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Minku Kim to Address Sŏkkuram in a Eurasian Context on April 2

Minku Kim, assistant professor of art history, University of Minnesota, will deliver a lecture entitled “Sŏkkuram in a Eurasian Context” on Thursday, April 2, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Memorial Hall 203. Sŏkkuram (literally, “Stone Grotto Chapel”) is a mid-8th century lapidary Buddhist sanctuary near Kyŏngju, South Korea, created during the Unified Silla period (668-935…

Posted by on March 30, 2015 in HART, Lectures, VRC

Late Antiquity Seminar Announces Kate Cooper’s March 27 Lecture

The Robert Penn Warren Center’s seminar on Late Antiquity announces a lecture by Kate Cooper, professor of ancient history at the University of Manchester (UK), on Friday, March 27, at 4:00 pm in room 122 of the Divinity School. Cooper’s lecture is entitled “Virgins, Mothers, and Martyrs: Women in Early Christian Africa.” Cooper will discuss…

Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

Christopher Johns Presents Paper on John Singleton Copley

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, presented a paper on Saturday, March 21, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Los Angeles. Its title: “John Singleton Copley in Rome: The Challenge of the Old Masters Accepted.” The paper was read in the session…

Posted by on March 23, 2015 in HART, VRC

“Memento Mori” Exhibit Opens March 12 in the Fine Arts Gallery

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery celebrates the opening of Memento Mori: Looking at Death in Art and Illustration with a reception on Thursday, March 12, from 5 to 7 pm in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus. Drawing on the combined resources of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, the Eskind Biomedical Library Special…

Posted by on March 10, 2015 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, VRC

Harnessing a Linked-Open World: Integrating Cross-Discipline Content to Support Digital Humanities

Tasked with supporting the emerging trends in academia, the Visual Resources Center at Vanderbilt University is exploring how to support the increasing interest in cross-discipline research through harnessing the power of linked-open data (LOD). At the core of this mission is developing a searchable database of images and media that can be easily linked through…

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Events, HART, VRC

Mireille Lee Awarded Fellowship to Study Ancient Greek Mirrors

The University of Cincinnati has awarded a Tytus Fellowship to Mireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art and classical studies, for her current research on ancient Greek bronze mirrors. This summer Lee will spend two months in residence at the Burnam Classics Library at UC, widely regarded as the best in the country for…

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in HART, VRC

Katherine Rinne to Present Goldberg Lecture on March 12

Between 1560 and 1630, in a dramatic burst of urban renewal activity, the religious and civil authorities of Rome sponsored the construction of aqueducts, private and public fountains for drinking, washing, and industry, and the grand ceremonial fountains that are the Eternal City’s glory. Urban designer and historian Katherine Rinne, adjunct professor in the Architecture…

Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Events, HART, Lectures, VRC

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