Graduate Activities: Frick Symposium Rehearsal

Please join us on Wednesday, December 17 at 2:00 pm in FA 209 for the annual Frick Symposium Rehearsal. Each fall the department receives an invitation to send a speaker to the Annual Symposium in the History of Art, held at the Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York in collaboration with the Frick Collection curatorial staff. The symposium is organized by the Graduate Student Organization of the IFA. Fourteen graduate programs in Art History in the region send a nominee to read a 15-minute paper. In general, the presentations are based on doctoral projects, although many, including some very successful ones, have been developed from Masters theses, seminar papers, or other original research. The Symposium offers each participant the opportunity to represent his or her graduate program at a prestigious event as well as to gain valuable experience in constructing and delivering a major paper and, of course, to meet students, faculty, and museum professionals from leading regional institutions.

The speakers are all students in the graduate program of the Department of Art History at Binghamton University. A reception will follow in FA 218.


Paulina Banas, “The ‘Oriental album,’ its illustrative wood engravings, and the marketing of the Nile Valley in the British Nineteenth-century Travel Book.”

Amanda Beardsley, “Celestial Mechanics: Harvey Fletcher and the Gospel of Modern Science.”

Debora Faccion, “Micropolitics of Pixaçāo: Negotiating Art Worlds.”

Melissa Fitzmaurice, “Ancient/Modern: Fascist Architecture and Italo Gismondi’s ‘Plastico di Roma’.”

Rotem Rozental, “‘To Guide Them Through My Own Narrative:’ Establishing The Umm El Fahem Photographic Archive.”


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