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Julia Kamasz Wins Staff Excellence Award for the College of Arts & Science

Julia Kamasz, HART’s administrative assistant, received the top, college-wide Staff Excellence Award for 2018 at the College of Arts & Science staff meeting held Friday, October 19. The award, presented by A&S Dean John Geer, includes a $1,000 bonus and an engraved plaque. The College of Arts & Science Staff Excellence Awards recognize staff who…

Posted by on October 22, 2018 in HART, News, VRC

Moshe Fischer to Deliver AIA Lecture October 25 at the Nashville Parthenon

Moshe Fischer, professor emeritus, department of archaeology and ancient Near Eastern civilizations, Tel Aviv University, will deliver the AIA Lecture at 6 pm on Thursday, October 25, at the Nashville Parthenon. Fischer, director of the Yavney-Yam excavations, will address “Greece and Rome in the Holy Land:The Impact of Marble.” He will focus on the impact…

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

Digital Futures, Archaeological Pasts: Student-Curated Exhibition Opens October 25 in Fine Arts Gallery

During the spring semester 2018, nine history of art students studied a selection of ancient Mediterranean antiquities in the collection of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. The objects at the center of the exhibit range in date from the sixth century BCE to the first century CE and include Greek and Etruscan vases, a…

Posted by on October 21, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Photographic Exhibit Captures Pompeii’s Ongoing History As An Archaeological Site

Destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE, the ancient city of Pompeii has captured the imagination of the public since it was first excavated in 1748. Pompeii Archive: Recent Photographs by William Wylie, on view in the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery from October 25 through December 6,.features a selection of recent work…

Posted by on October 21, 2018 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, 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


Explore Ancient Rome with Goldberg Lecturer Bernard Frischer in a Hands-on Workshop on October 11

Bernard Frischer, director of the Rome Reborn project and professor of informatics at Indiana University, will present “Rome Reborn VR: A Demonstration of Recently Published Applications,” a hands-on workshop (with lunch) held Thursday, October 11, from 12:30 to 2 pm in the History of Art’s Visual Resources Center, 134 Cohen Memorial Hall. Participants will be…

Posted by on October 8, 2018 in Digital Humanities, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Technology, Vanderbilt University, VRC


Hermann Haller to Deliver Lecture on Monday, October 8

Hermann Haller, professor of Italian, comparative literature, and French, Queens College, CUNY, will present a lecture entitled “Between Local and Global: The Italian Language in Urban America” on Monday, October 8, at 2:20 pm in Furman Hall 311. Haller’s primary research interests are Italian linguistics and dialectology, Romance philology, Italian as an immigrant language, and…

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


Kevin Murphy Comments on Plans to Upgrade Atlanta Airport with Canopies

The Atlanta Journal Constitution (October 3, 2018)—In the City Too Busy to Hate, perhaps it’s fitting that the airport is too busy to worry about architectural attractiveness. At least that’s the rep Hartsfield-Jackson International’s domestic terminal has earned over the decades. But officials at the world’s busiest airport hope that two massive, multi-million dollar canopies…

Posted by on October 5, 2018 in HART, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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Lillian Boyle: Reflections on the Artistic Rhythms of Southern France, Part I

This blog entry, and another to follow, are among the final products of my on-site research this summer in the south of France, which was made possible by the generous support of a Downing Grant. As a History of Art graduate student at Vanderbilt, I spent three weeks conducting research between Marseille and Monaco, focusing…

Posted by on October 4, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC

HART Students Liz Horner and Michelle Zhu Awarded Downing Grants

The Department of History of Art has awarded Downing undergraduate research grants to Liz Horner and Michelle Zhu, both of whom are working with Christopher Johns, the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Professor of History of Art. Horner will travel to New York in early November for research in the Provenance Research Project of…

Posted by on October 3, 2018 in HART, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC

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