Madhuri Desai, assistant professor of art history, has just published an article in the premier U.S. journal in architectural history: Madhuri Desai, “Interpreting an Architectural Past: Ram Raz and the Treatise in South Asia,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Volume 71, Number 4 (December 2012), 462-487.
Craig Zabel, Head of the Department of Art History, recently published: Zabel, Craig. “William Penn’s Philadelphia: The Land and the Plan,” Chapter 1 in Nature’s Entrepôt: Philadelphia’s Urban Sphere and its Environmental Thresholds, eds. Brian C. Black and Michael J. Chiarappa, 17-34, 294-298. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
Amara Solari, assistant professor of art history and anthropology, has organized and chaired the session “The Maya Apocalypse: 1562 or 2012?” at the American Society of Ethnohistory Meeting, Springfield, Missouri, November 7-10, 2012.
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, published the article "The Conviction of Shape" in the catalogue Stedelijk Collection Reflections (Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 2012): 257-268.
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, presented the Kurt Weitzmann Lecture to the Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, November 14, 2012. Professor Cutler spoke on "The Empire of Things: Gifts and Gift Exchange in Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam, and Beyond."
Madhuri Desai, assistant professor of art history and Asian studies, co-chaired the session Identity and the Built Environment in Colonial South Asia at the Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, October 14, 2012. Dr. Desai also presented a paper, “Constructing and Defending an Architectural Terrain,” in that session.
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, chaired a session and provided the "Final Remarks" for the International Colloquium on The Emperor's House: Palaces from Augustus to the Age of Absolutism, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, October 18-20, 2012 (sponsored by the Istanbul Research Institute, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, and the Institutum Archaeologicum Germanicum).
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, presented the lecture "Caro and Colour," as a contribution to the Anthony Caro Study Day at the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, October 19, 2012, occasioned by their exhibition Caro Close-Up.
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, published a review of La Triennale 2012: "Intense Proximities," Palais de Tokyo and other Venues, Paris, in Artforum (October 2012): 258.
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, has published "The Radical Style and Local Context of Cézanne's Mary Magdalen (Sorrow)," in the online journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, vol. 11, issue 3 (Autumn 2012). It is fully accessible at: http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, contributed an essay to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art catalogue Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, edited by Linda Komaroff (Yale University Press, 2011), which was just awarded the Annual Publication Prize for "Outstanding Museum Catalogue of 2011" by the Association of Art Museum Curators.
William Dewey, associate professor of art history, has published “The Stone Birds of Great Zimbabwe: An Unending fascination and obsession” in Gerald Brisch, ed., The Travel Chronicles of Mrs J. Theodore Bent. Volume II: The African Journeys Africa (Oxford: Archaeopress of Oxford, 2012), pp. 308-318.
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, was a participant in the Andrzej Wroblewski Invitational Seminar, held at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland, September 28-29, 2012.
Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, has just published "Manet and the Ethics of Realism," in Perspectives on Manet, edited by Therese Dolan (Ashgate, 2012), 9–28.
Madhuri Desai, assistant professor of art history, is pleased to announce the publication of: Mrinalini Rajagopalan and Madhuri Desai, eds., Colonial Frames, Nationalist Histories: Imperial Legacies, Architecture, and Modernity, (Ashgate, 2012), 336 pages. This book contains a chapter by Dr. Desai, and a chapter by Kelema Moses, Ph.D. candidate in art history at Penn State.
Elizabeth B. Smith, associate professor of art history, presented a paper “Philadelphia and the First Gothic Revival Villa in America: New Evidence for the Cultural Context,” at New Directions in Gothic Revival Studies Worldwide, the 2012 Bicentennial A.W.N. Pugin Conference, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, July 13-14, 2012.
Amara Solari, assistant professor of art history and anthropology, has co-organized and co-chaired the session "The Friar and the Maya: 1562 and 2012," at the 54th International Congress of Americanists: Building Dialogues in the Americas, Vienna, Austria, July 15-20, 2012. She also presented a paper at that session.
Elizabeth J. Walters, associate professor of art history, presented a paper, “Kalos k’agathos, the Greek Ideal and the Unsettling Power of its Antithesis,” at Rivalry in the Arts, Paragone Studies Conference, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, July 20-21, 2012.
Madhuri Desai, assistant professor of art history, has published an essay, "City of Negotiations: Urban Space and Narrative in Banaras," in Michael S. Dodson, ed., Banaras: Urban Forms and Cultural Histories (New Delhi, India: Routledge, 2012): 17-41.