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November 1, 2017

Professor Hope Childers of the Art History Division recently published an essay on Indian representations of the 19th-century opium trade:

Spectacles of Labor: Artists and Workers in the Patna Opium Factory in the 1850s.

She considers depictions of labor at the factory, particularly in a set of nineteen paintings by Indian artist Shiva Lal, a so-called Company Painter in the Patna School, producing...

November 1, 2017

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Meghen Jones, for her latest publication: “Hamada Shōji, Kitaōji Rosanjin, and the Reception of Japanese Pottery in the Early Cold War United States” (Design and Culture 9:2, July 2017). Jones’s essay concentrates on how ceramic craft in Japan influenced American potters, and changed modern art through history.

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October 11, 2017

Meghen Jones's presentations in summer 2017 included the paper “Reflections on the Current Status of Japanese Art History Studies in American Higher Education,” at the International Conference on Japanese Cultural Studies Outside of Japan– its Current Status and Future Perspectives, at the University of East Anglia and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in Norwich U...

October 3, 2017

Our Theodore Randall International Chair, Rachel Gotlieb, will be opening two exhibitions she curated this fall. Golieb is a ceramic, craft, and design historian, with extensive experience in curating ceramic and design exhibitions. The first show, True Nordic: How Scandinavian Changed Canadian Design, opens at the Vancouver, Canada Art Gallery on October 13th. True Nordic influence on the use of m...

September 27, 2017

Mary Mcinnes will be kicking off the second day of the 2017 Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium at UrbanGlass on Issues in Glass Pedagogy: “Curriculum and Career” in Brooklyn, NY in mid-October. Her talk emerges from her coursework at AU and her collaboration with studio faculty in the Division of Sculpture. The talk is entitled, “Critical Discourse, Professional Practice.” Below is an...

September 27, 2017

In summer 2017, I traveled to Utrecht, The Netherlands, to present a paper at the conference of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society. This year's conference theme was "Drinking and Drug Policies in History: Contextualizing Causes and Consequences." In my own paper, "Drugs on Display: Framing knowledge through exhibitions," I examined the use of museum and exhibition spaces by the Pharmaceutical So...

September 24, 2017

Come and join us in Holmes Auditorium on Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm, on the Alfred University campus.

We are excited to announce that the Randall International Chair for Art History, Rachel Gotlieb, will be giving a talk on the meanings and metaphors behind ceramics in Victorian Literature and Painting! All in the Alfred community are invited to attend.

Gotlieb is Adjunct Curator at the Gardine...

May 1, 2017

Next year, Kate Dimitrova will continue to lead the conversation in luxury tapestries during the Papal Schism through the research and writing of her book manuscript, "Woven at the Crossroads of Culture: The Patronage, Consumption and Function of Luxury Textiles during the Papal Schism in Avignon (1378–1417)." Below, Kate Dimitrova describes her cutting-edge research in a Sabbatical Project Overvie...

January 31, 2017

Assistant Professor of Art History Meghen Jones received a Japanese Studies Fellowship from the Japan Foundation for the spring and summer of 2017. The fellowship, according to the Japan Foundation’s web site “provides preeminent foreign scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan with the aim of supporting them and promoting Japanese St...