Dissertation Defense: David Thomas

David William Thomas

The Art History Department is pleased to announce that

David William Thomas
BA, University of North Texas, 2010
MA, University of Arizona, 2014
and candidate for the doctoral degree in Art History

will defend his dissertation

“Turn on, Tune In, Don’t Drop Out: Pulsa’s Computer-Based Ecology”

Friday 26 August, 3:00 PM via Zoom Meeting ID 910 4485 4065

before a committee comprising
Professors Kevin Hatch (chair), Tom McDonough, Julia Walker, and
Zabet Patterson (Department of Art, Stony Brook University), Outside Examiner

Dissertation defenses in the Art History Department are important moments in our academic life and are by definition and tradition public events, open to all.

New edition of John Tagg’s The Burden of Representation

Voices of Photography Books in Taipei City, Taiwan, have just published 再現之重──論複數的攝影與歷史, a new, traditional Chinese edition of Distinguished Professor John Tagg‘s The Burden of Representation: Essays on Photographies and Histories. The text was translated by Sylvie Lin, and includes a new Preface and Afterword for Chinese readers and an introduction by Li-Hsin Kuo, professor and dean of the College of Communication at National Chengchi University.

Dissertation Defense: Ismail Kugu

DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY

Dissertation defense

Ismail Kugu, PhD candidate

“The Consumption of Coffee Cups in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Court”

Committee members: Nancy Um, chair; Pam Smart; John Tagg; Kent Schull (Department of History), Outside Examiner

Monday, August 1, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. EDT

This defense is open to the public and will take place on Zoom. Participants must be signed in to Zoom and must register in advance. The registration URL is: https://getty.zoom.us/j/94677270096

Anonymous, “Servants Serve Coffee to Sultana in the Harem,” Le Sérail et divers personnages turcs, c. 1720, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Public Domain, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b84523871/f13.item.

Dr. Hala Auji (2013) Appointed VCUarts Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair for Islamic Art

The Binghamton University Art History Department extends heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Hala Auji as she steps into the prestigious position of Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair for Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts (VCUarts), beginning August 16, 2022. Her position includes teaching, scholarly research and collaboration with VCUarts Qatar.

Dr. Hala Auji, 2022

Dr. Auji has been serving as Associate Professor of Art History at the Amercican University of Beirut (AUB). Earlier, she taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and Binghamton University (SUNY) as a lecturer in Islamic art and art history respectively. Her book, Printing Arab Modernity: Book Culture and the American Press in Nineteenth-Century Beirut, was published in 2016.

Auji earned her PhD in art history from Binghamton University, the State University of New York (SUNY), in 2013, working under the direction of Dr. Nancy Um. She also holds an MA in criticism and theory from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, and a BA degree in graphic design from AUB, Lebanon.

Dissertation Defense: Yuri Chang


Chung-up Kim, The World Peace Gate at the Olympic Sculpture Park, 1988, 24m x 62m x 37m,  © Korean Tourism Organization.

DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY

Dissertation defense

Yuri Chang, PhD candidate

“Negotiating Urban Identities: International Art Events and the Cultural Identities of Korean Cities, 1988-1995″

Committee members: Thomas F. McDonough, chair; Jeffrey W. Kirkwood; Julia W. Walker; Sonja M. Kim (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies), Outside Examiner

Friday, May 20, 2022 – 12:00 p.m. EDT

This defense is open to the public; due to the ongoing pandemic, it will take place on Zoom. Participants must be signed in to Zoom and must register in advance. The registration URL is: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvfuyrrz8qEtL9XaclNPW1wedtXlq16VLb

Dissertation Defense: Jeffrey Youn

Anonymous, “Whole Map of Suwon,” from Records of the Construction of Hwaseong Fortress, woodblock print, 1801, 8.5 x 13.5 inches, National Museum of Korea, Seoul, South Korea.

Dissertation defense

Jeffrey Youn, PhD candidate

“The Planning, Construction, and Operations of Suwon in Late-Eighteenth-Century Korea: A Genealogy of the Joseon City and the Modernization of Korean Production and Markets”

Committee members: Karen-edis Barzman, chair; Thomas F. McDonough; John W. Chaffee (Department of History); Sungdai Cho (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies), Outside Examiner

Monday, May 2, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. EDT

This defense is open to the public; due to the ongoing pandemic, it will take place on Zoom. Participants must be signed in to Zoom and must register in advance. The registration URL is: https://binghamton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtc-6tpzMiG9beY4-g3I35KIq9ptFmIKd-

Student Curator Talks at the University Art Museum on Tuesday, April 26th

On Tuesday, April 26th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM at the Binghamton University Art Museum in the Fine Arts building, Fall 2021 Student Curators will introduce their ongoing exhibitions and discuss the curatorial experience they gained through the BUAM’s internship program. This special event is part of Binghamton University’s annual Research Days, a week-long celebration of faculty and student research over the past year.

Kasumi Kugo & Kaeun Park at the AAS Conference 2022

Panelists attending the AAS reception: Kasumi Kugo, Elise Voyau, Kaeun Park, and Amy Kahng (from left to right)

Kaeun Park (MA 2018)  and Kasumi Kugo (Doctoral candidate) participated in the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference 2022 on March 25th. They organized the panel “Gendered Bodies in Postwar East Asian Photographs” and presented their papers “Gendered Representations of Body and Labor in Everyday Life Photography in Late 1950s South Korea” (by Kaeun) and “‘Discover Japan”: Transfiguration of the Avant-garde, Girls’ Subjectivity, and Nationhood in 1970s Japan” (by Kasumi). The session abstract is below and for more information click here.

The Pre-Modern Art History: New Approaches Lecture Series will feature Katherine M. Reinhart, Honorary Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison on Friday March 25

PRE-MODERN ART HISTORY: NEW APPROACHES LECTURE SERIES

presents

KATHERINE M. REINHART

Honorary Fellow, Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison

FRIDAY 25 MARCH

4:00 PM

“SINCERE HANDS AND FAITHFUL EYES? ART, SCIENCE, AND THE DEMANDS OF EMPIRE”

via Zoom click here to join