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Computational Archaeologist Isaac Ullah to Present Lecture at DH Center on October 2

Isaac Ullah, assistant professor of anthropology, San Diego State University, will deliver a lecture on “Computational Modeling, Archaeology, and the Anthropocene” at the Center for Digital Humanities on Tuesday, October 2, from 3:00-4:30 pm. Ullah (PhD, Arizona State University, 2013) is a computational archaeologist who employs GIS and simulation modeling to understand the long-term dynamics of…

Posted by on September 26, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Kevin Murphy to Host Commodore Classroom in NYC on September 30

New York’s historic Hudson Valley has been a crucible for art making since the mid-nineteenth century. Since the publication of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1820, the region’s storied history has excited the imaginations of literary figures, visual artists and patrons, including the Vanderbilt family. Kevin Murphy, chair and professor of history of…

Posted by on September 25, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Joseph Rife to Examine Caesarea Maritima and Excavations in September 27 AIA Lecture

Joseph Rife, associate professor and director, Classical and Mediterranean Studies, will deliver the Archaeological Institute of America Lecture on Thursday, September 27, at 6 pm in Cohen Hall 203 on the Peabody campus. In his lecture, entitled “A City by the Sea: Caesarea Maritima in Israel and the New Vanderbilt Excavations,” Rife will explore the…

Posted by on September 21, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Joseph Mella to Discuss Gallery Exhibit on Death in Art and Illustration on September 19

Joseph Mella, director of Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery, will discuss a previous gallery exhibit, Memento Mori—Looking at Death in Art and Illustration, at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities on Wednesday, September 19, from 3 to 4:30 pm. The French and Francophone Studies group are hosting Mella’s presentation. Memento Mori—Looking at Death in…

Posted by on September 18, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Kevin Murphy and Rebecca VanDiver Among 2018-2019 Warren Center Faculty Fellows

The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will host a year-long interdisciplinary faculty seminar to explore the significance of printed words and images in Early Modern Europe and North America. Kevin Murphy, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and professor of history of art, and Mark Hosford, chair and associate professor of art, will…

Posted by on September 17, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Vivien Fryd to Present Paper at Smithsonian Archives of American Art

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will deliver a paper, “Henry Ries’ Iconic Photograph of the Berlin Airlift,” on October 18 at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington, DC. The seminar is sponsored by the Archives, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The iconic photographs of Henry Ries (1917-2004),…

Posted by on September 14, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Photographer B. S. Shivaraju Documents the Lives of Unsung Heroes

Named one of India’s top 15 rising artists, photographer B. S. Shivaraju (aka Cop Shiva) documents the complexity of rural and urban India through portraiture. He is fascinated with the idea of masquerade and the roles people play in public and private. His first professional project, “Being Gandhi,” reflects this interest in documenting the lives…

Posted by on September 14, 2018 in Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University


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Rebecca VanDiver to Coordinate Seminar at Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, Moses Ochonu, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History, and Tasha Rijke-Epstein, assistant professor of history, will coordinate a seminar this fall at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. This seminar, entitled “Critical Approaches to African Studies,” will bring together faculty and students from diverse fields across…

Posted by on September 11, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Fine Arts Gallery Features Panel Discussion About Current Exhibit on September 12

More than 200 people filled the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery and atrium of Cohen Hall for the opening of I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace on Thursday, August 30. “We fail to leave an impact on the world unless we broadly engage the many ways that people are experiencing it,” said Chancellor…

Posted by on September 7, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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Heeryoon Shin Presents Paper at European Conference on South Asian Studies

Heeryoon Shin, Mellon Assistant Professor of Asian Art, presented a paper, “Winged Fairies in the City of Shiva: The Amethi Temple in Banaras and Courtly Culture at the Margins,” at the European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) held July 24-27 in Paris, France. The overall theme addressed by Shin’s conference panel was “Major Patrons…

Posted by on September 7, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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