Liberal Arts

Masciarotte ‘Faithful Cheaters’ Panel, 04/03/17

Gloria-Jean Masciarotte (Senior Lecturer, Literary Arts + Studies) will take part in a panel discussion as part of the Trinity Repertory Company’s Great Writers Series. Masciarotte will be taking part in a discussion of Deborah Salem Smith’s new play Faithful Cheaters. The panel will also discuss the creative issues surrounding the creation of a new play. Faithful Cheaters […]

Highfield Publishes Essay on ‘Food and Foodways’

Jonathan Highfield (Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) has recently published an essay entitled, Food and Foodways in African Narratives, which was published in the edited volume Décentrement et travail de la culture (Decentralization and the Work of Culture). The volume was edited by Sylvie Camet and published by Academia L’Hamattan. The essay came out of the colloquium, […]

Muzaffar Gives Lecture ‘Boundary Games’

Ijlal Muzaffar (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently gave a lecture entitled, Boundary Games: Settling the Refugee, Claiming the Nation, at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore. This lecture examined two refugee housing projects in Karachi proposed by international architects in the 1950s, which sought to create a new image for its client, the military government […]

Esther Thyssen Lectures on American Landscape Painting

Esther Thyssen (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) participated in the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Romanticism and the Peripheries, hosted at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal on 5th to 7th December, 2016. The conference was organized by the Institutio de Historia da Arte, FCSH/NOVA Lisbon, and Palacio Nacional da Pena/Parques de […]

Historian and the Organism

Ijlal Muzaffar (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently gave a talk at the Princeton School of Architecture entitled Historian and the Organism. His presentation formed part of the Princeton Mellon Conference, Historian and the X. Muzaffar’s presentation examined the rise of “organic” metaphors to describe Third World cities after the Second World War. It […]

Anderson Lectures at China Academy of Art

Eric Anderson (Associate Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) participated in The Bauhaus and Modern Design Seminar at the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou on the 14-18 November. He lectured on Museums and Design Reform in the Nineteenth Century and participated in workshops with scholars from China, Europe, and the United States. The event […]

Call for Applications: NCSS Concentration Coordinator

Call for Applications Concentration Coordinator, Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies (NCSS) RISD’s Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies Concentration Advisory Board seeks nominees for a new Concentration Coordinator, to begin in Fall 2017. Introduced as pilot in Fall 2012 and an official concentration in Fall 2014, the interdisciplinary, cross-school concentration in Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies (NCSS) invites undergraduates to shape individualized courses of study (21 credits), […]

Scanlan gives lecture at Bard Microcollege

Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently gave a talk entitled, Angels and Demons: Images Made for Women in Fifteenth-Century Rome, at the Bard Microcollege in Holyoke, MA. The lecture was drawn from her forthcoming book Divine and Demonic Imagery at Tor de’Specchi, 1400-1500: Religious Women & Art in Fifteenth-Century Rome published […]