Congratulations to Lorinda Bradley who was recently named a William H.
The Department of Art History & Archaeology at the University of Missouri & the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan have established an academic and research partnership focusing on the excavation of ancient Gabii, Italy.
Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta has been awarded a Loeb Classical Foundation Library Fellowship for 2017-18. The grant will support excavation expenses at the ancient Latin city of Gabii, Italy during the upcoming season (June 12th - July 29th). For more information about the Gabii excavations, check out the excavation website here.
Rooted, Revived Reinvented: Basketry in America
January 28-May 14, 2017
Professor Kristin Schwain is co-curator with Professor Jo Stealey, Department of Art, of the exhibition "Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America" now on display at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.
Associate Professor Anne Stanton visited the New York Public Library recently where she examined the Tickhill Psalter, a lavish early 14th-century manuscript that is part of her current research project.
Associate Professor Michael Yonan announced the launch of a new book series from Bloomsbury Publishing titled The Material Culture of Art for which he is editor.
The Material Culture of Art
New Book Series, Bloomsbury Academic
Series Editor: Michael Yonan, University of Missouri
Associate Professors Anne Stanton and James A. van Dyke recently accepted leadership roles in national and international art historical associations.
The department was well represented at this year's College Art Association conference in New York City.
Associate Professor James van Dyke read a paper, "A Queer Kirchner at the Guggenheim".
Associate Professor Michael Yonan was the respondent on the panel "Superpowers in the Global Eighteenth Century: Empire, Colonialism, and Cultural Contact” session.
Kelsey Malone, PhD Candidate in American Art, was awarded a fellowship by the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky to conduct archival research on Enid Yandell, a well-known turn-of-the-century American sculpture featured in her dissertation.
In January of 2017 the Staff Advisory Council of the University of Missouri presented the "SAC Salutes" Award to the staff of the Department of Art History and Archaeology: June Davis, Office Support Assistant II; Linda Garrison, Business Support Specialist II; and Nancy Alexander, Curator of Visual Resources. The staff were nominated by faculty members in grateful recognition of their tireless work in moving the department three times in less than three years.
Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta is co-organizing with Raymond Marks (Classical Studies) an international conference on “Domitian’s Rome and the Augustan Legacy” (September 1-2, 2017) at the University of Missouri.
Domitian’s Rome and the Augustan Legacy
September 1-2, 2017
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Organizers: Raymond Marks (Classical Studies) & Marcello Mogetta (Art History & Archaeology)
Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta received a university Research Board grant for his project Calc-Rome: Capturing the Life Cycle of Ceramics in Rome. This builds on the new iteration of the agreement between MU Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Capitoline Museums for the loan of ancient ceramics. The funds will support another round of 3D scanning and use-wear analysis on the vessels.
The Department of Art History and Archaeology will be represented by graduate students and faculty at the Archaeological Institute of America annual meeting January 5-8, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. "Sessions exploring artifacts, art, social systems, fashion, cooking vessels, trade networks, shipwrecks, architecture, inscriptions, and archaeological research methods of the classical and New World will be offered."
Kathryn Cua, an MU undergraduate student studying Art History and Journalism, was selected to receive a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.
On November 29, Associate Professor James van Dyke delivered a paper, "Otto Dix' illustrierte Meisterschaft (Otto Dix's Mastery Illustrated)," in the framework of an international conference in Colmar, France, "Otto Dix - 'Crois en tes yeux' / 'Trau deinen Augen'." The conference was organized by the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar and the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris.
Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta has been invited to participate in a workshop on Digital data in archaeology: recording, analysis, publication, preservation, on Friday, November 11 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan.
Associate Professor Michael Yonan presented the lecture "Knowing the world through Rococo ornamental prints" in the symposium Knowing the world through objects in the eighteenth century, held at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Associate Professor Anne Stanton spoke at the St. Louis University Library Special Collections Conference on Manuscript Studies in October. Her presentation titled "Isabella of France as an 'Ambassador of Culture’, 1308–1358" was part of the session Beyond Arbiters of Lay Piety and Ambassadors of Culture: Revisiting Bell’s Medieval Women Book Owners.
Assistant Professor Marcello Mogetta published an article on “The Early Development of Concrete in the Domestic Architecture of Pre-Roman Pompeii” in the Journal of Roman Archaeology (2016), 43-72.
Stephanie Kimmey, Ph.D. Candidate, will be presenting at the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) in Toronto. Her paper is titled, "Reframing Sacred Space: Ritual Movement in the Sanctuary of Nemean Zeus." By studying all aspects of the archaeology record through a cross-media analysis of built spaces, landscape manipulation and material culture, she is reconstructing ritual movement through the Sanctuary of Zeus.