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Nina Kallmyer

Professor Emerita Nina M. Athanassoglou-Kallmyer has published an article on Claude Monet entitled "Le Grand Tout: Monet on Belle-Île and the Impulse toward Unity" in the most recent issue of The Art Bulletin (September 2015).

Kallmyer has also been elected by the Editorial Board of The Art Bulletin to be the next Editor-in-Chief of the journal, beginning in 2016.

Wendy Bellion

The forthcoming summer issue of American Art includes three articles by UD faculty members. Professor Wendy Bellion and Professor Mónica Domínguez Torres contributed essays on John Singleton Copley's Watson and the Shark (1778) for a set of "Paired Perspectives": "Land Shark: Copley's Reiterative Acts of Representation" (Bellion) and "Havana's Fortunes: 'Entangled Histories' in Copley's Watson and the Shark" (Domínguez Torres). Professor Jason Hill contributed an article, "How to Look at News Pictures in America," to the "New Perspectives" portion of the journal.

Perry Chapman

Professor Perry Chapman led a scholars' study day in the exhibition Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, which is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Monica Dominguez Torres

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 Grant from the College Art Association in 2011. For more information, visit Ashgate's website: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754666714

Ann Eden Gibson

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.

Jason Hill

Professor Jason Hill will be participating in "Print Matters: Histories of Photography in Illustrated Magazines," a symposium held at the New York Public Library on April 8-9. Hill's talk, "PM - This is Not a Magazine" will be presented in the workshop session "Magazines and Their Ontology" on Friday, April 8.

Professor Jason Hill spoke to The New York Times about photography at the 1940s New York City tabloid PM. He will also be participating in a panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition PM New York Daily: 1940-48 at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York on February 6.

Jessica L. Horton

Professor Jessica L. Horton's article "Ojibwa Tableaux Vivants: George Catlin, Robert Houle, and Transcultural Materialism" was just published in the journal Art History.

She has also been awarded a 2015 Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant by the College Art Association. The grant will support the publication of her forthcoming book, Places to Stand: Native American Modernisms on an Undivided Earth (Duke University Press, 2017).

Lawrence Nees

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Professor Lawrence Nees has been elected to a four-year term as a Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies. He will represent the International Center of Medieval Art, and will be a member of the governing Council of ACLS, along with the organization's Board of Directors. Founded in 1913, ACLS is the leading organization for learned societies in the Humanities and humanistic Social Sciences, and sponsors a wide range of grants and programs in this country.

Nees also recently published his sixth book, Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem, Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World 5 (Leiden: Brill, 2016). He is currently working on his next book, Illuminating the Word: On the Beginnings of Medieval Book Decoration, which deals with book arts in the seventh and eighth centuries of the Common Era, especially in northwestern Europe.

His most recent conference presentations have been: Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting, University of Notre Dame, March 12-14, 2015, keynote lecture for session sponsored by the Fellows: "A Dagger from Korea, a Buddha from Sweden, and the Unknown Unknowns"; conference on "Books and Readers in the Pre-Modern World," Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, April 16-17, 2015: "From ancient to medieval books: on reading and illuminating manuscripts in the seventh century"; international conference on "Graphic Compositions and Monogrammatic Initials in the Early Medieval Illuminated Book: Origins and Functions," Norwegian Institute in Rome, May 7-8, 2015: "Graphic quire marks and Qur'anic verse markers in the seventh and eighth century"; conference on "Les représentations du livre aux époques carolingienne et ottonienne," Paris, INHA and Sorbonne, 2015: "Design, Default or Defect in Some Perplexing Represented Books."

Ikem Stanley Okoye

On April 8, Professor Ikem S. Okoye gives a talk at Columbia University titled "'Onitsha' Dreams Revisited: Alternative African Enactments of the Urban," at a symposium titled Other Desires: The African City, organized by Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Professor Ikem S. Okoye contributed a chapter titled "Good Bush, Bad Bush: Representing our Natures in Historical Southern Nigerian Landscapes" to the recently published Cultural Landscape Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2016). It is the first ever publication from Dumbarton Oaks on Landscape Studies in Africa, and the first ever substantially art historical anthology engaging the study of landscapes as artifice and/or representation, in every region of sub-Saharan Africa.

In addition, on February 26, 2016, Okoye was invited to give a eulogy at MIT during an event held in memory of the recently passed Professor Stanford Anderson, renowned scholar of modern architecture and urbanism, and founder of the History, Theory and Criticism of Art and Architecture Program at MIT.

Lauren Hackworth Petersen

Professor Lauren Hackworth Petersen presented a paper "Slaves and the Production of Roman Luxury," (with Sandra Joshel) at the conference, Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii, held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (April 1-2). While at the conference, she entered the Villa at Oplontis virtually through the University of Michigan's 3D Lab (she is shown here "walking" through a service corridor at the ancient villa).

Vimalin Rujivacharakul

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 Rujivacharakul's Architecturalized Asia is named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2014 by Choice, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). "This is an ambitious historiographical intervention into architectural/art historical accounts of 'Asia.' In contrast to studies that take the continent's boundaries as cartographically or ontologically given, this volume emphasizes how Asia has been constructed and produced since the early modern period. . . . A valuable resource for specialists in art history, architectural history, anthropology, history, geography, religion, cultural studies, and Asian studies." — Choice (September 2014)

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David M. Stone

Professor David M. Stone was interviewed about an important collection of paintings during a recent visit to Pescara, Italy. Click here to read the article (in Italian).

Professor David M. Stone participated in "A Piercing Agony: Two Baroque Interpretations of Saint Sebastian," a panel discussion in Princeton on January 21. The event centered on Guercino's Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian and Simon Vouet's Saint Sebastian, both of which are currently on loan to the Princeton University Art Museum. For more information, click here.

Margaret Werth

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.

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