Degrees Granted May 2013

The second annual Qualifying Paper Symposium took place on May 3 at the Bard Graduate Center. This event provided an opportunity for graduating MA students to give short presentations on their capstone projects. After the presentations, which were attended by students, faculty, staff, family, and friends, the students were treated to a celebratory reception in the penthouse at 38 West 86th Street.

From a record nine nominations, two QP’s were chosen for the annual Wainwright Award: Sophie Pitman’s investigation of dolls as disseminators of national and foreign fashions in Renaissance Europe and Nicole Pulichene’s study of imperial donor portraiture in the tenth-century Magdeburg Ivories.  

Commencement will take place on May 25, at the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. 

BGC Degrees Granted, May 2013

Doctor of Philosophy

Jonathan James Tavares, Bristol, RI
Samuel Luke Pratt and the Arms and Armor Trade in Victorian Britain

Master of Philosophy

Maude C. Bass-Krueger, Clinton, NY
Costume History in Nineteenth-Century France: Historicism and Fashion, Historicism in Fashion

Amy Elizabeth Bogansky, Philadelphia, PA
The Merchant's Middlemen: Factors, Supercargoes, and the Praxis of Exchange in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Matthew Burroughs Peters Keagle, Burlington, VT
"An Uniform Is Granted by All to be Absolutely Necessary”: A Cultural History of Military Dress in the Revolutionary Atlantic

Christian Alexander Larsen, New York, NY
Aquarela do Brasil: Transnational Flows of Brazilian Design and Material Culture

Elizabeth Maura McMahon, Akron, OH
“Robes of Court and Palace”: Dress and Queenship at the Court of Henry VIII

Rebecca A. Perry, Princeton, NJ
Problematic Bodies: Dressing Pre-Adolescent Girls in the United States, 1930 to 1965

Masako H. Shinn, New York, NY
The Expression of Vernacular Elements in Contemporary Japanese Interior Architecture

Elizabeth A. St. George, Akron, OH
A "Beautiful Household" for Czechoslovakia: Krásná jizba and Notions of Modern Living, 1927–1938 

Master of Arts

Richard F. Carroll, North Easton, MA
Great Expectations: The Manifesto of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and Its Viability for Early Twentieth-Century Society Architects

Nynne Just Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Material Nationality: Denmark at the 1900 Paris World's Fair

Colin E. Fanning, Pueblo, CO
The Plastic System: Architecture, Childhood, and LEGO 1949–2012

 Andrew James Goodhouse, Saint Paul, MN
“Keep Wishing While You Participate”: Spiritual Materiality and Social Agency in Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree  

Shoshana Batya Greenwald, Brooklyn, NY
Beyond the Cover: Margaret Armstrong's Life and Work

Christine Elizabeth Griffiths, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
“Not forgetting his perfumed Gloves”: Accessorizing Scent in Eighteenth-Century England

Hadley Welch Jensen, Los Angeles, CA
Shaped by the Camera: Benjamin Wittick and the Imaging of Craft in the American Southwest (1878–1903)

Suky Kang, New Orleans, LA
The Art Museum and the City: The Central Role of Public Education in Museum-City Relations

Jay Allen Lemire, New York, NY
Of Antiques and Antelope: The Material Strategies of Arthur Stannard Vernay

Casey Alexandra Mathern, Forest Lake, MN
Sepulture and the City: The Marble Cemeteries of New York

Whitney Lee May, Nashville, TN 
“Too Solemn to Attack”: Selling Distance from Commerce in the Beggarstaff Posters of Late Nineteenth-Century England


Sophie Pitman, Cambridge, UK
Dolled Up: The Dissemination of Knowledge of National Dress and Foreign Fashions in Renaissance Europe

Nicole Pulichene, Wheaton, IL
Veiled Hands, Veiled Presence: The Donor Portrait of Otto I in the Presentation Panel of the Magdeburg Ivories

Sarah Rogers Morris, Akron, OH
Ornament Beyond Architecture: The Photograph and the Fragment in the Work of Richard Nickel

Laura Speers, Avon, CT
Farming, Cooking, and Eating by the Book: English Household Manuals in Colonial Virginia  

Sharon Twickler, Easton, CT
The Things He Carried: Combing Masculine Identity in the Age of the Moustache

 Katherine Marie Tycz, Southington, CT
“Per piacermi a lo specchio, qui m'addorno”: Female Figural Mirror Frames in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Italy

Amber Winick, Miami, FL
Zoo Nation: Budapest Zoo and the Lessons of National Romantic Style, 1908–1950

Meredyth Lynn Winter, Kansas City, MO
“Hand-craft” & Handicraft: Exploring the Material Culture of Late Antque Ẓafār


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