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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,...

Graduate student Emily Monty will speak at Frick Collection

On Saturday, April 6, PhD candidate, Emily Monty will be representing Brown University at "A Symposium on the History of Art" presented by The Frick Collection and The...

The Medieval Cyborg featured in The Brown Daily Herald

Michelle Oing '07 recent talk, The Medieval Cyborg: Performing Objects in the Late Middle Ages was featured in the April 8th edition of the Brown Daily Herald. Her talk argued for a more critical understanding of medieval and early modern conceptions of mimesis through an examination of a range of figural objects: bust reliquaries, moveable sculptures of Christ and the saints, mobile effigies, and puppets and automata. Her lecture was part of the yearlong, Sensory Series, presented through the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. The event took place on April 4 at 5:30 pm in List 120.

April 6 and 7: The Allure of the Ancient

The Department of Egyptology and Assyriology will present a two-day conference, "The Allure of the Ancient: Early Modern Receptions of the Ancient Near East on April 6 and 7 in Rhode Island Hall.

Sensory Series Continues in Spring 2019

April 4 at 5:30 pm in List 120
Michelle Oing '07, Yale University
The Medieval Cyborg: Performing Objects in the Late Middle Ages

Michelle Oing ’07 is a PhD candidate in the History of Art Department at Yale University. She received her B.A. in Art History from Brown University and her M.T.S. in the History of Christianity from Harvard Divinity School. She will discuss aspects of her dissertation which argues for a more critical understanding of medieval and early modern conceptions of mimesis through an examination of a range of figural objects: bust reliquaries, moveable sculptures of Christ and the saints, mobile effigies, and puppets and automata. 

April 15 at 5:30pm in List 110
Niall Atkinson, University of Chicago  The Wandering Body and the Wondering Eye: Italian views of Cairo in Early Modern Travel

Niall Atkinson, Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago researches the soundscapes of Renaissance Florence and the role of the acoustic environment in the meaning of built space and the construction of social communities.

The department's yearlong series explores the specific relationships between the senses and art, as well as methods for sensory scholarship. The series is sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, the Anita Glass Memorial Fund, the Margerie Cutler Endowment, and the Marshall Woods Lectureship Foundation of Fine Arts.

Sensescapes of the Topkapı Palace in Ottoman Istanbul

Nina Macaraig, Koç University, Istanbul, will present her talk on Ottoman sensescapes in the Topkapı Palace where Qur’anic recitation, perfuming and aromatics constitute important aspects of Islamic material culture.  

The lecture takes place Thursday, March 14 at 5:30 pm in List Art Building, room 110.

Professor Neumann Named 2019 Fellow

The Society of Architectural Historians announced that Professor Dietrich Neumann will be named a 2019 class of SAH Fellows. On Thursday, April 25, Professor Neumann and Dolores Hayden, David Van Zanten and Richard Guy Wilson will be inducted as Fellows of the Society of Architectural Historians during the SAH 72nd Annual International Conference awards ceremony in Providence, Rhode Island. SAH Fellows are individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field of architectural history, such as scholarship, service to SAH or stewardship of the built environment.

Annual Anita Glass Memorial Lecture

The 2019 Anita Glass Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Jonathan Hay (New York University/IFA). His lecture is titled, A Visuality of Noise: Paintings by the Ming Dynasty Artist, Xu Wei (1521-1593). Hay’s research takes “painting out of its usual artificial isolation in modern scholarship from other artistic practices and the visual environment” in the belief  “that a healthy future for the discipline will require a shift toward active dialogue with contemporary scientific thinking and with the conceptual heritages of non-Western traditions.” This event is free and open to the public. A reception to follow.

HIAA undergraduate concentrator featured in Watson Institute art show

Kat Chavez '19 was recently highlighted on the Watson Institute's Student Spotlight page. Her piece, “Mirabilis jalapa” received first prize in the exhibition showing on the...

Global Art History Final Projects

Students in Professor Sheila Bonde and Lindsay Caplan's class, an introduction to the global history of art, architecture and material culture, presented their final projects in List Art Building this month. Students were asked to create artwork ...

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