Guillaume de Digulleville
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Professor Elina Gertsman’s and Vincent Debiais’ “Abstraction Before the Age of Abstract Art” Wins Grant

Professor Elina Gertsman (Department of Art History, Case Western Reserve University) and Vincent Debiais (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) received a $20,000 grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange Foundation for their collaborative project “Abstraction Before the Age of Abstract Art.”

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The Middle Ages in 50 Objects Book Cover
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Elina Gertsman’s and Barbara Rosenwein’s The Middle Ages in 50 Objects is Published

Elina Gertsman’s and Barbara Rosenwein’s The Middle Ages in 50 Objects is published after being hailed as “a splendid visual feast” (Julia Smith, University of Oxford). Don’t miss the authors’ lecture, “Divine, Desirable, Deadly: the Middle Ages through Objects,” which will take place on December 12 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Exporting Caravaggio: The crucifixion of Saint Andrew
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Scholarly Journal Elevates Conversation on Caravaggio’s Masterwork at the CMA

Just this week, this centuries-old painting graced the June 2018 cover of The Burlington Magazine, a prestigious monthly academic journal that covers the fine and decorative arts.The Burlington article also features the scholarship of Erin E. Benay, PhD, Climo Assistant Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art at Case Western Reserve University. The full article can be found here.

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PhD Students at Kalamazoo
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Spotted at Kalamazoo!

Our glorious PhD students at the hallowed International Congress for Medieval Studies — with Prof. Gertsman’s award-winning book and her fabulous Penn State editor, Ellie Goodman. From left to right: Nikki DeLuca, Rachel McNellis (music), Angie Verduci, Gilbert Jones, Aimee Caya.

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Elina Gertsman
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Prof. Elina Gertsman named finalist for the the Diekhoff Award for Mentorship this year!

Prof. Elina Gertsman was chosen as a finalist for the 2018 John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the education of graduate students at CWRU through advising and mentoring. In 2015, Prof. Gertsman won the Diekhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching.

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