|Appointments;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=144
Cross facilitates installation at the Delaware Art MuseumCross facilitates installation at the Delaware Art Museum;across;1/7/2022 5:00:00 AM<p>On Dec. 9, 2021, a tour of the Delaware Art Museum’s recent reinstallation of its American galleries was facilitated by doctoral candidate <strong>Anne Cross</strong>, co-founder of the Art History Graduate Student Anti-Racism Initiative and current Lynn Herrick Sharp Curatorial Fellow at the Delaware Art Museum. Museum curators Heather Campbell Coyle, Margaret Winslow and Margaretta Frederick walked UD art history graduate students through the museum's process and fielded questions on representation, reparations and community engagement. This is the first comprehensive museum rehanging since 2005. The museum worked with a Delaware-based advisory board to reimagine the galleries, acquiring several significant pieces by women and Black artists that tell a more inclusive story of the visual arts. ​</p>Uncropped VerticalGP0|#04611ae7-92e6-4159-9e62-ac61be0875a2;L0|#004611ae7-92e6-4159-9e62-ac61be0875a2|Performances;GTSet|#0a3b6244-764a-4413-b2f1-4b4c15da868c2022.00000000000https://publish.cas.udel.edu/Lists/ForTheRecord/DispForm.aspx?ID=135

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