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Professors Erin Benay and Maggie Popkin nominated for prestigious undergraduate teaching and mentoring awards

The art history faculty at CWRU is deeply committed to undergraduate education, and this commitment has earned recognition for two departmental faculty members. Erin Benay, Climo Assistant Professor, has been nominated for the 2019 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, which honors faculty who have demonstrated excellence...

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Global Collaborations

On March 8, Professor Elina Gertsman and Dr. Sonya Mace (Cleveland Museum of Art) presented their joint paper, “The Global Middle Ages in the Classroom: Expanding Geographies, Challenging Borders” at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America. On Sunday, March 10th, they were discussants at the...

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Aimee Caya Awarded a Research Support Grant from the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art

Congratulations to Aimee Caya, third-year doctoral student in medieval art, who has been awarded a generous Research Support Grant from the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art in support of her project "Documenting Monumental Brasses in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire." Aimee will present a paper at the International Medieval Congress...

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Kylie Fisher’s Award From the Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation

Kylie Fisher, a Ph.D. candidate in early modern Italian art, received a scholarship award from the Walter Read Hovey Memorial Fund at The Pittsburgh Foundation to help fund her dissertation research in Europe this summer. Kylie's dissertation, advised by Professor Erin Benay, explores the formidable role that engravings played in how...

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The Cleveland Symposium

The Cleveland Symposium is hosted each fall by the Case Western Reserve University–Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History and Museum Studies. It began in 1974 as the Ohio Area Student Symposium and included presentations by art history students from Ohio and the surrounding regions. Now...

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Lauren Lovings-Gomez’s “Antiquity, Exoticism, and Nature in Gold ‘Lotus and Dragon-fly’ Comb with Cyprian Glass Fragment”

On Saturday, March 9, second-year MA student Lauren Lovings-Gomez presented her paper “Antiquity, Exoticism, and Nature in Gold ‘Lotus and Dragon-fly’ Comb with Cyprian Glass Fragment” at the 36th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium at Florida State University. She was also able to see CWRU alumna Alexa Amore (MA, Class...

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Lacunae and their Phantoms

On February 28, Prof. Elina Gertsman delivered an invited talk at the Northwestern Medieval Colloquium, which brings distinguished speakers to campus for evening lectures and informal lunches with graduate students. Her paper, "Lacunae and their Phantoms," was drawn from her forthcoming book that explores medieval concepts of absence.

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