Ivan Gaskell returned to Göttingen in late May for his annual two-month residency as permanent senior fellow of the Advanced Study Institute of the Georg-August University. In June, he gave the keynote address at the symposium “The Stuff of Research” at the University of Glasgow, and a public lecture at Kelvin Hall, University of Glasgow. He also gave a lecture in the colloquium series of the Art History Institute of the Georg-August University, Göttingen.

Urmila Mohan’s article, “Looms Are Good To Think With!”, was published on the BGC Research Forum in early June. It highlights what she has been working on with her students and how her research intersects with her teaching.

Paul Stirton has been appointed an advisor to the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the advisory body to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention regarding cultural and mixed cultural/natural heritage. His area of responsibility for assessment of monuments will be Central/Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Ittai Weinryb has been appointed to the editorial board of the Art Bulletin for a term of four years. Published since 1913 by the College Art Association, it is one of the foremost journals in English for art historians.

Catherine Whalen moderated the session “Historic Fictions: Empathy, Engagement and Feminist Perspectives in the 21st-Century Museum” at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Held June 1–4 at Hofstra University, the conference’s theme was “Difficult Conversations: Thinking and Talking About Women, Genders, and Sexualities Inside and Outside the Academy.”