Binghamton University, and particularly the Department of Art History, was amply represented by faculty, staff, current graduate students, and alumni at the 2017 Digital Humanities Summer Workshops at the University of Guelph. Participants included (from left to right) Julia Glauberman (Reference/Instructional Librarian), Eve Snyder (PhD candidate, History), Tracy Stuber (BA, Art History, 2011), Jeannine Keefer (PhD, Art History, 2013), Marcia Focht (Curator, Visual Resources), Nancy Um (Associate Professor, Art History), Lauren Cesiro (PhD program, Art History), and Mariah Postlewait (PhD program, Art History). They took courses such as “Get Down with your Data,” “Introduction to Digital Humanities Pedagogy,” “Spatial Humanities,” “Omeka Workshop,” “Making Manuscripts Digital,” and “Online Public Intellectual Work through Social Media.” More at #dhatguelph2017

Alumni Activities: Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi in Photography and Culture

Congratulations to Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi (PhD 2013), whose article The Hackney Flashers: Photography as a Socialist Feminist Endeavour” has been published in the current issue of Photography and Culture:

This article discusses the photographic and cultural activities of the Hackney Flashers, an all-women socialist feminist photography collective that operated in the London Hackney borough during the 1970s. The paper explores this group’s ‘ photography projects, the feminist and political arguments they posed, and the various debates informing their practice. This study examines the platforms in which the Hackney Flashers exhibited their projects and their distinct political and visual strategies. The study also considers the Hackney Flashers’ disputed entrance into the Fine Arts institution through their participation in Three Perspectives on British Photography: Recent British Photography at the Hayward Gallery (1979) and the subsequent breakup of the group. It reviews the context of the Hackney Flashers’ participation in this exhibition, considers their contribution to the show, and analyzes the context of their negative reception.

Binghamton Art History at CAA

Don’t miss the following presentations and panels by Binghamton Art History students, faculty, and alumni at the annual conference of the College Art Association in New York this weekend:


Time: 02/17/2017: 10:30AM–12:00PM
Location: East Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Chairs: Janet Kraynak, Columbia University; Monica Amor, Maryland Institute College of Art

Janet Kraynak, Columbia University; Monica Amor, Maryland Institute College of Art

Decivilizing Rituals
Tom McDonough, Binghamton University

The Not-Photography of Non-Sculpture: Tino Sehgal and the Limits of Work
Irene Small, Princeton University

Discussants: Frazer Ward, Smith College; Michelle Kuo, Artforum Magazine



Time: 02/18/2017: 8:30AM–10:00AM
Location: Gramercy A/West, 2nd Floor

Alternative Sensorial Modalities: Gender and Perception in the Work of Palestinian Artist Anisa Ashkar
Tal Dekel, Tel Aviv University

This Way and Never Another: Tracing Biopolitics in Bharti Kher’s Bindi
Sarah Evans, Northern Illinois University

Ovoid Spaces: Eggs, Embodiment, and Transformation in Brazilian Women’s Participatory Performances, 1968–81
Gillian Sneed, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Decolonizing Disappearance: Bodying the Femicide Machine
Angelique Szymanek, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Time: 02/18/2017: 8:30AM–10:00AM
Location: Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor

Chairs: Cyriaco Lopes, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Rachel Nelson, University of California, Santa Cruz

Crowd-Sourced Poetics—The Street Where I
Terri Witek, Stetson University

Semiotics of the Camwhore: Art and Feminism on the Internet
Jen Kennedy, Queen’s University

Oil in Place: Social Media and Real-Time Data Responsive Documentary
Talena Sanders, University of Montana

WagonNet cyberAtractions
Gastão Frota, Institute of Arts of Federal University of Uberlândia/FAPEMIG


Time: 02/18/2017: 1:30PM–3:00PM
Location: Morgan Suite, 2nd Floor

Chairs: Kevin Hatch, Binghamton University; Josh T. Franco, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Cochair Presentation: A Brief History of Latinx Artists in Mexico City: Documents from the Archives of American Art
Josh T. Franco, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

“Nobody is a prophet in his own land”: The Exhibition without Restraint as a Case Study
Valentina Locatelli, Kunstmuseum Bern

Veneno, Then and Now: Mexico City, 1993 and 2016
Laura A. L. Wellen, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Time: 02/18/2017: 3:30PM–5:00PM
Location: Sutton Parlor North, 2nd Floor

Catch 22: Contemporary Art and Political Influence in Israel
Luna Goldberg, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Cloud Sharing: Aerial Photography and the Formation of a Civic Space
Rotem M. Rozental, Binghamton University

Figuring Dadaab: Humanitarian Heritage and Anxious Architectures in East Africa
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, New York University

Emotional Geographies of Dissonance: Urban Choreography of Dubrovnik
Sandra Uskokovic, University of Dubrovnik; Boris Bakal, Shadow Casters

Alumni Activities: Linda Steer

514HKXmCJSLLinda Steer (PhD 2006), Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Brock University, has just published her innovative study, Appropriated Photographs in French Surrealist Periodicals, 1924–1939. The book, based on her Binghamton dissertation, is published by Routledge and is the first monograph to analyze the Surrealist gesture of photographic appropriation, examining “found” photographs in three French Surrealist reviews from the 1920s and 1930s: La Révolution surréaliste, edited by André Breton; Documents, edited by Georges Bataille; and Minotaure, edited by Breton and others.

Alumni Activities: Paulina Banas at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture

Émile Prisse d’Avennes “Mandarah: salon de réception au rez-de-chaussée,” published in Prisse D’Avennes’ L’art arabe d’après les monuments du Kaire: depuis le VIIe siècle jusqu’à la fin du XVIIIe (Paris, Vve A. Morel et Cie., 1869-77), Vol. III, Pl. 141. Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Congratulations to Paulina Banas (PhD 2016), who has been awarded a Postdoctoral Associateship at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture (AKPIA) at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University for 2016-17. This appointment will allow Paulina to focus on research and on revising her dissertation, The Orientalist Book Industry (1840-80): Prisse d’Avennes, Systems of Borrowing and Reuse, and the Marketing of Egypt, for publication. She will also contribute a public lecture on her research project to the AKPIA lecture series, A Forum for Islamic Art and Architecture.