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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 will 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...

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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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Alumna Jennifer Feltman publishes in Studies in Iconography; selected for NEH and Kress Funded Seminars

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 | Comments Off

Alumna Jennifer Feltman publishes in Studies in Iconography; selected for NEH and Kress Funded Seminars

 2014 has been a busy year for FSU art history alumna, Jennifer M. Feltman (Ph.D. 2011). In May, her article, “Charlemagne’s Sin, the Last Judgment, and the New Theology of Penance at Chartres,” was published in the Princeton Index of Christian Art’s Studies in Iconography. Over the summer, Dr. Feltman participated in two seminars, which were designed to enhance research and teaching of college faculty. She was one of 16 selected to participate in the NEH Summer Seminar, “Arts, Architecture, and Devotional Interaction in England,...

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Brad Hostetler to Present at the British School in Athens

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 | Comments Off

Brad Hostetler to Present at the British School in Athens

Brad Hostetler, doctoral candidate, has been invited to participate in the Summer Workshop in Byzantine Epigraphy at the British School at Athens, July 14-20. He will join 23 scholars from the UK, Greece, Italy, Germany, Austria, and the US, and present his research on inscriptions on portable objects. The Summer Workshop in Byzantine Epigraphy consists of daily seminars offered by the conveners followed by participant-led responses and discussions; practical sessions in museums and excavation sites headed by museum curators and...

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Notes From the Field: Sarah Buck on Dissertation Research

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 | Comments Off

Notes From the Field: Sarah Buck on Dissertation Research

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 have been busy semesters for FSU Department of Art History PhD student Sarah Buck. In October 2013, with the support of a Helen J. Beard conference grant, Sarah presented her paper “Les Costumes grotesques (c. 1695): Prints and Professional Habits in the ancien régime” at the symposium “Fashioning Identities: Types, Customs, & Dress in a Global Context” hosted by the Department of Art History at Hunter College of CUNY in NYC. Sarah’s paper drew from her dissertation research, which focuses on Les...

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Notes From the Field: Valerie DeLeon at Giverny

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 | Comments Off

Notes From the Field: Valerie DeLeon at Giverny

[Valerie deLeon graduated from FSU with a degree in Art History and Studio Art in the Fall of 2013. She is currently interning at Monet's House and Gardens in Giverny.] Two years later, after participating in FSU’s Paris Art & Culture program, I’m back in Giverny as a “bénévole” or volunteer. Sometime during my first trip to Giverny I heard that people from all across the world could work in the gardens during the summer months. During my graduating fall semester I wanted to figure out a way to somehow go abroad and work in a...

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Call for Papers: 32nd Annual Art History Symposium

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Call for Papers: 32nd Annual Art History Symposium

The FSU Art History faculty and graduate students invite students currently working toward an M.A. or a Ph.D. to submit abstracts of papers for presentation at our Thirty-Second Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium, which will be held on Friday afternoon, October 31, and Saturday, November 1, 2014.  The keynote speaker this year is Felipe Pereda, Nancy H. and Robert E. Hall Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.  Graduate students from around the country will present a variety of compelling research papers in...

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Professor Lynn Jones Edits New Anthology of Essays on Byzantine Images

Posted on Jun 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Professor Lynn Jones Edits New Anthology of Essays on Byzantine Images

Associate Professor Lynn Jones has edited a new anthology of essays with Ashgate Publishing, Byzantine Images and their Afterlives: Essays in honor of Annemarie Weyl Carr. (From the Press Release:) The twelve papers written for this volume reflect the wide scope of Annemarie Weyl Carr’s interests and the equally wide impact of her work. The concepts linking the essays include the examination of form and meaning, the relationship between original and copy, and reception and cultural identity in medieval art and architecture. Carr’s...

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Notes From the Field: Victoria Sunnergren in Arizona

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 | Comments Off

Notes From the Field: Victoria Sunnergren in Arizona

[Victoria Sunnergren is an undergraduate student in the Department of Art History. She is interning at the Museum of Northern Arizona and researching Navajo art through the help of a MRCE grant from the office of Undergraduate Research.] This summer, I am a Heritage Program Intern at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), in Flagstaff, Arizona. I found the internship on one of the email listservs of museum jobs that Ms. Abstein recommended to her Museum Object class last semester. The internship is unpaid, but they are giving me free housing...

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