Jason (Joonsoo) Park in Sequitur

Doctoral candidate Jason (Joonsoo) Park contributes “Maintenance of Environmental Sculpture: Alan Sonfist’s Time Landscape” to Sequitur, which is just published in Sequitur vol.6, issue 2: UnNatural (Spring 2020). Sequitur is a scholarly art and architectural history journal housed within the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture.

Dissertation Defense: Zohreh Soltani

Dissertation Defense
Zohreh Soltani, PhD. Candidate
“Tehran: A Symptomatic Rendering of Public Architecture”
Committee Members: Tom McDonough and Nancy Um (co-advisors), Julia Walker, Kent Schull (outside examiner)
This defense is open to the public, however, a password is required to attend. The password will circulate in a separate email to departmental faculty and graduate students, but may also be requested directly from Nancy Um or Zohreh Soltani.

PhD candidate Lauren Cesiro awarded Library Research Grant from the Getty Foundation

PhD candidate Lauren Cesiro has been awarded a Library Research Grant from the Getty Foundation. The grant will allow her to conduct on-site archival research related to her dissertation, The Body Is a Battleground: Intimate Communities in the Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, and Sally Mann. Lauren is particularly looking forward to examining the Getty’s collection of ephemera related to Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographic career and practice.

PhD candidate Jihan Jang wins SeMa-HANA Art Criticism Award from Seoul Museum of Art

PhD candidate Jihan Jang has been awarded the SeMA-HANA Art Criticism Award for 2019. The prestigious award is offered annually and is presented jointly by the Seoul Museum of Art and Hana Financial Group. Jang won for his essay “Existing Differently or Seeing Differently: Notes on the Works of Kim Beom.” As a prize winner, he will participate in a research project with the museum this year.

Kaeun Park in Trans Asia Photography Review

Congratulations to Kaeun Park (MA 2018) who has just published her article, “Reconsidering Everyday Life Photography: Saenghwalchuŭi Sajin in South Korea in the 1950s and 1960s,” in the refereed journal, Trans Asia Photography Review(http://tapreview.org/). The essay is a revised version of Kaeun’s 2018 Master’s Thesis. Kaeun is currently a PhD candidate in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University, with a research focus on photography and visual culture in postwar South Korea.

Student-Curated Exhibitions Reception

Thursday, October 3
6:00-7:00 pm
Binghamton University Art Museum – Lower Galleries (FA 179)

Join us for the opening reception of our student-curated exhibitions in the Binghamton University Art Museum lower galleries! Students will give a brief talk about their curatorial work followed by a Q & A session with the audience. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and open to the public.

Event is co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Art History Association  


Graduate Activities: Nicole Wagner

Pietro Longhi, The Ridotto, 1740s, oil on canvas, Raccotta Salon, Venice

PhD Candidate Nicole Wagner received the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant for 2018.  She was funded to perform archival research in Venice, Italy for eight months. Most of her research was in the State Archives of Venice, for the third chapter of my dissertation on female gamblers, namely sex-workers, in early modern Venice, and the rise of the ridotto as a space for card play. Her dissertation title is “Women Working the Table: The Material Culture, Gendered Spaces, and Visual Representations of Female Card Players in Early Modern Italy.”

In addition, Ms. Wagner also received the Edward H. Prentice Award for 2018-2019 year. This award is for graduating seniors and graduate students who have, during their college careers, most distinguished themselves by character,  scholarship, and contributions to the academic and extra-curricular life of the University.”

Jeffrey C. Youn at Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies

From July 1 to 12, 2019 Jeffrey C. Youn, currently a Junior Researcher at Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies under Fulbright Fellowship, will attend the 13th Kyujanggak Korean Studies Summer Workshop and the 7th HanmunWorkshop organized by the International Center for Korean Studies at Kyujanggak. Both workshops aim to give graduate students in Korean studies or Korea-related subjects an opportunity to further their understanding of research trends in various fields of Korean studies, and to improve their reading comprehension of classical hanmun texts.

Congratulations to our new art history PhDs!

Amanda Beardsley, Laine Little, Young-Sin Park, and Rotem Rozental completed their PhDs in Spring 2019. The department offers warm congratulations to these new PhDs, and to Lawrence Sanchez, who completed his MA in Spring 2019.
Caption: Little, Beardsley, and Park were hooded at the university’s graduate ceremony held at the Anderson Center on May 15, 2019

Dissertation defense: Amanda Beardsley

The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 1:30 p.m in the Art History Commons (FA 218), Amanda Beardsley, candidate for the doctoral degree in art history, will defend her dissertation CELESTIAL MECHANICS: TECHNOLOGIES OF SALVATION IN THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS AND AMERICAN CULTURE before a committee composed of Tom McDonough and Pamela Smart (Co-Chairs), Jeffrey W. Kirkwood, and Jennifer Lynn Stoever (Department of English, Outside Examiner). 
Dissertation defenses in the Department of Art History are important moments in our academic life and are by definition public events, open to all. We look forward to a lively, instructive, and informative discussion and we invite you all to attend.

Dissertation Defense: Laine Little, March 29

A Hydrographical and Chorographical Chart of the Philippine Islands, World Digital Library

Lalaine Bangilan Little, PhD candidate in the department of art history, will defend her dissertation, “Retablo: Configuring Relationships, Spaces, and Activities in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Philippines” on Friday, March 29, 2019, at 12 pm in FA 218. The committee members include Professors Nancy Um (chair), Pamela Smart, John Chaffee, and Cynthia Marasigan (outside examiner). This dissertation defense is open to the public.