February 19, 2016
Featured in The Atlantic: Professor Sharon Gerstel in "Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity"

Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Thessaloniki, Greece (Sharon Gerstel).

Check out “Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity”, a great article in The Atlantic featuring Professor Sharon Gerstel’s deep investigation into the acoustics of Byzantine churches and how her research has “fundamentally changed the way she thinks about art history”.

For related media, visit USC’s “Acoustic Museums” for a fascinating podcast about Professor Gerstel’s project and work with her colleagues in developing “The Google Earth of Sound’.

February 23, 2016
Professor Jungmann on Sin Saimdang at Yale

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Changing Notions of ‘Feminine Spaces’ in Chosŏn Dynasty Korea: the Case of Sin Saimdang (1504-1551)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:00 – 
5:30 pm
Room L351, Loria Center
190 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Join Professor Burglind Jungmann at the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University as she explicates the significance of Sin Saimdang (1504-1551), arguably the most famous female artist in Korean history, and the historical narratives constructed around her life and work.

Click here for more information about Professor Jungmann’s lecture and the CEAS Colloquium Series at Yale.

November 2015
New book from Professor Upton!

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Congratulations to Professor Dell Upton on the publication of his newest book, What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South, just released as of November 2015.  Yale University Press had the following to say about his newest book: “…this powerful work explores how commemorative structures have been used to assert the presence of black Americans in contemporary Southern society. The author cogently argues that these public memorials, ranging from the famous to the obscure, have emerged from, and speak directly to, the region’s complex racial politics since monument builders have had to contend with widely varied interpretations of the African American past as well as a continuing presence of white supremacist attitudes and monuments.”

Click here to learn more about Professor Upton’s book and peruse his past publications.

September 2015
Professor Bronwen Wilson to join UCLA Art History

The UCLA Department of Art History is pleased to announce that Professor Bronwen Wilson will join the faculty during the 2015-16 academic year, specializing in Renaissance and Early Modern art history. An expert in the art and visual culture of Renaissance Italy, Professor Wilson’s current research explores early modern travel imagery and the Mediterranean, as well as media and forms of visual imagery that blur the boundaries between categories and genres and in which time is protracted or condensed. She also focuses on the history of Venetian art, the subject of her book The World in Venice: Print, the City, and Early Modern Identity (winner of the Roland H. Bainton prize for Art History in 2006) as well as her recently-completed book The Face of Uncertainty. Her interest in Venetian images of Turks and Turkish costume – on which she has published several important articles – has informed her current research project, which looks at Renaissance depictions of the Ottoman Empire.

Other recent publications include Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things and Forms of Knowledge (2010, with Paul Yachnin) and The Erotics of Looking: Materiality, Solicitation and Dutch Visual Culture (2011, with Angela Vanhaelen).  She has taught at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, McGill University, Montreal and has held fellowships at Villa i Tatti in Florence and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, among other institutions in Europe and North America. Professor Wilson will join the faculty in the Fall 2015 quarter and begin teaching courses in the department beginning in the Winter 2016 quarter; in the meantime, learn more about her research interests and publications here.


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