Art History

UA Awards Studio and Art History Degrees in 2020-21

The academic year 2020-2021 has been challenging, to say the least, and we’re proud of our graduates for pushing through to earn their degrees. We wish them all the best as they move into the next part of their life journey. Degrees are cumulative over summer and fall 2020, and spring 2021. Bachelor of Arts,

Art Historians Present at International Asian Conference

UA Asian art historians presented their research at the AAS 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference (Association for Asian Studies) in March. Dr. Mina Kim presented, “Empathy and Connection: Visualization of Traumatic War and Inter-Korean Relations,” focusing in part on the artist Ham Kyungah. Dr. Doris Sung organized and chaired the panel “Women Writing Art: Feminist Approaches

Art Historian Leads New Diversity Group at Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of art history, was re-elected for a second three-year term to the Board of Directors of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA). At the NCSA conference, she co-chaired a roundtable on “Race and Pedagogy” and served as a panelist on the roundtable, “Identity, Diversity, and the Academy,” organized by NCSA’s new

Student Art Historians Present Research at URCA 2021 Conference

UA student art historians presented research at The University of Alabama’s 14th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference (URCA) at the Paul W. Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa on March 31, 2021. This year’s participants had an option to present in person or via video. Junior Aidan Miles-Jamison, who double-majors in art history and

Curators of Plantation Sites Discuss Interpreting Enslavement

The public is invited to a panel discussion, “Interpreting Enslavement at Historic Sites,” Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., central time (US and Canada). The discussion will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all but limited to the first 100 registrants. UPDATE: a video of the talk is now available:

Creating Access to Art and Visual Culture Through the Getty Vocabularies

Jonathan Ward, senior editor of the Getty Vocabulary Program, will present an introduction to the Getty Vocabularies, March 31 on Zoom, from 12:30 to 1;30 p.m. (CDT). The title of his talk is “The Getty Vocabularies: Access to Art History and Visual Culture Studies Through Multilingual Thesauri.” The Getty Vocabularies is a group of structured

Digital Humanities Seminar on the Usage of Getty Vocabularies

Jonathan Ward, Senior Editor of the Getty Vocabulary Program, will present “The Getty Vocabularies: Access to Art History and Visual Culture Studies Through Multilingual Thesauri,” virtually on Wed., March 31, 2021, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (CDT) The presentation will introduce the Getty Vocabularies, a group of structured thesauri used by institutions and catalogers across

Harrison Awards for Excellence in Art History Research Announced

Winners of the Harrison Award for Excellence in Research have been announced for the 26th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History. Nadia DelMedico, graduate student in art history at The University of Alabama, won first place for her original research on the African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner. In the essay, “Finding Religion in