November 12, 2022

Prof. Joe Kopta at the Annual Byzantine Studies Conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Joseph Kopta (PhD 2022) presented a paper, "The Gospel Lectionary of Katherine Komnena and New Directions in Manuscript Studies" at the 49th Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, this year held at UCLA, November 2–6, 2022. His paper presented original research about the pigment composition of two folios from this manuscript in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Image: Photomicrograph of St. Luke from the Gospel Lectionary of Katherine Komnena at the Cleveland Museum of Art (photo: Joseph Kopta) Read More

October 21, 2022

Dr. Muge Durusu-Tanriover to speak at Bryn Mawr

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The talk, "Decentering Empire: Ways of Being Hittite in Late Bronze Age Anatolia" will be presented at 4:30 on Nov 11, 2022 in person, at the Classics Colloquium of Bryn Mawr Collegem Carpenter Library B21, Read More

October 18, 2022

Art History's presence at the annual American Society for Overseas Research conference

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

At the annual meeting, a gathering of archaeologists, art historians, philologists, epigraphers and historians interested in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, Dr. Muge Durusu will be presenting a paper, "Curating the Past: Cities and Ancestral Nostalgia in the Hittite Empire" (co-authored by N. Ilgi Gercek) at the in-person meeting on November 17. Dr. Jane DeRose Evans has organized and will be moderating a workshop, "Cultural Heritage, Contested Heritage: A Workshop Organized by the ASOR Cultural Heritage Committee", of which she is the committee chair. This workshop will take place at the virtual section of the ASOR meetings, October 20. Read More

October 17, 2022

Dr. Rachel Grace Newman to speak at Columbia University

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Dr. Newman will be presenting, "Where Sea Meets Sky: Infinity" (in person) at Columbia University, for the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department; co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University; Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race at Columbia; Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia; Institute for Comparative Literature & Society at Columbia; Institute for the Study of Sexuality & Gender at Columbia; and the School of the Arts at Columbia. Read More

September 20, 2022

Kedra Kearis (PhD candidate) named Collections Fellow at The Preservation Society of Newport County for 2022-23

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

During her fellowship, Kedra will be responsible for the survey, research, and interpretation of works by French designer Jules Allard.  The Preservation Society of Newport County holds the largest collections of works by Jules Allard, whose businesses in Paris and New York catered to a clientele of wealthy, socially ambitious Gilded Age Americans. This collection comprises interior paneling and architectural designs as well as furnishings and decorative objects. The Jules Allard Furniture Survey constitutes a collaboration between curatorial and conservation, which will spread across four mansion sites - Marble House (1892), The Breakers (1895), The Elms (1901), and Rosecliff (1902). Read More

September 19, 2022

Atom Kessler (BA anticipated Dec 2022) participated in an archaeological field school in Tuscany

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Atom went to Castello di Potentino to work on an ancient wine production site, which may date to the Etruscan period (6th-1st centuries BCE). While learning how to excavate, they also participated in a biodiversity course, recording fauna and flora in the region. The participants in the field school (about 30 people) were treated to Italian lunches and dinners as they stayed in a local palazzo of a wine-maker in the area. After the excavation was over, they returned to do experimental archaeology with the landowner - crushing the grapes in the ancient method. Be sure to ask them to show you pictures, as they intend to return to the field school next summer. Read More

September 14, 2022

Mariola Alvarez co-organizes ISLAA Forum: Living Histories of Latin American Art

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

The Forum will be held at the University of Pittsburgh September 23-24; it is an annual graduate student workshop co-organized by Alvarez, Abigail McEwen (UMD), Jennifer Josten (Pitt) and is funded by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA). The Forum was originally organized  at the University of Maryland in March 2020, but subsequent years had to be delayed due to COVID. Read More