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Christopher Johns to Present Paper at Eighteenth-Century Symposium February 3 at UNC Chapel Hill

Christopher Johns, Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art, will present a paper titled “A Villa Fit for Two Queens: Female Royal Patronage in Early Eighteenth-Century Turin” on February 3 as part of the Bettie Allison Rand Symposium in Art History held at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of…

Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Black Mountain College Symposium Keynote and Performance Held in Cohen Hall on February 1

Vanderbilt’s Department of Art and the Wond’ry present Chance Operations: Art and Education at Black Mountain College, a two-day interdisciplinary symposium (February 1-2) that will examine the contemporary relevance of Black Mountain College’s immersive teaching models on art, design, and education. Artists, curators, students and educators from various disciplines will illuminate Black Mountain’s unique pedagogical approach…

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Conferences, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, Lectures, News, VRC

Vivien Fryd to Present Lecture at University of Paderborn on December 7

Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, will deliver a lecture addressing “Equal Time in Equal Space: Ending the Silence about Incest” at the University of Paderborn, Germany, on December 7.  Her presentation is part of a two-day interdisciplinary and international conference entitled “Narratives and Mental Health: Fragmentations, Disruptions and Silences.” The December 7-8 conference, sponsored…

Posted by on December 4, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Christopher Johns to Present Lecture October 31 at International Symposium in London

Enlightened Princesses: Britain and Europe, 1700-1820, an international symposium held October 29-31 in London, will bring together eminent academicians and museum scholars to investigate the role played by royal women—electresses, princesses, queens consort, reigning queens, and empresses—in the shaping of court culture and politics in Europe of the long eighteenth century. Christopher Johns, Norman L….

Posted by on October 27, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Vanderbilt THATCamp Scheduled for October 27-28 at The Wond’ry

The Vanderbilt THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) is an annual unconference co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, the Center for Teaching, The Wond’ry, and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.  All events will be held October 27-28 at The Wond’ry. An unconference is an informal, loosely…

Posted by on October 26, 2017 in Conferences, Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Technology, VRC


Betsey Robinson Moderates October 20 Workshop Session on the Western Delta in Late Antiquity

The hinterland of Alexandria was the setting for some of the earliest and most important monastic settlements in late antique Egypt. It is this area that produced the famous “sayings of the desert fathers,” and it is in this area, above all, that Christian pilgrims from the Roman Empire encountered Egyptian monasticism. This is the…

Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Conferences, Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Stephen Davis to Deliver Keynote Lecture at Interdisciplinary Workshop on Late Antiquity October 19-20

Stephen J. Davis, professor of religious studies and Near Eastern languages and civilization at Yale University, will deliver the keynote lecture, “The Archaeology of Early Christian Monasticism: Evidentiary Problems and Criteria” on Thursday, October 19, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Hall 203 followed by a reception.  Davis will open ReLACS 2017, an interdisciplinary workshop on…

Posted by on October 17, 2017 in Conferences, Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

Tracy Miller Chairs Session at Society of Architectural Historians Conference in Glasgow

Hundreds of Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) members recently gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, to hear new ideas about the distant past and, in many cases, to learn from that past in order to affect the future. Tracy Miller, associate professor of history of art, chaired a session at the SAH 70th Annual International Conference held…

Posted by on June 27, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, VRC

Visual Resources Director Millie Fullmer Describes SEI 2017 As Rewarding Experience

Travelling to UNC Chapel Hill, NC, for SEI 2017 (Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management) proved an incredibly rewarding experience. Over the course of three and a half days, we were exposed to experts in the fields of visual resources and image management. The attendees ranged from recent graduates to early, middle,…

Posted by on June 23, 2017 in Conferences, HART, Technology, VRC

Crowd-Sourcing with a Human Face

Visual Resources staff recently attended the “Cultural Heritage at Scale” symposium sponsored by Vanderbilt University Libraries. The event was open to scholars of any description and the crowd was a mix of the science-minded and humanities-minded alike. The “big idea” that directed the symposium was “crowd-sourcing with a human face”, and talks revolved around how…

Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Conferences, Events, HART, Technology, VRC

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