Liberal Arts

Schiff at Cambridge University Conference

Karen Schiff (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture), presented a paper at Jesus College, Cambridge University, about the marbled leaf in the novel, Tristram Shandy. Her paper, Revitalizing Humanity through ‘Reading’ the Marbled Page, offered new perspectives on the colorful, monumental project of paper marbling in the novel’s original edition. The Alas, Poor Yorick! […]

Scanlan, Divine and Demonic

Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently published her book, Divine and Demonic Imagery at Tor de’Specchi, 1400-1500: Religious Women and Art in 15th-Century Rome. It is published by Amsterdam University Press and distributed in the U.S. by University of Chicago Press.  

Doran Delivers Lecture on Environmental Comics at Colby

Thomas Doran (Assistant Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) gave a lecture on, Reading Comics in a Time of Environmental Crisis, at Colby College on April 25th, part of Colby College’s ongoing Environmental Studies Lecture Series. The talk explored the role comics and other forms of literary-visual art play in our conversations and narratives about the […]

Event: Global Vorkurs, 04/26/18, 6:30PM, Metcalf Aud.

Art History Research Colloquium Keynote Address Global Vorkurs: Reassembling the History of the Bauhaus from the Global South Joaquín Barriendos April 26, 2018, 6:30 PM, Metcalf Auditorium, RISD Museum In 2019, Germany will be celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of the Bauhaus. In order to celebrate the legacy of this influential school […]

David Jhave Johnston Events and RISD & BROWN

RISD Liberal Arts (Research Collaboration and Event Grant) and RISD Computation Technology and Culture Concentration (CTC) are delighted to present two events by David Jhave Johnston, author of Aesthetic Animism: Digital Poetry’s Ontological Implications (The MIT Press 2016): Wednesday 4/18, Old Library, CB 521, 7:00pm Writing with A.I. and Machine Learning A 30 minute multimedia […]

Maltz-Leca Book Published

Leora Maltz-Leca (Associate Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) has had her book, Wiliam Kentridge: Process as Metaphor & Other Doubtful Enterprises, published by the University of California Press. Richard Shiff (Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, University of Texas at Austin) said of the book “With prose as lucid as it is erudite, […]

THAD Academic Program Review Campus Visit

Related to Theory + History of Art & Design (THAD formally HAVC) self-study, an Academic Program Review (APR) team will visit RISD, April 2 through April 4 2018. The members of the panel are: Dr. Steven Henry Madoff, THAD APR Chair; Chair, MA Curatorial Practice Program: School of Visual Arts Brocket Horne, Chair, Graphic Design: […]