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.”