On Feb. 20, 2014, Professor Allie Terry-Fritsch will deliver a public talk at Loyola University in Maryland on her research on the "New Jerusalem" of San Vivaldo, an early sixteenth-century pilgrimage site in Tuscany, Italy. Sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program, the Center for the Humanities, Honors Program and the Catholic Studies Program, Professor Terry-Fritsch's talk examines how renaissance pilgrims interacted with artistic programs at the site to perform an active somatic devotion and argues that artistic style must be redefined in somaesthetic terms. The research for the talk forms part of her larger study on Somaesthetics and the Renaissance, which she is preparing for publication as a book manuscript.
Professor Allie Terry-Fritsch (Art History) has won the 2014 Italian Art Society Research & Publication Grant. She will use the grant to support travel to Italy during the summer 2014 to continue and complete onsite research for her book manuscript, Somaesthetics and the Renaissance: Viewing Bodies at Work in Early Modern Italy. The Italian Art Society is dedicated to the study of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present day. With a membership of more than 250 established and emerging scholars, graduate students, and afficionados, the IAS is a vital force in generating new knowledge about the visual arts on the Italian peninsula and neighboring islands.
For more information on Terry-Fritsch's project and prize, see: http://italianartsociety.org/grants-opportunities/ias-research-and-publication-grants/
Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch, Associate Professor of Art History, delivered a talk on her research on the Renaissance sculptor Donatello at the Musee du Louvre in Paris on Friday, Dec. 8th. Terry-Fritsch was invited by the curator of the Louvre in Paris and the curator of the Bargello in Florence, who co-curated the exhibition on Florentine Renaissance sculpture,
« Printemps de la Renaissance. La sculpture à Florence 1400 -1460 »
(Palazzo Strozzi, Florence : 21 mars - 18 août 2013 ; Musée du Louvre, Hall Napoléon : 26 septembre 2013 - 6 janvier 2014)
Associate Professor Allie Terry-Fritsch was selected as the 2013 speaker for the annual Fred Braun Lecture in Art and Art History at Oakland University. Her talk, "Performing Jerusalem: Renaissance Pilgrims, Terracotta Saints and the Virtual Holy Land at San Vivaldo in Tuscany," was based on research that will be included in her manuscript on Somaesthetics and the Renaissance: Viewing Bodies at Work in Early Modern Italy. The talk took place at the Oakland University Art Gallery on November 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm.
Dr. Andrew E. Hershberger traveled to Banff, Alberta, during the middle of October, 2013, to present a paper at the Universities Art Association of Canada / L'Association d'art des universités du Canada (UAAC/AAUC) National Conference. The UAAC/AAUC is the Canadian equivalent of the College Art Association (CAA) in the US. While in Banff, Hershberger presented first in a four-person panel focused on "Imagination in 19th Century Art," along with art historians from the University of Victoria, the University of Alberta, and the University of Toronto. Hershberger titled his presentation "Imaging and Imagining Geological Time in Two Rare19th-Century Geology Books." Buildling on his earlier presentation in October at the University of Notre Dame, this research topic relates to Hershberger's ongoing study of the United States Geological Survey or USGS-era of photographic history.
Rachel Durham presented her paper 'Reginald Marsh and the Wonderland Circus Sideshow,' at the 15th Annual Space Between: Literature and Culture Conference, in Chicago, Illinois, on June 21, 2013.
Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch is presenting new research at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 27th. Her talk, titled "Playing the Renaissance Piazza: Florentine Calcio and the Somaesthetic Transformation of the Urban Sphere," connects the rich political symbolism of Piazza Santa Croce in Florence to the performance of communal identity through the game of calcio to offer a reading of the built environment in the context of the emerging Medici Duchy of the sixteenth century. Dr. Terry-Fritsch's talk is part of a panel sponsored by the Early Modern Studies Workshop at the University of Chicago and will eventually be published as part of her book manuscript on Somaesthetics and the Renaissance: Viewing Bodies at Work in Early Modern Italy.
Dr. Stephanie Langin-Hooper, Assistant Professor of Ancient Art History, lectures on October 17, 2013 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her lecture, entitled "Fascination with the Tiny: Figurines and Identities in Hellenistic Babylonia," will be given in a Classics/Archaeology lecture series. She has also been invited to give a follow-up graduate seminar to University of Michigan graduate students on October 24, 2013.
Dr. Andrew E. Hershberger traveled to the University of Notre Dame in the first week of October, 2013, to present a paper and chair a session at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) National Conference. Specifically, he chaired a four-person panel entitled "Landscape Objects" with photographers and artists from DePaul University, the University of Alberta, and NYU. Hershberger titled his own presentation "Picturing Geological Time: Landscape Photographs in Rare 19th-Century Geology Books." This presentation relates to Hershberger's ongoing study of the United States Geological Survey-era of photographic history, a project he began in 2011 after receiving a Cody Institute for Western American Studies Resident Fellowship at the McCracken Research Library in Cody, WY.