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September 4, 2019

The Art History directors and staff welcome you to the 2019–20 academic year! Whether you are a new or returning student or faculty member or a prospective member of our community of scholars, we have exciting news and plans to share with you, and new student leaders and faculty directors to introduce.

Introducing the PhD Moment: Highlights of Art Historical Scholarship

PhD Moment is an ongoing series devoted to showcasing the work of emerging scholars in FSU’s doctoral program in Art History. Each episode features formative experiences in the program, providing some insight into the activities of our dynamic doctoral students, from the delight of discovery to the art of communication. Check back for regular updates each semester!

Alumna Dr. Lesley Wolff Joins Faculty at Texas Tech University School of Art

This Fall, Dr. Lesley Wolff (PhD ’18) joins the faculty of the Texas Tech University School of Art as tenure-track Assistant Professor in Art History, specializing in Latinx and Latin American art and critical theory. Wolff is also the recipient of two competitive awards for 2019-2020 to support the completion of her book manuscript on the visuality of foodways in post-revolutionary Mexico.

Now at the Museum of Fine Arts: Identity in the Ottoman Empire

At the FSU Museum of Fine Arts through Nov. 9: Identity in the Ottoman Empire, curated by Dr. Lynn Jones in collaboration with student researchers from Art History, History, and Religion. The exhibition explores the diverse ethnic and religious identities that coexisted in the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1300-1922), which at its greatest extent spanned 3 continents comprised of approximately 25 million subjects.

Doctoral Candidate Lacy Gillette Receives Fulbright Award for 2019-20

Doctoral candidate Lacy Gillette is one of ten FSU recipients of Fulbright Student Awards for international research in the 2019-20 academic year. The award will support Lacy's dissertation research at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen and other museums and archives in Germany.

Dr. Adam Jolles Receives University Graduate Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Adam Jolles, who received the 2018–19 FSU Graduate Teaching Award, a university recognition of outstanding mentoring and teaching in the classroom. The award, one of only eight given each year, is administered by the Office of the Provost on the basis of student and alumni nominations. Dr. Jolles is renowned among his graduate students for creating a challenging yet constructive environment in the classroom and maintaining a welcoming open-door policy.

Doctoral Candidate Jennifer Baez Participates in Competitive Mellon Foundation Seminar

This summer, Jennifer Baez was one of 16 doctoral students from universities around the world selected to participate in the 6th annual Center for Curatorial Leadership/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice, held at the CCL headquarters in Manhattan.

Professor Tenley Bick Accepts Italian Art Research Residency for 2019–20

Professor Tenley Bick has accepted an invitation to be the 2019–20 Scholar in Residence at Magazzino Italian Art, a museum and research center located in the Hudson River Valley just north of New York City. The research center offers scholars working in modern/contemporary Italian art a high-profile platform from which to promote their research. Prof. Bick will be the first American scholar to hold the residency.

MCHS Alumna Annie Booth is New Museum Education Coordinator at FSU MoFA

Alumna Annie Booth (MA 2019) is the new Coordinator of Museum Education at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. She brings a wealth of curatorial experience as well as her background in art history and environmental science to the new position. This fall Annie will also present a paper at the Native American Art Studies Association conference in Minneapolis.

Spotlight on Alumna Shannon Nortz: From The Ringling to The Smithsonian

Shannon Nortz (MA '18) is a Collections Professional Development Assistant with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Collections Program (NCP). In this profile article she looks back on the coursework and internships that helped her achieve her goals.

Professor Lynn Jones Invited to Speak in Summer Byzantine Studies Symposium in Istanbul

This summer Dr. Lynn Jones was an invited participant in the Fifth International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium, sponsored by Koç University's Center for Anatolian Studies and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, in Istanbul, Turkey. Her paper, "The Imperial Cult in Middle Byzantine Art: Cappadocia and Constantinople," was developed out of research for her current book project, The Cult of the Emperor in Middle Byzantine Art, contracted with Routledge.

New Book by Alumnus Dr. Hayes Peter Mauro, Messianic Fulfillments: Staging Indigenous Salvation in America

Dr. Hayes Peter Mauro (MA '01) is the author of Messianic Fulfillments: Staging Indigenous Salvation in America, published by the University of Nebraska Press, August 2019. The book critically examines the role of evangelical movements in shaping American identity and visual culture from the Colonial period through the Gilded Age.

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