Jeffrey Collins was invited to serve as respondent in the two-day interdisciplinary conference “Valuing Forgery: Ancient Rome between Authenticity and Fraud,” held at Rice University in Houston on February 21-22. Convened as a capstone to the 2017-18 Rice Seminar on “Forgery and the Ancient: Art, Agency, Authorship,” directed by John Hopkins and Scott McGill, the colloquium’s fifteen papers explored the shifting boundaries between forgery and creativity in works of art, historical documents, and literary texts from antiquity to the present.

Aaron Glass participated in the Met Roundtable—Boundaries in Native America on February 1, presented in conjunction with the Met’s exhibition, Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection.

Michele Majer
contributed an article, “Art, Fashion, and Commerce: Les Modes and l’Hôtel des Modes,” to the catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition, Boldini and Fashion, which opened at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, Italy, on February 16.

Peter N. Miller’s review of Nature’s Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present by Philipp Blom has been published online by the New York Times and will appear in the Sunday Book Review on March 10.

Ittai Weinryb
recently visited the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas and Bard College in Annandale, New York, where he spoke about the fall 2018 BGC Gallery exhibition, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place.