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.

Dissertation Defense: Young-Sin Park

The Department of Art History is pleased to announce that on Friday March 8, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in the Art History Commons, FA 218, Young Sin Park (BA, Chung-Ang University of Korea, 2000; MA, Hongik University of Korea, 2005) and candidate for the doctoral degree in art history will defend her dissertation THE CHOSŎN INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION OF 1915 before a committee composed of Professors John Tagg (Chair), Pamela Smart, Nancy Um and Sonja Kim (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies), 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 invite all to attend.

Jason Joonsoo Park will deliver lecture “Making the Intangible Tangible: Introduction to the Art of Chinese Papercutting”

On February 28, 2019, Jason Joonsoo Park will deliver a lecture “Making the Intangible Tangible: Introduction to the Art of Chinese Papercutting” in conjunction with the current exhibition “The Ancient Art of Chinese Papercutting: From Heart to Hands”. Information is on the Libraries’ new events  and the CCEC News on libguide.
Those links also guide to the registration page. Registration is not mandatory but recommended to save oneself a seat if planning to attend.