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Three Grad Students Represent FSU at Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 | Comments Off

Three Grad Students Represent FSU at Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Art History PhD students Brad Hostetler, Sarah Simmons, and Christopher Timm were invited to participate in the 40th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, hosted in November this year by Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.  Of the 71 peer-reviewed papers presented at this prestigious international conference, only 16 were by graduate students.  FSU was the only institution with three student papers accepted. In the session “Byzantine Art,” Brad presented “Epigrams and the Presentation of Relics in the Middle Byzantine...

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Professor Bauer Receives Research Grant for Book Project

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 | Comments Off

Professor Bauer Receives Research Grant for Book Project

Assistant Professor Doron Bauer has been awarded the Gerda Henkel Stiftung grant for the research project  “Lost at Sea: Islands and the Topology of Cultural Interactions in the Mediterranean.” The grant will allow Dr. Bauer and two researchers under his direction to study medieval objects, monuments, and archives in the Balearic Islands for three months this summer in order to advance a book-length project. 

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Spotlight on Alumna Susan Baldino: Social Advocate, Curator, Teacher

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 | Comments Off

Spotlight on Alumna Susan Baldino: Social Advocate, Curator, Teacher

This fall, Art History alumna Susan Davis Baldino (MA 1993) combined her talents and passions to co-curate “What Forever Feels Like: Artists and Autism” at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. The show is the second exhibition in a series of curatorial endeavors that seeks to expose museum visitors to the beauty and challenges of the world’s fastest growing developmental disability. Susan works with the FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the FSU College of Medicine Autism Institute to produce these exhibitions. The first...

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Professor Niell Leads Exhibition Tour and Presentations at Ringling

Posted on Nov 24, 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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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 Lauren Weingarden’s Global Venues: Conferences and Courses

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 | Comments Off

Professor Lauren Weingarden’s Global Venues: Conferences and Courses

Professor Lauren S. Weingarden has had exciting summer and fall semesters. Between June and October, she presented five papers at five international venues. In July she directed and taught Paris Art & Culture program in Paris, France. At four conferences Prof. Weingarden was able to extend her recent research in Neuroaesthetics to both 19th-century French art and contemporary Installation art. In June, she presented “Framing an Experiential Aesthetics: The Affective Turn in Contemporary Installation Art,” at the “Framing Emotional...

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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 hosted the Thirty-Second Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium on October 31 & November 1, 2014. Graduate students from around the country presented papers in three sessions on Friday afternoon, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, with each paper followed by critical discussion. The papers will be considered for inclusion in Athanor, an internationally-distributed journal published by the Department of Art History as a project of the Museum of Fine Arts Press in the...

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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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