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.
Paola Demattè (Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Arts is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities […]
Damian White, (Professor, History, Philosophy and Social Science) has recently given a range of invited talks on his research in Australia, Canada and the US. White spoke about Design Ecologies, Creative Labor and Hybrid Ecological Democracy at the University of Sydney and the Western Political Science Association in Vancouver. He gave an invited paper Climate Security: […]
Suzanne Scanlan (Lecturer, History of Art and Visual Culture) has published an article entitled, Death Did Not Become Her: Unconventional Women and the Problem of Female Commemoration in Early Modern Rome (co-authored with Caroline Castiglione, Brown University), in Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Spring, 2017). Research support for the project was provided by the RISD […]
Avishek Ganguly (Assistant Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) recently began his 10-month term as a Fellow at the International Research Center at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. During the period of his fellowship Ganguly will work on his book manuscript ‘Polyglot Performances: Translation and the Post-Monolingual Stage’. This comparative project offers new ways of […]
Alexia Kosmider (Senior Lecturer, Literary Arts + Studies) will be serving on the documentaries jury at the Wicked Queer Film Festival, which is being held in Boston from 30th March untill the 9th April 2017.
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 […]