Faculty News

Catherine Whalen, February 11-14, 2015
Catherine Whalen will be the Session Co-Chair along side Haneen Rabie for the session entitled, Guerilla Approaches to the Study of Decorative Art and Design: Art History and the ‘Material Turn’, at the College Art Association Annual Conference in New York, New York.

Aaron Glass, January 8-11, 2015
Aaron Glass joins the panel discussion, "Return to The Land of the Head Hunters: Silent Feature Film and the Negotiation of Memory in BC" alongside a screening of the restored Edward S. Curtis film In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914) at the Modern Language Association Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Catherine Whalen, January 2-5, 2014
Catherine Whalen will be giving a conference paper entitled, "Material Politics: World War I, a Silver Inkstand and Object-based U.S. Cultural Nationalism," for the American Historical Association Annual Meeting, History and the Other Disciplines. The conference is titled, War Material: Perspectives on the Study of the Material Culture of Conflict in the United States and Europe, and will be held in New York, New York.

Aaron Glass, December 3-7, 2014
Aaron Glass joins the panel discussion, "The Business of Showing: Kwakwaka’wakw, Edward Curtis, and the Making of Modern Cinema" alongside a screening of the restored Edward S. Curtis film In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914) at the American Anthropological Association Conference in Washington, DC.

Kimon Keramidas, November, 22, 2014
Kimon Keramidas will be participating in a panel titled "User Experience: Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Museum Content" at the annual meeting of the Museum Compter Network in Dallas, Texas. MORE »

Aaron Glass, November 19, 2014
Aaron Glass gives a lecture titled, "Cultural Salon: Pacific Northwest Past, Present, Future" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY.

Gabrielle Berlinger, November 11, 2014
Gabrielle Berlinger presents "Challenging Heritage at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum" at the Fifth China-US Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Bridging the Tangible and the Intangible in Ethnographic Museum and Heritage Sites in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Gabrielle Berlinger, November 8, 2014
Gabrielle Berlinger joins the panel discussion "At the Crossroads of Museums and Communities" at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Catherine Whalen, November 6-9, 2014
Catherine Whalen will be co-leading the panel discussion, "Twenty Years, Twenty Questions to Ask an Object: A Material Culture Caucus Workshop." at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting titled The Fun and the Fury: New Dialectics of Pleasure and Pain In the Post-American Century in Los Angeles, California.

Aaron Glass, November 5-8, 2014
Aaron Glass joins the panel discussion, "The Distributed Text: Uniting Museums, Archives, and Indigenous Knowledge around Franz Boas’s 1897 Monograph" alongside a screening of the restored Edward S. Curtis film In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914) at the American Folklore Society Conference in Santa Fe, NM.

Aaron Glass, October 2, 2014
Aaron Glass with be giving a lecture titled, “The Potlatch Ethic and the Spirit of Cannibalism: Ethnographic Mediation and the Making of a Northwest Coast Ritual Icon” at the Columbia University Seminar on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in New York.

Kimon Keramidas, October 1, 2014
Kimon Keramidas will be giving a lecture titled "Why the Digital Is/Isn't Important: A Measured Approach to Using New Media Remarkably" at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. MORE »

Deborah Krohn, September 19-20, 2014 
Deborah Krohn will be giving a paper entitled "Precision and Specificity as Clues to Readers of Culinary Recipes" at a symposium on Reading How-To:The Uses and Users of Artisanal Recipes at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin.

Paul Stirton, September 3, 2014
Paul Stirton will be leading a workshop for young scholars at the Design History Society's annual conference in Oxford, explaining the editorial policy and review processes for publishing new research in West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture.

Later in that week Paul will also be giving a paper at the conference on Hungarian design and the impact of the First World War.

David Jaffee, July 24, 2014
A National Endowment for the Humanities grant was awarded in support of a Summer Institute for College and University Teachers, led by David Jaffee, focusing on 19th-century artifactual materials with an emphasis on New York City as a national center for fashioning cultural commodities and promoting consumer tastes.  MORE »

Aaron Glass, July 24, 2014
A National Endowment for the Humanities grant was awarded in support of the project, directed by Aaron Glass, to prepare an annotated edition of The Social Organization and the Secret Societies of the Kwakiutl Indians (1897) by Franz Boas.  MORE »

Gabrielle Berlinger, July 23, 2014
Gabrielle Berlinger presents "The Politics of Preservation and Heritage Construction at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum" at the conference Heritage 2014: Heritage Preservation and Safeguarding in Guimarães, Portugal.

Gabrielle Berlinger, July 10, 2014
Gabrielle Berlinger presents "The Design of Jewish Ritual: Sukkot in South Tel Aviv" at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York, New York.

Kimon Keramidas, July 9, 2014
Kimon Keramidas leads a session on building digital collections at the Getty-funded Summer Institute Rebuilding the Portfolio: DH for Art Historians at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Kimon Keramidas, June 24, 2014
Kimon Keramidas presents at Columbia University's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning on using digital media and pedagogy.

Kimon Keramidas, June 19, 2014
Kimon Keramidas gives a workshop on Zotero to members of the staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Watson Library.

Kimon Keramidas, June 18, 2014
Kimon Keramidas convenes an all-day Omeka workshop at the BGC that includes presentations, workshops, and an open meeting of the New York City Digital Humanities Omeka Working Group.

Aaron Glass, May 29-31, 2014
Aaron Glass will be introducing and leading the discussion at the screening of In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914)  at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association in Austin, Texas.

 Hanna Hölling, May 24, 2014
Hanna Hölling presents "Made in Switzerland: Between Concept and Materialisation of Paik‘s Video installations in Basel and Zurich" at the conference organized by the Lausanne University in cooperation with University Neuchâtel and the Bern University.

 Ittai Weinryb, May 8-11, 2014
Ittai Weinryb presents "The Regensburg Astrolabe and the Formation of the Gazing Community" at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Ittai Weinryb, May 8-11, 2014
Ittai Weinryb presents "Astrology and its Objects in the Middle Ages" with Sarah Guérin, International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Kimon Keramidas, May 5, 2014
Kimon Keramidas co-convened a symposium entitled "Moving Images and the (Digital) Humanities: Toward Best Practices for Teaching and Learning with Video" at Columbia's Center for New Media Teaching & Learning (CCNMTL). At the symposium he presented on a panel entitled "Moving Images, Arguments, and Discourse."

Catherine Whalen, May 1-2, 2014
Catherine Whalen is participating in the Consortium for American Material Culture, convened by the University of Delaware at the Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware.

Pat Kirkham, April 24, 2014
Pat Kirkham will moderate a panel on the impact of design and music on popular material culture from the 1960s to the 1980s at the Harvard Club.

Nicola Sharratt, April 23–27, 2014
Nicola Sharratt presents "Personhood in death, Personhood in life? Tiwanaku infant burials in the Moquegua Valley, Peru" and organizes a session entitled "Integrating Recent Advances in Mortuary and Bio-archaeology of the Middle Horizon Period (AD. 500–1000) in the South Central Andes" at the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas

Ivan Gaskell, April 25, 2014
Ivan Gaskell is giving a lecture entitled "The Forbidden" as part of the Painting Contingencies lecture series at the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Catherine Whalen, April 12, 2014
Catherine Whalen is commenting on the panel "State Consumption" at Consuming Objects: Negotiating Relationships With the Material World, the 12th Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars, Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Winterthur, Delaware.

Aaron Glass, April 10-12, 2014
Aaron Glass will be introducing and leading discussion with Faye Ginsburg and Jolene Richard on the screening of In the Land of the Head Hunters the American Ethological Society and Society for Visual Anthropology, Boston, MA.

Paul Stirton, April 10-11, 2014
Paul Stirton gives a talk on "The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain" at the Centennial Decorative Arts Symposium of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

David Jaffee, April 5, 2014
David Jaffee will be at New York Public Library discussing his work at "Historians on the Job: NYC Historians discuss their work".

Kimon Keramidas, April 2–5, 2014
Kimon Keramidas contributed "Interactive Development as Pedagogical Process: Digital Media Design in the Classroom as a Method for Recontextualizing the Study of Material Culture" to Museums and the Web 2014: Selected Papers from an international conference. Kimon presented the same paper as part of the MWX: The New Interactives panel at Museum and the Web 2014.

Ivan Gaskell, April 2, 2014
Ivan Gaskell gives a keynote lecture entitled "Stewardship and the Life of Things" as part of the "Ethics, Museums, and Archaeology" Symposium at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Peter Miller, April 1, 2014
Peter N Miller is giving a talk on "Goitein as a Scholar of the Mediterranean" at a conference on "Goitein in Perspective" at Brandeis University.

Hanna Hölling, March 31, 2014
Hanna Hölling presents a keynote lecture entitled Beyond the Object Principle – Theoretical Reflections on the Aspects of Continuation and Conservation of Contemporary Art and Media at the Fundacion Coleccion Jumex and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City

Ittai Weinryb, March 28-29, 2014
Ittai Weinryb participates on the panel of "Periodization Past and Present" at the Medieval Art History after the Interdisciplinary Turn Conference at the University of Notre Dame.

Deborah Krohn, March 28, 2014
Deborah Krohn organizes and chairs a double session at the Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in New York: At Your Service: Servants and Serving at Table in Early Modern Europe I and II.

Peter Miller, March 27, 2014
Peter N Miller is speaking at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. His topic is "Peiresc in the Parisian 'Jewel House.'"

Ivan Gaskell, March 27, 2014
Ivan Gaskell is giving a lecture entitled "The Artist's Mark" as part of the Painting Contingencies lecture series at the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Susan Weber, March 25, 2014
Susan Weber is giving a talk entitled "The Well of Inspiration: Sources for William Kent’s Furniture Designs" at Sir John Soane's Museum, London.

Peter Miller, March 6, 2014
Peter Miller will be giving a talk entitled "Peiresc and Marseille: A 'Knowledge Community' in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean" at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art in Paris, France.

Aaron Glass, March 1, 2014
Aaron Glass will be introducing the screening of In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914) with Brad Evans at the New Jersey Film Festival, New Brunswick, NJ.

Ivan Gaskell, February 28, 2014
Ivan Gaskell is participating in the Painting Contingencies lecture series and criticism sessions and is giving a lecture entitled "Material Realities" at the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

Ivan Gaskell, February 21, 2014
Ivan Gaskell gives a lecture entitled, "Displaying the Sacred" at Hamilton College.

Pat Kirkham, February 15, 2014
Pat Kirkham gives a lecture entitled "Design Lives: Charles and Ray Eames" at the National Building Museum, Washington DC.

Amy F. Ogata, February 12, 2014
Amy F. Ogata speaks at the College Art Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Money and the Metallic in Second Empire France

Ivan Gaskell, February 12, 2014
Ivan Gaskell is a panel participant of "From Academe to Museum: The Academic as Independent Curator" at the College Art Association Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Nicola Sharratt, February 9, 2014
Nicola Sharratt presents "Living and Dying through Political Turmoil: excavations in a Terminal Tiwanaku (AD 950-1150) village in the Moquegua Valley, Peru" at the Archaeological Institute of America, Staten Island Chapter, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York

Pat Kirkham, February 3, 2014
Pat Kirkham gives a keynote address on Design and Collaboration at a seminar in Stockholm Museum of Architecture and Design to mark the opening of Lina bo Bardi's exhibition.

Kimon Keramidas, February 2014
Kimon Keramidas's co-authored paper "Digital Literary Pedagogy: An Experiment in Process-Oriented Pedagogy" was first runner-up in the Best DH blog post, article, or short publication category of the 2013 DH Awards.

Peter N. Miller, January 10, 2014
Peter N. Miller is giving a lecture entitled 'Trevor-Roper and the Erasmian Tradition' as part of a conference honoring the centenary of Hugh Trevor-Roper at Oxford  MORE »

Nicola Sharratt, January 9–10, 2014
Nicola Sharratt presents "Pottery Production and Ceramic Circulation during the Middle Horizon: LA-ICP-MS analyses of Tiwanaku pottery from the Moquegua Valley, Peru" at the Institute for Andean Studies, Berkeley, California

Peter N. Miller, January 2, 2014
Peter N. Miller is giving a talk on Peiresc and the Merchants of Marseille: A Well-Documented Example of Scholarly Collaboration at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington DC  MORE »

Catherine Whalen, December 11, 2013
Catherine Whalen launches the online archive for the BGC Craft, Art, and Design Oral History Project featuring interviews with contemporary craftspeople, arts, and designers.  PRESS RELEASE »

Amy F. Ogata, December 10, 2013
Amy F. Ogata speaks at the School of the Visual Arts in NYC about Design, Creativity, and Postwar American Childhood  MORE »

Amy F. Ogata, December 5, 2013
Amy F. Ogata gives her talk, Playing with Design: Cultivating Childhood Creativity in Postwar America at Harvard University

Kimon Keramidas, December 2, 2013
Kimon Keramidas co-authored and published "Digital Literary Pedagogy: An Experiment in Process-oriented Publication" in The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy  MORE »

Nicola Sharratt, November 20–24, 2013
Nicola Sharratt presented "Community Structure and Political Collapse: Household Difference in the Wake of Tiwanaku State Breakdown" at the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois

Hanna Hölling, November 14, 2013
Hanna Hölling speaks at the Department of the Arts at the Rensselaer Institute in Troy, NY, "Object - Performance - Process: Aspects of the Presentation and Continuation of Multimedia Installations"  MORE »

Kimon Keramidas, November 13, 2013
Kimon Keramidas lead the workshop "Using Prezi for Visual Composition and Dynamic Electronic Posters" at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University, Bronx, New York

Pat Kirkham, November 12, 2013
Pat Kirkham introduces the film, "Eames: The Architect and The Painter" (2011) at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London  MORE »

Kimon Keramidas, November 2013
Kimon Keramidas presented "Mapping the Mouse: Intellectual Property as a Tool for Marking Physical Space and Performing Corporate Identity" and "Analog Continuity, Digital Granularization and the Challenge of Using the Digital Medium to Study the Historical Record of Performance" at the American Society of Theatre Research-Theatre Library Association's 2013 Conference You Are Here: The Post-Thematic Conference in Dallas, Texas

Peter N. Miller, October 24, 2013
Dean Peter N. Miller leads the workshop, "An Intellectual History of Material Culture 1600–1900," at the Universität Ertfurt  MORE »

Peter N. Miller, October 23, 2013
Dean Peter N. Miller presents Antiquitates - Historische - Hilfswissenschaften - Culturgeschichte - Material Culture. A Genealogy, at the Universität Ertfurt  MORE »

Ittai Weinryb, October 21, 2013
Ittai Weinryb presents Hildesheim as Medieval Avant-garde: the Example of Bronze at Columbia University, NYC

Michele Majer, October 19, 2013
Michele Majer speaks at The Corning Museum of Glass, NY: Bedazzled: Bead Embroidery in 20th-Century French Haute Couture  MORE »

Gabrielle Berlinger, October 18, 2013
Gabrielle Berlinger joins a panel to discuss Ritual Home-making and the Seach for Belonging: Sukkot in South Tel Aviv at the American Folklore Society, Providence, RI

Hanna Hölling, October 10, 2013
Hanna Hölling presents "Archiving" Participants at RENEW 2013 The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science, and Technology at the Stockholm School of Economics  MORE »

Peter N. Miller, October 9, 2013
Dean Peter N. Miller presents Peiresc and the Merchants of Marseille: The Two Cultures in Action at Indiana University, Bloomington  MORE »

Catherine Whalen, October 5, 2013
Catherine Whalen presented "Passion or Pathology? Cultural Narratives of Collecting," at Collecting with a Vision: Shelburne Museum and the Emergence of the Americana Movement at the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont  MORE »

Deborah L. Krohn, October 2, 2013
Deborah L. Krohn speaks at the University of Delaware: Pots and Pans in Renaissance Rome

Michele Majer, September 17, 2013
Michele Majer presents "Plus Que Reine:" Napolenic Dress at the Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin at the 4th Global Conference Performance: Visual Aspects of Performance Practice at Mansfield College, Oxford, UK

Paul Stirton, August 2013
Paul Stirton contributes, "Double Emigres: Frederick Antal and László Péri" in "Transfer - Interdisziplinär!": Aketure, Topographien und Praxen des Wissenstransfers

Ivan Gaskell, July 24, 2013
Ivan Gaskell presents The Museum of Big Ideas at the Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Conference 2013 Philosophy and Museums: Ethics, Aesthetics and Ontology at the University of Glasglow  MORE »

Peter N. Miller, July 2, 2013
Dean Peter N. Miller leads the workshop and evening lecture The Mediterranean from Marseille: Peiresc's Mediterranean Network at the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence  MORE »

Ittai Weinryb, June 6, 2013
Ittai Weinryb speaks at Amorphous Material: The Scope and Challenges of Bronze at Technische Universitat, Berlin, Germany: Bronzescapes: Animation and the Sculpture in the Making of the Medieval Public Sphere  MORE »

Amy F. Ogata, June 5, 2013
Amy F. Ogata presents Educational Facilities Laboratories: Debating and Designing the Postwar American Schoolhouse at School is Another Place: The Making and Meaning of the School Environment in the Twentieth Centure Symposium, Kings College  MORE »

Paul Stirton, June 2013
Paul Stirton publishes an article entitled, 'The Vienna School in Hungary: Antal, Wild, and Fülep in Vol. 8 of The Journal of Art Historiography

Paul Stirton, December 2013
Paul Stirton contributes to Vol. 21 of Austrian Studies with an article, "Hungarian Visual Culture in the First World War".

David Jaffee, Winter 2012
Paul E. Johnson says of David Jaffee's publication A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America, "There is no better social, economic, and cultural history of early American material culture." Winterthur, Winter 2012.  MORE »

Pat Kirkham
Pat Kirkham's book, Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design, won not only the prize for the best book on design but also the Prix D' Argent at FILAF (Festival International Du Livre D’Art & Du Film), the international festival of art books and films held June 27 – July 1, 2012 at Perpignan, France.


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