Alumni Activities: Hala Auji at MESA

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Congratulations to Hala Auji (PhD 2013), Assistant Professor at the American University Beirut, who received honorable mention for the 2014 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association for her dissertation Between Script and Print: Exploring Publications of the American ‎Syria ‎Mission ‎and ‎the ‎Nascent Press in the Arab World, 1834-1860.

Faculty Activities: Nancy Um in Asia Inside Out: Changing Times


See Associate Professor Nancy Um‘s chapter “1636 and 1726: Yemen after the First Ottoman Era,” in Asia Inside Out: Changing Times, vol. 1, ed. by E. Tagliacozzo, H. Siu, and P. Purdue (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015), 112-134. For more about the volume,  visit

Graduate and Alumni Activities: Angelique Szymanek, Trista Mallory, and Jen Kennedy at NWSA

conference_imageDoctoral candidate Angelique Szymanek and alums Jen Kennedy (PhD 2014) and Trista Mallory (MA 2009) traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico this past weekend for the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Angelique moderated the panel Impossible Justice, during which Jen and Trista both presented papers, respectively titled “Baise Toi: Feminist Vigilante Justice in Virginie Despentes’ King Kong Theory and Baise Moi” and “Watching Photographs.” For more information, see the conference website.


Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence Material and Visual Worlds speaker series: Michael Snow, artist and experimental filmmaker, this Thursday

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A Canadian artist and one of the most important experimental filmmakers of his generation, Snow was born in 1928, in Toronto, where he currently lives and works. First a painter and sculptor, he has been intensely involved since 1962 in creating videos, films, slide and audio installations, and photographic and holographic works, as well as public art. His work, particularly his experimental films such as the landmark “Wavelength” (1967), has had international exposure at prestigious institutions and events. His photography-based work is currently the subject of a major museum exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Faculty Activities: Karen Barzman re-elected Discipline Representative by Renaissance Society of America

Congratulations to Associate Professor Karen Barzman, who was recently re-elected to a three-year term (2015 – 2017) as Art History Discipline Representative in the Renaissance Society of America.  The appointment includes sitting on the RSA’s Council and the Editorial Advisory Board of Renaissance Quarterly (University of Chicago Press), the premier English-language journal for interdisciplinary work in early modern studies.

More information at the link.

Symposium at Binghamton University Art Museum: “Hidden Clues–Discerning Fakes and Forgeries in Art”

“Hidden Clues–Discerning Fakes and Forgeries in Art”

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Saturday, November 22, 2-5 pm with reception

In conjunction with the current exhibition, “The Spanish Forger: ‘Medieval’ Paintings from the Collection of William Voelkle ’52”, four short presentations will address the problems of fakes and forgeries in art.

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Alumni Activities: Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi at SHAW


Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi (PhD 2013, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University) will be presenting a paper, titled “Resisting Advertisements: Feminist Media Politics in Late 1970s Britain” at Ms/representation: Mass Media & Feminisms in Historical Context, the seventh annual conference of the Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW) at the University of Westminster, in London. The conference will take place Saturday, November 29, 2014.