Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture) presented a lecture at the University of Heidelberg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies on April 22. The topic of the conference was “An Interdisciplinary Anthropology of Perception and Imagination.” Bergstein spoke about “Perception and Imagination in the Visual World of Marcel Proust.” Additionally, Bergstein’s memoir “Hotel Michelangelo” […]
Agnieszka Taborska (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) gave a lecture on female Surrealists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland. The lecture was about the myth of a muse / femme-enfant / sorceress as well as about the recently “discovered” eminent female Surrealists: Leonora Carrington, Gisèle Prassinos, Claude Cahun, Dora Maar, and others.
Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) and Caroline Castiglione (Professor, Departments of History and Italian Studies, Brown University) were awarded the Best Article Prize, 2016-17 for their co-authored article, Death Did Not Become Her: Unconventional Women and the Problem of Female Commemoration in Early Modern Rome (Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, […]
Esther Thyssen (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) has been awarded a Fulbright Grant for Spring 2018. Thyssen’s research project considers the reception of American art in Romania during the years of communist regimes prior to 1989. The Center for American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Romania will also host two courses […]
Ijlal Muzaffar (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) was recently interviewed by Hashim bin Rashid for the leading Pakistani weekly magazine, The New on Sunday (TNS). The article entitled, Korangi was Desiged to be at War with its Residents, engages with the topics of politics and ethics of urban design and planning.
Agnieszka Taborska (Senior Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) recently had her book, The Unfinished Life of Phoebe Hicks, featured in the 10 Best Polish Books Coming Out in Translation This Year. The book is illustrated by RISD alumna Selena Kimball (Sculpture, 1997) and recounts the fictional life of Phoebe Hicks a spiritualist whose […]
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) was recently invited to speak at a symposium on The Aesthetics of Perfection and Imperfection held at The University of Tokyo. Saito’s presentation was entitled, The Role of Imperfection in Everyday Aesthetics, it explored the aesthetic, moral, social, political, and environmental value of developing a positive aesthetic […]
Dalia Linssen (Assistant Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) gave two lectures entitled, Art, Photography, Social Conflict at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in April in conjunction with the exhibition, Memory Unearthed: the Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.
Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) was awarded an Individual Research Grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for her project entitled, Women, Design and Manufacturing in Rhode Island. Her research will focus on women in Rhode Island as designers of goods for both the private consumer and industrial manufacture, […]
Yuriko Saito (Professor, History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences) was invited to contribute an essay entitled, Letting Objects Speak: Beauty in the Japanese Artistic Tradition, in a newly released anthology on aesthetics Artistic Visions and the Promise of Beauty: Cross-Cultural Perspectives published by Springer.