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Professor Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer will be "Professeure invitée" at the University of Paris during Fall 2014.
Professor Perry Chapman has just published "The Trouble with Artists" (The Art Bulletin 95, September 2013), which assesses the contribution and impact of two fundamental books about the idea and image of the artist, Die Legende vom Kunstler (1934), by Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz, and Born Under Saturn: The Character and Conduct of Artists. A Documented History from Antiquity to the French Revolution (1963), by Rudolf and Margot Wittkower. Professor Chapman, who is former editor-in-chief of The Art Bulletin, was commissioned to write this review essay as part of the journal's centennial.
Professor Mónica Domínguez Torres has published the book Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico, a detailed study of martial images and symbols that emerged in the central Valley of Mexico in the aftermath of the Spanish Conquest. Part of Ashgate's series Transculturalisms, 1400-1700, this study not only discusses some of the representational strategies fostered by European friars in their missionary enterprise, but also the ways in which local communities and leaders appropriated, manipulated, modified and reinterpreted foreign visual codes. Professor Domínguez's book was awarded a Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Award from the College Art Association in 2011. For more information, visit Ashgate's website: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754666714
Professor Emerita and alumna Ann E. Gibson has won the 2013 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Book Prize for her book Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics (Yale University Press, 1997). The prize is given out every three years for a book that has changed the field. She gave a talk about the book at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 21, 2013, and publicly accepted the prize.
Professor Lawrence Nees presented a lecture in Paris on March 28, 2014 at a conference devoted to Charlemagne on the 1200th anniversary of his death. The conference was organized by and held at the Deutsches Historisches Institut/Institut historique allemand [German Historical Institute] in Paris, devoted to "Charlemagne: Les temps, les espaces, les hommes; Construction et déconstruction d’un règne" [Charlemagne: Time, Space, and People; Construction and Deconstruction of a Reign]. It was a three-day interdisciplinary conference bringing together historians, archaeologists, art historians, and literary specialists. Professor Nees, the only participant from the U.S., gave a paper on "Networks or Schools? The Production of Illuminated Manuscripts and Ivories during the Reign of Charlemagne." The papers will all be published next year, but they were also presented live on the internet, and can be seen at the following URL (scroll to 1:07:20 for the presentation by Professor Nees): http://charlemagne.hypotheses.org/343.
Professor Ikem S. Okoye was an invited speaker at a three-day Dumbarton Oaks symposium on African Landscapes concluded May 11, 2013. Okoye’s talk “Good Bush, Bad Bush: Representing our Natures in Historical Southern Nigerian landscapes,” argued that the cultured extension of a moral, representational universe over the terrain of southern Nigeria indicates that historical African societies possessed concepts, procedures and productions of "the landscape" (including its representation in art) surprisingly comparable to those that emerged in European and American history. A longer synopsis of the earlier parts of the symposium is found at http://dirt.asla.org/2013/05/14/13774/
Professor Lauren Hackworth Petersen has recently published Mothering and Motherhood in Ancient Greece and Rome, a co-edited project with Patricia Salzman-Mitchell (University of Texas Press, 2012). This anthology, which brings together scholars from ancient art history and classics, provides an interdisciplinary look at the potentially charged roles of motherhood in ancient daily life, politics, rhetoric, medicine, and art and architecture. Professor Petersen has also published two essays on Roman religion with The Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome and Arethusa. For more information on Mothering and Motherhood, visit: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/petmot
Professor Vimalin Rujivacharakul recently published two books: Architecturalized Asia (2014), and Liang Sicheng and the Temple of the Buddha's Light (2015). Liang Sicheng and the Temple of the Buddha’s Light was published under the auspices of China Classics Grant, administered by Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China. In spring 2015, she gave papers and lectures at the annual meetings of AAS, SAH, and the conference on Art and Sovereignty in Chicago. In May of 2015, she presented a paper on Contemporary Architecture and the Work of Ma Qingyun at the University of Cambridge (UK), in honors of Xu Bing, CRASSH Humanitas Visiting Professor, at the University of Cambridge. (Her talk can be viewed here, starting at 23:30. Note that during the event, Dr. Rujivacharakul was very ill and temporarily lost her voice. The convener, Professor Hans van de Ven, helped read her paper on her behalf.) Dr. Rujivacharakul also recently published a debate essay in Architecture Beyond Europe on the writing of global architectural history, "Connecting the Dots: Global Idea, Local Agency, and the Burden of Evidence-Based Architectural History." She is on sabbatical in 2015-2016.
Professor Margaret Werth and Dr. Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator of American Art at the Delaware Art Museum, co-organized a session entitled "Comic Modern" at the College Art Association meeting in New York in February 2015. It included papers on French, Russian, and American art from painting to caricature, comics, and performance.