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VU Anthropologist Awarded Grant to Develop Digital Platform for Virtual Archaeological Survey in the Andes

Steven Wernke, associate professor of anthropology and director of Vanderbilt’s Spatial Analysis Research Laboratory (SARL), has received a $150,000 digital extension grant from the American Council of Learned Societies to develop a digital platform that promises to greatly expand our understanding of Andean culture. Wernke developed a prototype of the project with a National Endowment for the…

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Digital Humanities, HART, News, Technology, VRC


Renaissance Painting from Kress Study Collection On Loan to Norman Rockwell Museum

A 600-year-old painting of the Madonna and Child by the Florentine artist Lorenzo di Bicci (active 1370-1427) and part of the Fine Arts Gallery’s Samuel H. Kress Collection, is currently enroute to the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA, for inclusion in an exhibition entitled Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition….

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC


Vanderbilt Libraries to Host “Cultural Heritage in the Era of Big Data” Symposium on June 1

Vanderbilt Libraries will host a public symposium—Cultural Heritage in the Era of Big Data—on Friday, June 1, to explore the ethical dimensions of digital scholarship.  Held in the library’s community room from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the symposium will bring together archivists, librarians, digital humanists and public historians to discuss the ethical implications of…

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, HART, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Mireille Lee to Deliver Lecture on May 31 at Interdisciplinary Seminar in Paris

Mireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art, will present a lecture entitled “Mirroring Femininity: The Body and the Mirror in Ancient Greece” on May 31 at an interdisciplinary seminar in Paris. The overall theme of the seminar is “The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin.” Ancient Greek bronze mirrors provided women…

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


HART Majors and Minors and Their Families Honored at Graduation Reception

Kevin Murphy, professor and chair of Vanderbilt’s History of Art department, and HART faculty and staff honored our majors and minors and their families at the department’s annual reception for graduating seniors on Thursday, May 10, in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall. Following Murphy’s warm welcome and introduction of the faculty and staff, awards…

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Events, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Studio Art Major Joshua Forges Receives Prestigious Hamblet Award

Joshua Forges, BA’18, has been inspired to make art ever since his second-grade teacher complimented his drawing of an alligator. She recommended that Forges attend art-focused magnet schools in his native Miami, and by high school, he was taking college-level classes and drawing, painting and sculpting up to four hours each day. When it came…

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Department Celebrates HART Graduates at Reception and Awards Ceremony on May 10

History of Art majors and minors and their families and friends are invited to attend the department’s reception and awards ceremony for our graduating seniors on Thursday, May 10, from 2 to 4 pm. The event will be held in the atrium of Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus, and awards will be presented…

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

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