Graduate Student Activities: Wylie Schwartz and Arcades Project, this Friday

freelunchDoctoral student Wylie Schwartz would like to invite the Binghamton Art History community to the fourth edition of Arcades Project, a curated art marketplace that Wylie co-founded in 2011. This year’s guest curators are Mara Baldwin, Assistant Director of the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College, and Clara Hess, a visual artist and co-director of ‘Complimenta,’ an artists’ residency program in Ithaca. Keep your eyes out for work by doctoral student Amanda Beardsley.

Arcades Project, started in 2011, is a curated, one-night event for the exhibition and sales of limited edition works produced by small and independent presses, artists, and other creative practitioners (art books, book arts, prints, image and text works, artist multiples). Arcades also hosts workshops, performances, screenings, and readings. Arcades, although an opportunity to sell work, is an event that hopes to subvert the expected context of commerce by switching themes and locations every year. This May will be the fourth incarnation of the Arcades Project– an event that wears many guises, at once a museum, a mall, a swap shop, a school, a pub, & a party.

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Save the date for “Writing the Global City: A Tribute to Professor Anthony D. King”


Mark your calendars! The Department of Art History at Binghamton University cordially invites you to Writing the Global City: A Tribute to Professor Anthony D. King, an international conference to be held on campus, October 4 – 5, 2013.

The program and registration information will be posted on the conference website during the summer:

We look forward to seeing you in Binghamton in the fall!

Department Activities: Crossing the Boundaries XXI: Dis/Place

922692_10151335102616829_982350723_n The date is fast approaching for Crossing the Boundaries XXI: Dis/Place, a multidisciplinary, multivocal academic conference with a global geographic and broad temporal reach, presented by the Art History Graduate Student Union this Friday and Saturday.

Please join us for all of this weekend’s activities, including a conversation between Professor John Tagg (Binghamton University) and this year’s keynote speaker Ariella Azoulay (Brown University), to be held on Friday, April 26 at 3:30 in the University Art Museum. Entrance is free.

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Alumni Activities: Paul Eli Ivey


imageCongratulations to Paul Eli Ivey (PhD 1992), whose book Radiance from Halcyon: A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science has just been published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Radiance from Halcyon is an intriguing account of how the little-known utopian religious community Halcyon—located on California’s central coast in the early 1900s—profoundly influenced modern science. Paul Eli Ivey’s narrative offers a wide-ranging cultural history, encompassing Theosophy, novel healing modalities, esoteric architecture, Native American concepts of community, socialist utopias, and innovative modern music.

As radiant as the utopian world it excavates, Paul Eli Ivey’s deeply researched and immensely original work provides an x-ray vision of an esoteric California on the edge of global Theosophy. Radiance from Halcyon is a mesmerizing tale of mystical kinship and communitarian experiments fusing architecture, landscape, music, and science that reverberate powerfully into the present.

—Molly McGarry, author of Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America

Paul Eli Ivey is associate professor of art history at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Prayers in Stone: Christian Science Architecture in the United States, 1894–1930.

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Alumni Activities: Cindy Stelmackowitch

Cindy Stelmackowitch (Ph.D. 2010) is enjoying an extremely productive time as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia,where she is a participant in the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Strategic Knowledge Cluster on “Situating Science.” During her fellowship, she has enjoyed fruitful exchanges with leading scholars in the broad interdisciplinary field of science studies, while reworking her dissertation as a book provisionally titled From Body to Book: An Anatomy of the Nineteenth-Century Medical Atlas. She is also curating an exhibition, Model Bodies, featuring historical anatomical models, medical artifacts, scientific instruments and recent biomedical images, and most recently coordinated a symposium under the title “Bodies Laid Bare in Anatomy, Law and Culture,” in which she spoke on the history of the representation of human cadavers.

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