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Art History Graduate Students Receive Scholarly Recognition

Art History graduate students are giving papers, publishing, and presenting research in prestigious national and international venues this spring and summer:

  • Jen Lee, a second-year M.A. student, was chosen from a national call for applicants to present research from her thesis and participate in the inaugural graduate seminar “Borghini, Vasari, and Disegno: Experiencing and Understanding Drawings through Sixteenth-Century Eyes” at the new Drawing Institute at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City on March 14.
  • Joe Hartman, a first-year Ph.D. student, presented his essay “El Señor del árbol: Dialogism and Visual Culture in Highland Ecuador” in Toronto at York University’s 11th annual art history graduate student symposium, “New Growth: Dialogues on the Tree,” on March 31. The symposium was held in conjunction with the exhibition The Tree: From the Sublime to the Social at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, just outside Toronto.
    Hartman also will present his essay “The Meaning of Sacred Space in Medieval Rome: Tree and Cross Symbolism in the Apse Mosaic and Floor of San Clemente” at the 2012 North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium, April 12 and 13. Papers from this event will be published in the on-line journal Middle Ground.
  • Emily Anderson and Jun Nakamura, first-year M.A. students, and Joe Hartman have created a panel on print technology and early modern visual culture for the 39th annual meeting of the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC), to be held in Barcelona, Spain, in July. Their panel and papers were inspired by seminar work in Dr. Lisa Pon’s course on High Technology in the Renaissance.
  • Emily Anderson also will present a paper titled “The Allied Invasion of Sicily: Photographs of Cultural Collision” at the South Italy, Sicily and the Mediterranean: Cultural Interactions Conference organized by La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, in July.
  • Sarah Foltz, a first-year M.A. student, is publishing an article on Jerry Bywaters and the 1959 exhibition South American Art Today at the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, in the summer 2012 publication of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA).


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