Sarah C. Simmons will be presenting her paper, “He Who Points the Way: The Hodegetria as Political Identity on the Patriarchal Seals of Photios” at the 14th Postgraduate Colloquium at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England. This international colloquium is sponsored by the Centre of Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies. The Colloquium will take place May 25th, 2013.
Sarah’s paper questions why Patriarch Photios appropriated the iconography of the Hodegetria featured on his seals. She examines how this iconography...
Several Medieval Students and Alumni will take part in the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9-12, 2013. Browse below to take a look at their papers and sessions:
Dr. Jennifer Feltman
Organized the sessions:
“New Studies of the North Transept of Reims I: Archeaology, Architecture, and Glass” “New Studies of the North Transept of Reims II: Sculpture”
Both sponsored by AVISTA: The Association of Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and...
The Art History faculty and staff hosted a warm celebration on Thursday, April 25th to honor our students receiving their MA and PhD degrees this semester. We send our new colleagues off with pride in their accomplishments and best wishes for their future plans. To name just a few of our completed and continuing graduate students’ academic and professional plans for the upcoming year:
Sarah Buck will conduct research in Paris and London during the Fall 2013 semester on the department’s Penelope Mason Dissertation Research...
Lesley Wolff (MA 2013), who will be entering the doctoral program in Art History in the fall, has been awarded the Fellows Society Adelaide Wilson Fellowship by The Graduate School at Florida State University. The Wilson Fellowship is FSU’s most generous and prestigious university-wide graduate fellowship. Recipients of this fellowship serve as leaders of the Fellows Society, the university’s interdisciplinary community of scholars who hold nationally competitive fellowships. The fellowship provides five years of full financial support...
Peter Weishar has been appointed dean of Florida State University’s College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance, effective July 1, 2013.
Most recently, Weishar served as dean of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s School of Entertainment Arts where he started in 2004. Prior to his time at SCAD, Weishar served as a professor of computer animation and new media, as well as acting director of the animation program at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He is the author of three books on animation arts and has private sector...
FSU Art History alumna Barbara Johnston (PhD 2007) presented a paper at the 2013 meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, held in San Diego in early April. Dr. Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, where she specializes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art history.
Johnston’s paper, “The Politics of Devotion: Political Iconography and Subtext in Louise of Savoy’s Vie de la Magdalene,” was presented in one of two sessions celebrating...
On April 10, 2013, the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance recognized outstanding students and friends at its annual awards ceremony. Special recognition was given to Sally McRorie for her service as Dean of the College for 10 years, and to Paula Gerson, who will be honored with the title of Professor Emerita upon her retirement next month. The following Art History students were recognized at this year’s ceremony:
Art History Majors Nominated to Phi Beta Kappa
Caroline Keegan, Maureen Malles, Shelby...
Art History undergraduates are making their mark in the coming months in museums, international programs and graduate schools around the world. To name just a few:
Stephanie Asqueri has been accepted to Montclair State University’s Fine Arts Museum Management Master’s program.
Caryn Burns is interning at the Asheville Art Museum.
Erin Carney will spend a year in Germany as a Congress-Bundestag Exchange Program participant, followed by two years as a New York Teach for America corps member.
Danielle Carter has an education...
On Tuesday, April 2nd, the Department of Art History celebrated the distinguished career of our esteemed colleague and mentor, Professor Paula Gerson, who will be retiring at the end of the spring semester. Upon her retirement, she will be honored with the title of Professor Emerita.
Professor Gerson came to FSU in 1996 to join the faculty in the Department of Art History, where she served as department chair from the time of her arrival until 2006. During her tenure as chair, she presided over a period of expansive growth in both the...
Congratulations to Art History undergraduate Caroline Keegan, who has received the 2012-13 Florida State University Academic Leadership Award for the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance for her outstanding service and leadership. Caroline has been a member of the College Leadership Council since 2010, an officer of the Undergraduate Art History Association (UAHA) since 2009, and that organization’s president since 2011. She is the first Director of the Art Scene Zine, a project she imagined and personally initiated in 2010,...