Graduate Activities: Hyeyun Chin, dissertation defense

The Department of Art History

is pleased to announce that, on,

Wednesday, July 27, at 11:00

in the Art History Commons, FA 218,

Hyeyun Chin,
BFA, Sungshin Women’s University, Republic of Korea 2003
MA, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea 2006,

candidate for the doctoral degree in Art History,

will defend her dissertation,

“Great Britain’s Glory” as a Stage for Global Commerce:
The Royal Exchange and the Architectural Identity of Early Modern London

before a committee composed of Professors Andrew Walkling (Chair), Karen-edis Barzman, Nancy Um, John Havard (Department of English), and Richard Lee (Department of Sociology).

The defense is a public event and open to all. We look forward to a lively, instructive and informative discussion and invite you all to attend.

Graduate Activities: Dengyan Zhou, dissertation defense

The Department of Art History

is pleased to announce that, on,

Thursday, July 28, at 11:00

in the Art History Commons, FA 218,

Dengyan Zhou,
BA, Renmin University of China, 2003
MA, Renmin University of China, 2005

candidate for the doctoral degree in Art History,

will defend her dissertation,

THE LANGUAGE OF “PHOTOGRAPHY” IN CHINA:
A GENEALOGY OF CONCEPTUAL FRAMES FROM SHEYING TO XINWEN SHEYING AND SHEYING YISHU

before a committee composed of Professors John Tagg (Chair), Tom McDonough, David Stahl (Department of Asian and Asian-American Studies) and Nicholas Kaldis (Department of Asian and Asian-American Studies, Outside Examiner).

Dissertation defenses in the Department of Art History are important moments in our academic life and are, by definition, public events, open to all. We look forward to a lively, instructive and informative discussion and invite you all to attend.

Undergraduate Activities: Art History majors graduating with honors

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Kudos to our Art History majors graduating with honors! Fulfillment of honors requirements includes a yearlong course sequence that culminates in the completion of a thesis. Congratulations to Colleen Stapleton, whose thesis is titled “Indifferent Objects: The Comedic in the Work of Rachel Harrison” (Advisor: Kevin Hatch) and to Aidan Quigley, author of “Vegetating Modernism: Understanding the Green Roof” (Advisor: Julia Walker).

Faculty Activities: Nancy Um at Seoul National University

On May 30, Associate Professor Nancy Um will give a talk, titled “A Sufi Saint’s Legacy in Yemen: Architectural Perspectives on the Global Coffee Trade, the Indian Ocean World, and the Ottoman Empire, 15th –  19th C,” at Seoul National University. The talk will take place at 4 p.m. in Building 4 (Shinyang Humanities building) in room 301.