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Vivien Fryd to Moderate Feminist Art Project Panel at CAA Conference

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will moderate one of The Feminist Art Project panels on February 16 at the annual College Art Association conference held this year in New York City. Intersectional feminist art has long dealt with the oppressions and violations stemming from colonialism, slavery, and couverture. Rape, Representation, and Radicality is a full-day…

Posted by on January 30, 2019 in Conferences, Events, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Tracy Miller Delivers Keynote Speech at Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan

Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, delivered the keynote address at the Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan on November 25 in Kaohsiung. Miller’s talk was entitled “Monks, Building Masters, and Creativity in the Architecture of Medieval Chinese Buddhism.”     Shang-chia Chiou, president of the Society for Architectural Historians–Taiwan, presents Miller with a gift…

Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Creator: Perugino; Date: 1495-96; Material: tempera grassa on panel; Measurements: 193 x 165 cm

Sheri Shaneyfelt Lectures on Perugino’s Workshops in Florence and Perugia at Venice Conference

Sheri Shaneyfelt, principal senior lecturer in the history of art and the department’s director of undergraduate studies, presented a paper at the University of Warwick in Venice conference on November 27, which was held in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava. Her talk was entitled “Renaissance Painting in Perugia: Pietro Perugino and the Italian Renaissance Workshop.” In…

Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Betsey Robinson Lectures on Ancient Landscapes at Hollins University Classics Symposium

Betsey Robinson, acting chair and associate professor of history of art, was an invited speaker at the annual Hollins University Classics Symposium in Roanoke, VA, on November 8. This year’s theme was “Being There–Martial and Mythological Landscapes of Greece.” Robinson’s lecture, entitled “Musing on Mountain Landscapes in Central Greece,” surveyed her ongoing work and recent…

Posted by on November 30, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Matthew Worsnick to Present Paper at Conference Held in Rome November 15-16

Matthew Worsnick, assistant professor of the practice of art history, will present his paper, “Excavating the Contested Adriatic Borderlands: Historiography and Preservation in Fascist Italy and Communist Yugoslavia,” on November 16 at a two-day conference held in Rome at the Villino Stroganoff and hosted by the Bibliotheca Hertziana–Max Planck Institute for Art History. “Crossing the…

Posted by on November 15, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Rebecca VanDiver to Deliver Paper at American Studies Association Conference

Rebecca VanDiver, assistant professor of African American art, will present a paper at the annual conference of the American Studies Association held in Atlanta November 8-11. Her paper is entitled “Black, White, and Read All Over: Artistic Representations of Black Struggle and Resistance from Katrina to Ferguson,” and the theme of her session is “Constant Crisis:…

Posted by on November 6, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Jochen Wierich Chairs Panel at Southeastern Museum Conference October 8-9

Jochen Wierich, senior lecturer, department of history of art, organized and chaired a session at the Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC) held October 8-9 in Jackson, Mississippi. The panel, entitled “From Effigy Pipe to Punching Bag: Negotiating the Native American Object in Art Museums,” focused on the challenges and opportunities of representing Native American identity in…

Posted by on October 16, 2018 in Conferences, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Mireille Lee to Address Modern Collections of Ancient Greek Mirrors on October 6

With the rise of new technologies, the definition of objects is changing along with our understanding of collecting. Collectibles are no longer limited to their material shape but also appear on screen, retrieved from source codes and algorithms. The simultaneity of actual and virtual objects is transforming our cultural memory. Concepts of our past and projections…

Posted by on October 3, 2018 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, 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


Elizabeth Moodey Presents Paper at Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Nashville, home to the United Methodist Publishing House, Thomas Nelson, the Southern Baptists’ Lifeway Christian Stores, and Gideons International (of the ubiquitous Gideon Bibles), is a world center of religious publishing, primarily for mainline Protestants and evangelical Christians. The printing and distribution of the Bible being a major industry, it is not surprising that the…

Posted by on August 10, 2018 in Conferences, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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