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Jolles Awarded CRC Grant for Photo History Research

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Jolles Awarded CRC Grant for Photo History Research

Art History Department Chair Adam Jolles was awarded a $13,000 Planning Grant by the FSU Center on Research and Creativity (CRC) to further study “The Curatorial History of Photography in the United States.” His project examines the emergence of photography as a field of interest in American museums between 1937 and 1991, a period that witnessed radical transformations in the display, practice, and teaching of the medium. It investigates as well the extent to which such transformations can be tied to the origins of the discourse...

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Professor Niell Leads Exhibition Tour and Presentations at Ringling

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 | Comments Off

Professor Niell Leads Exhibition Tour and Presentations at Ringling

Thanks to the generosity of Sarasota donor Ina Schnell, Professor Paul Niell travelled with a group of art history graduate students to the Ringling Museum of Art in the first week of November to visit the exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898, and to participate in a study day organized by the museum in support of the exhibition on Saturday, November 8th. Professor Niell presented “Domestic Space and Agency in Colonial Cuba” at the event, which included presentations by four scholars of...

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32nd Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 | Comments Off

32nd Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium

The FSU Art History faculty and graduate students will host the Thirty-Second Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium on October 31 & November 1, 2014 in the William Johnston Building, room 2005. Graduate students from around the country will present papers in three sessions on Friday afternoon, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, with each paper followed by critical discussion. The papers are considered for inclusion in Athanor, an internationally-distributed journal published by the Department of Art History as a project of...

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Jennifer Pride’s Busy Year: 5 Conferences, 3 Publications, 7 Grants

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 | Comments Off

Jennifer Pride’s Busy Year: 5 Conferences, 3 Publications, 7 Grants

Doctoral candidate Jennifer Pride has an article in press with intervalla: platform for intellectual exchange, a transdisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed Academic Online Journal. The second volume of intervalla takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the topic of “Trauma, Abstraction, and Creativity.” Jennifer’s article, “Traumatic Interiority in Post-Haussmannization Painting and Literature,” examines the work of nineteenth-century artist Gustave Caillebotte in relation to traumatic literary practices in Charles Baudelaire’s...

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FSU Grad Student Presentations Around the Southeast

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 | Comments Off

FSU Grad Student Presentations Around the Southeast

FSU Art History will be well represented again this year at the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) and other conference venues in the Southeast, with twelve current students and recent alumni giving presentations in the coming month.  Several of the conference participants will give practice presentations on Monday and Tuesday, September 29th and 30th, at 6 pm in room G40 WJB.  Here are a few of the upcoming papers: PhD student Amy Bowman-McElhone will present the paper “Memory-Place and the Unintentional Monument:...

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CVAT&D Presents: Jean Michel Massing

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 | Comments Off

CVAT&D Presents: Jean Michel Massing

On Thursday, October 16, Professor Jean Michel Massing of the University of Cambridge will present a public lecture at 6:00 pm in Room G40 WJB:  “The Influence of the Jesuit Jerome Nadal’s Evangelicae historiae imagines (1593)  on 17th- and 18th-Century Art from Peru to China,” as part of the  College of Visual Arts, Theatre, & Dance Presents visiting scholar lecture series.     Massing is Head of Department of History of Art and Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge.  He has published widely on numerous topics,...

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Patrick Dykstra to Present at Two Conferences in October

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 | Comments Off

Patrick Dykstra to Present at Two Conferences in October

Second year Master’s student Patrick Dykstra has been invited to present his research at two symposia next month. On October 2, he will present his research at the North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium. The symposium’s theme is “Interdisciplinary Research in the era of ‘Relevance:’ Graduate Study across the Disciplines and Beyond.” In the category of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Architecture, Patrick’s research paper, Discerning the Spatial Dynamics Encoded within the Built Environment of the Arena...

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Threads: The Quilts of Ms. Gussie Beatrice Arnold Hill

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 | Comments Off

Threads: The Quilts of Ms. Gussie Beatrice Arnold Hill

This month the Department of Art History and the School of Dance host the exhibition Threads: The Quilts of Ms. Gussie Beatrice Arnold Hill in FSU’s William Johnston Gallery. The exhibit, conceived and developed by School of Dance Associate Professor Anjali Austin and curated by Art History graduate student Mattie Codling, highlights quilts designed and crafted by Austin’s maternal grandmother, Tallahassee native Gussie Beatrice Arnold Hill. Being of African-American, Seminole, and Spanish lineage, and a fifth generation Tallahasseean,...

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Notes From the Field: Bryan Schaeffer in Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 | Comments Off

Notes From the Field: Bryan Schaeffer in Oaxaca, Mexico

This summer, Art History PhD student Bryan Schaeffer received a LCTL (Less Commonly Taught Languages) fellowship to participate in the Mixtec Language program offered by San Diego State University in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico. The six-week intensive course brought Bryan closer geographically, intellectually, and culturally to the Mixtec peoples in the state of Oaxaca. The Mixtec peoples are indigenous inhabitants of the geographic and cultural region known today as “La Mixteca.” They refer to themselves and their language as “Sa’an...

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Historic Collaboration to Discover Florida’s Past

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Historic Collaboration to Discover Florida’s Past

FSU students have the exciting opportunity to work in an historic collaboration between the FSU Department of Art History and the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research at two of the most significant archaeological sites for North Florida: The Letchwort-Love and Lake Jackson Mounds State Parks. Under the guidance of Dr. Dan Seinfeld from the Bureau of Archaeological Research and FSU Art History professor  Michael Carrasco, four graduate students and five undergraduate students from FSU, as well as two dig supervisors from Texas State...

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