Student News

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.
Dec 2015
Janet Purdy, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been selected to be a Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Fellow, July 18- August 5, 2015, in Chicago.http://www.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu/initiatives/pre-doctoral/...
Dec 2015
Elissa J. Ferguson, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is writing her dissertation on  “The Depiction of Women in the Tombs of their Sons in New Kingdom Egypt” (Advisor:  Dr. Walters).  
Dec 2015
Katie A. Guida, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is writing her dissertation on  “The Artistic Patronage of the Augustinian Hermits in Trecento Italy”  (Advisor:  Dr. Curran).
Nov 2015
Tess Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, is currently in Sweden on a Fulbright scholarship, where she is researching and writing her dissertation on “Queen Christina of Sweden and the Politics of Antiquities Collecting in Early Modern Rome.” Kutasz is splitting her time between Stockholm and the University of Lund, where she has a Visiting International Researcher Residency in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. Click here for her essay about her experiences in Sweden so far, written as part of the "Fulbright Features" series.
Sep 2015
Andrea Middleton, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper on “A Shared Visual Vocabulary:  Isis & Harpokrates, Mary and Jesus” at the Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, New York, City, October 22-25, 2015.
Sep 2015
Sarah Daiker, M.A. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper on “Architectural Representations & Topographic Designation in the Mosaics of Jordan, 6th-8th Centuries” at the Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, New York, City, October 22-25, 2015.

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