CFP: Negotiating Limits between Early Modern Sovereignties: Venetian Dalmatia and Ottoman Bosnia, 15th – Early 18th Centuries

See below for the call for papers for Negotiating Limits between Early Modern Sovereignties: Venetian Dalmatia and Ottoman Bosnia, 15th – Early 18th Centuries, organized by Associate Professor Karen Barzman and taking place at the University of Zadar, Croatia in May 2016. The conference will receive support both from a Lila Acheson Wallace Special Project Grant from Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and from a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant. Continue reading

Graduate Activities: Frick Symposium Rehearsal

Please join us on Friday, December 18 at 2:30 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.


Alex Feim, “An Exhibition Without Walls: New Ghost Stories at the Palais de Tokyo”

Alissa de Wit-Paul, “New Mexico Regionalism and 1970s Eco-Architecture: Buildings by Architects Predock, Mazria and Reynolds”

Rotem Rozental, “Underground Currents and Shifting Borders: Moments in the Unexpected Lives of Zionist Photographic Archives”



Graduate Activities: Paulina Banas in Venice

“Minar at Natans,” engraving on wood, published in the Oriental album: characters, costumes, and modes of life, in the valley of the Nile (London: James Madden, 1848), p. 49.

Earlier this month, doctoral candidate Paulina Banas presented a paper, titled “Oriental album, its illustrative wood engravings,and the interconnected British and French markets for travel books on modern Egypt,” at the conference “Visual Print Culture in Europe 1500-1850: Techniques, Genres, Imagery and Markets in a Comparative Perspective.” The event was organized by the University of Warwick and took place in Venice, Italy.

Friday: #doingdah-Open Laptop Session

Fall semester’s last meeting of #doingdah will be an open laptop session on Friday, December 4, 11 am – 12 pm, in FA 143, the Visual Resources Center. Please feel free to bring your laptop for this informal meeting. We can get you set up with Adobe Bridge with the VRA panel and the Metadata shot-put or work with your datasets on Tableau or Google Fusion Tables. We can also introduce Scalar and Omeka if you are interested.

Faculty Activities: Tom McDonough in Berlin


Wolfgang Tillmans, Buchhandlung Walther König, 2015 | © Wolfgang Tillmans.

On December 3, Associate Professor Tom McDonough will be giving a talk, titled “The Ethics of Not-Knowing – Wolfgang Tillmans’s truth study centre” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Together with Tillmans and  Bernd Scherer, Director of the HKW, McDonough will also participate in a discussion about redistribution, deceptive truths, and idiosyncratic picture politics.