Dr. Nancy Locke, Associate Professor of Art History, delivered a paper, "Excerpts from a Dossier: Manet's 'Street Singer'," at Temple University, Philadelphia, on October 10, 2005. She will also be giving a paper, "Cézanne in the Shadow of Poussin," as well as a meeting with graduate students to discuss her research on Manet, at the University of South Florida on November 21, 2005.
Dr. Paul Lavy, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper on "Prasat Andet Style Hariharas and 'Double Bodies' in Preangkorian Sculpture," at the American Council for Southern Asian Art Symposium XII, San Diego Museum of Art, October 21-23, 2005.
Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper, "Potstands of the Pyramid Age--Antecedents in Upper Egypt (Hierakonpolis)?", at the international symposium Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2005, held at the Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University of Prague, June 27-July 1, 2005.
Dr. David Karmon has been offered and has accepted the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Renaissance art and architecture for the coming academic year, 2005-06, at Penn State. Dr. Karmon will be replacing Dr. Brian Curran, Associate Professor, who will be on research leave at the Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy), The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, for the academic year 2005-06. Dr. Curran will return to teach at University Park, Fall Semester 2006.
Dr. Elizabeth Bradford Smith, Associate Professor of Art History, and Dr. Thomas E. Boothby, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, have received a $50,000 grant from the Kress Foundation European Preservation Program through the World Monuments Fund, to continue their study of the vaulting in Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy. This project is in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano and will involve selected students from both institutions to assist with the research in Florence.
Associate Professor of Art History, presented a paper entitled "Santa Maria Novella: A Reconsideration of its Design and Construction" at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians in Vancouver, Canada, April 6-9, 2005
Dr. Mazow, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Art History and Curator of American art, presented the paper "Deflowering Flora; Banjos and Modernity in Late Nineteenth-Century American Women's Culture" at the interdisciplinary symposium Redressing American Modernism held at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, Utah, March 3-4, 2005.
Associate Professor of Art History, has been awarded the Committee to Rescue Italian Art Fellowship at the Villa I Tatti (Florence, Italy), The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, for the Academic Year 2005-2006. Dr. Curran will be conducting research for his second book, Past, Present, and Place in Italian Renaissance Art.
Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been elected an Honorary Member of the Christian Archaeological Society in Athens. This is an honor limited to ten scholars outside of Greece. Dr. Culter has been elected a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Dr. Cutler has been awarded an Evan Pugh Professorship. President Graham Spanier writes: "The designation of Evan Pugh Professor is the highest honor that the University can bestow on a faculty member. These professorships date back to discussions that began at the University in 1948. In February 1959, the University Senate endorsed a recommendation calling for a the establishment of a limited number of Evan Pugh Research Professorships. Between 1960 and 2004, a total of 55 outstanding faculty members were honored with this designation, of which 24 are currently active."