Research

Art & Art History Accolades – January 2021

A book chapter by Dr. Cathy Pagani, professor of art history, “Chinese Material Culture and British Perceptions of China in the Mid-nineteenth Century” originally published in Colonialism and the Object: Empire, Material Culture and the Museum, has been selected for inclusion on the forthcoming digital platform, Routledge Historical Resources: 19th Century Empire. Dr. Jennifer Feltman, assistant professor of art history,

New Grad Studios Expand Student Research

This semester, graduate students moved into the new studios, located on Warrior Drive, east of Helen Keller Boulevard on the Partlow campus. The new building expands studio spaces already available to graduate students in the department of art and art history in Woods Hall and the Bureau of Mines buildings. Photos are by senior marketing major

UA Artists and Historians Commune for Online Arts Conference

The University of Alabama department of art and art history was well-represented at this year’s SECAC, held online because of COVID-19 and hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. SECAC (the Southeastern College Art Conference) is the annual meeting of one of the largest academic art organizations in the country. Research papers by

Black Belt Artist Project Showcases Artist Video Interviews

This Friday, December 4, 2020, photography students in Professor Chris Jordan’s class will present an exhibition and book release at The University of Alabama Gallery in Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, including video interviews of Black Belt artists done by the students. If you can’t wait for that and want a preview, check out

Art Historian Publishes on Visualizing Queer Kinship

Dr. Lucy Curzon, associate professor of art history, published an article on contemporary photography and queer kinship, titled “MaPa Del: Visualizing Queer Kinship,” in the 2020 issue of the journal, Adoption & Culture (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020), published by Ohio State University Press. Curzon was also guest editor for the issue (titled Visual Adoptions),

UA Art History Professor Wins Grant to Make a Virtual Reality Gothic Cathedral for Alabama Middle-Schoolers

The humanities are more than a set of subjects like history, literature and philosophy; they are also a way of solving urgent problems. When they step beyond the walls of a university, the humanities can enrich public life in unique and vital ways. UA assistant professor of art history Dr. Jennifer Feltman was awarded a

UA Art Historian Presents Research in Madrid, Spain

In January, Dr. Tanja Jones, associate professor of art history, was invited to present a paper in Madrid at the conference Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Methodological Encounters and (Dis)Encounters. Jones presented “Early Cast Portrait Medals: Exchange, Mobility, Diplomacy,” in a panel, Borrowings and Dialogues between East and West. “My paper, Jones said, “addressed

Research at UA Wins Over Art History Student

“UA has some of the best research opportunities for undergraduates,” Nadia DelMedico declared confidently in a recent interview. And she should know. DelMedico is a graduate student in art history at UA now, and research, particularly computer-based, has been her guiding light since high school. Research was the reason she came to UA. Before she

Graduate Student, Faculty Present Research at SECAC

Students, faculty and alumni of the UA department of art and art history presented current research at SECAC in October, the annual meeting of one of the largest art conferences of its kind in the US. This year’s meeting was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Most notably, graduate student Faith Barringer presented her research, “The Progression