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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.
Professor Wendy Bellion delivers the keynote address at the 2015 Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) conference on November 20-21 at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. The theme of the conference is Moving Pictures: Images across Media in American Visual and Material Culture to 1900, and Professor Bellion will speak on "Representing Iconoclasm: Paint, Print, Performance." Also presenting papers at the conference are alumna Catherine Holochwost and graduate student Amy Torbert, as well as Clay Zuba, graduate student in UD's Department of English.
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.
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 Jessica L. Horton spoke on November 5 about the art of Cherokee painter Kay WalkingStick on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition, Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (November 7, 2015 - September 18, 2016). On October 16 she spoke about Pueblo painting, oil politics, and the space race in Iran during the Cold War at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Terra Foundation for American Art conference, Shifting Terrain: Mapping a Transnational American Art History. Also presenting papers there were alumna Melody Barnett Deusner and graduate student Emily Casey.
Professor Lawrence Nees has recently published his sixth book, Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem, Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World 5 (Leiden: Brill, 2016). His most recent conference presentations have been: Medieval Academy of American 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.”
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's The Material Life of Roman Slaves, cowritten with Sandra R. Joshel (Cambridge University Press, 2014), has won two 2015 PROSE Awards. The Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers honored the book with the PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities and the PROSE Award in Classical and Ancient History. Professor Petersen discusses her recent work in an interview in University of Delaware Research magazine. The Material Life of Roman Slaves has just been released in paperback by Cambridge University Press.
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.