Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Between Granges and Exchanges: Grain Elevators and Modernism in the Middle,” at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Society of Architectural Historians, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 29-November 1, 2014.
Theresa Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “A Hellenistic Skyscraper: Resurrections and Re-conceptualization of the Lost Pharos at Alexandria in the Twentieth Century,” at Decline—Metamorphosis—Rebirth, International Conference for Ph.D. Students, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 18-19, 2014.
Ann Walton, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Graduate Student Bursary by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) to attend their Annual Conference on the Isle of Man, September 4-7, 2014. She has been invited to write about her experiences on the Isle of Man for the SAHGB newsletter.
Kristin Barry, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Reading Rock Art: Natural vs. Created Environments in the Public Interpretations of Rock Art,” at the 14th Congress of the Pan-African Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 14-18, 2014.
Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be co-presenting a paper, “From the Pit to the Globe: The Reach of Commodity Exchanges,” at the 12th International Conference on Urban History, sponsored by the European Association for Urban History, in Lisbon, Portugal, September 3-6, 2014. The paper is co-authored with Dr. Deryck Holdsworth, Professor of Geography, Penn State. To assist with the expenses to attend the conference, Ms. Tritch Roman has been awarded an European Association for Urban History Bursary Award and a Penn State Office of Global Programs Graduate Travel Grant.
Ann Walton, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, “Lincoln Castle: The Afterlife of an English Urban Castle,” at the Graduate Student Research Forum of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, May 2, 2014.
Robert Millard, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Graduate Student Summer Residency at the Institute for the Arts & Humanities, Penn State, for the summer of 2014. His dissertation is on “Live, Struggle, and Die: A Study of Antique Forms in Late-Quattrocento Sculpted Reliefs.” His Advisor is Professor Brian A. Curran.
Pierette M. Kulpa, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a 2014 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award. Her dissertation is on “From Michelangelo to Mussolini: Attribution and Appropriation in the Pietà di Palestrina.” Her Advisor is Professor Brian A. Curran.
Katie Guida, Ph.D. candidate in art history has just been awarded a $15,000 Waddell Biggart Graduate Fellowship from Penn State's Graduate School for 2014-15. This will assist her work on her dissertation, “Artistic Patronage of the Augustinian Hermits in Northeast Italy.” Her advisor is Professor Brian A. Curran.
Heather Freitag, a senior double majoring in Art History and Media Studies, presented a paper on "The Female Figure in Michelangelo's Religious Art," at the Central Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Art History Symposium, April 5, 2014, held at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.