News Archive from April, 2019

HIAA Independent Study Project Wins Undergraduate Library Research Award

HIAA student Maya Omori, won the 2019 Undergraduate Library Research Award this year for her project on "Hidden Portraits at Brown" that she began in Professor Holly Shaffer's "Portraiture: Pre-...

Dietrich Neumann publishes book chapter on Alexander Dorner

Alexander Dorner was the director of the RISD Museum from 1938 to 1941 and then taught in the History of Art and Architecture department for 6 years. Dietrich Neumann has published a book chapter, entitled: "All the Struggles of the Present:  ...

Society of Architectural Historians in Providence

Professors Dietrich Neumann and Itohan Osayimwese are local co-chairs for the annual Society of Architectural Historians Conference taking place in Providence from April 24-28, 2019. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture and landscape of Providence and nearby areas. Professors Neumann, Osayimwese and department graduate and undergraduate students will be involved in public programs, talks, and tours about architecture in Providence.

Itohan Osayimwese will host a tour that focuses on the design-related work of women in Rhode Island from the late 19th century to the present day, exploring how women—as individuals and in collectives—practiced design in ways that were often oriented toward social progress and change. Women fulfilled an array of important roles as activists, entrepreneurs, inventors, and leaders. In confronting expectations of domesticity in a patriarchal society, these women gained recognition within their communities and took on an active role in changing their communities for the better. She is offering this tour in connection with her Engaged Scholars class, called "Telling Her Story, Women Designers in Rhode Island."  The conference will also feature an architectural tour of the Brown University campus,  led Raymond P. Rhinehart, Hon. AIA, Author of the Brown University Campus Guide. Online registration is closed but the public is welcome to register at the Rhode Island Convention Center. All tours will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). Discussion about the campus guides and a reception will take place in List Art Building room 120 on April 26 at 5:30pm.

East Side Monthly Highlights SAH Conference

The April issue of Providence's East Side Monthly highlights the upcoming Society of Architectural Historians' 2019 conference coming to Providence April 24-28. We are...

Sheila Bonde receives 2019 OVPR Salomon Award

Sheila Bonde, Professor of History of Art and Architecture recently received a Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Award for The Sensory Monastery, a new and intentionally innovative project that engages with the sensory experiences of...

Professor Evelyn Lincoln Contributes Chapter to New Book on Early Modern Rome

Professor Lincoln's chapter, "Printers and Publishers in Early Modern Rome" is included in a new book entitled, A Companion to Early Modern Rome, 1492-1692, published by Brill in February 2019. The volume, edited by Pamela M. Jones,...