Student News

Jan 2015
Catherine H. Popovici, M.A. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “Ruffled Feathers: The European Colonization of the Amerindian Body,” at Bodies in the City:  Otherness and Urbanism, the 11th Annual Art History Student Symposium, University of Oregon, Eugene, April 23-24, 2015.
Jan 2015
Gretta Tritch Roman, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will be presenting a paper, “The Pit as Natural Order:  Reconciling ‘Wind Wheat’ as Data,” at the Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago, April 15-19, 2015.
Dec 2014
Felicity Good, M.A. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Samuel H. Kress Foundation History of Arts Grant to attend “The Age of Van Eyck in Context -- Summer Course for the Study of Art in Flanders" being held from June 21 - July 1, 2015, in Bruges, Ghent and Brussels, Belgium. The program is coordinated by the Groeninge Museum and the Flemish Research Centre for arts in the Burgundian Netherlands.
Nov 2014
Theresa Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, received a Graduate Travel Grant from Penn State’s Office of Global Programs to help support her recent trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she presented 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,  September 18-19, 2014.
Sep 2014
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.
Sep 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.
Aug 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.
May 2014
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.
May 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.
Apr 2014
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.

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