Student News

Apr 2016
Karly Etz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Killing the Zombie:  The Transformation of Contemporary Abstraction Through the Translation of the Tattooed Body,” at the conference Bodily Matters:  Human Biomatter in Art Materials / Aesthetics / Ethics, Institute for Advanced Study, University College London, July 7-8, 2016.
Apr 2016
Elizabeth Petersen, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received the National Committee of the History of Art (NCHA) Award to attend the 34th World Congress of Art History, organized by the Comité International d’Historie de l’Art (CIHA), to be held in Beijing, China, September 15-22, 2016.  This World Congress happens only every four years and has been called the “Olympics” of art history.
Mar 2016
Andrea Middleton, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded an Archaeology Institute of Archaeology (AIA) Matson Student Member Fellowship.
Mar 2016
Janet Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Swahili in Arusha, Tanzania, for nine weeks this summer.  CLS is an intensive summer study abroad program focused on language and cultural immersion, funded by the U.S. Department of State.http://www.clscholarship.org/languages/swahili
Mar 2016
Cali Buckley, Ph.D. candidate in art history, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award that has allowed her to spend the 2015–16 academic year in Germany, working on her dissertation, “Early Modern Anatomical Models and the Control of Women’s Medicine.” Please see the article below to read about her experience in Germany. https://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/news/art-history-fulbright-winner-sh...
Feb 2016
Aaron Ziolkowski, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is in the Daily Collegian http://www.collegian.psu.edu/arts_and_entertainment/article_3a79941e-d9d... There is a nice photo of Aaron in the print version. 'Odd Couples' exhibition presented at Zoller Gallery
Feb 2016
Janet M. Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Ancient to H&M:  The Persistent Role of Traditional Textiles in Ethiopian Culture,” at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 22-25, 2016.
Jan 2016
Janet Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has received a $1,500 Award from Penn State's Africana Research Center to support her Ph.D. prospectus and dissertation research in Tanzania during 2017.
Jan 2016
Tess Kutasz Christensen (Ph.D. candidate in art history) has published the following: Theresa A Kutasz, "A Hellenistic Skyscraper: The Reconceptualization of the Lost Pharos at Alexandria and its Relationship to American Architecture at the Turn of the Twentieth Century," in Art and Its Responses to Changes in Society, ed. Ines Unetič et al. (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).   
Jan 2016
Tess Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been selected to receive a Roth-Thomson Award from the Lois Roth Endowment in Washington D.C. This award will provide funding for an additional research project and travel related to her dissertation, "Christina, Queen of Sweden and the Politics of Antiquities Collecting in Early Modern Rome," while Kutasz is in Sweden on a Fulbright grant. The Lois Roth Endowment honors the life and work of Lois Wersba Roth by promoting and encouraging dialogue across national, linguistic, disciplinary and cultural boundaries, focusing on countries that were especially important to Lois Roth in her life and career.

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