Ivan Gaskell’s latest book, Paintings and the Past: Philosophy, History, Art (Routledge), was published in June. During the two-month period of his annual residency as Permanent Fellow of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Advanced Study Institute) of the Georg-August University, Göttingen, he delivered lectures at the University of Tallinn and the Estonian Academy of Arts in June. He gave a paper, “The Artist’s Mark,” at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg Fellows’ Colloquium. On his return to New York, he participated with the Dean and other faculty colleagues, teaching in the BCG summer school, “Conservation as a Human Science.”


Deborah Krohn participated in “Eat, Talk, Walk: Eating Around London,” a mobile seminar in early July. A group of food historians met at the old Spitalfields Market and spent several hours meandering through the City of London, its oldest area, pausing at various spots to learn about foods, and sometimes taste concoctions made from period recipes associated with specific locations, from the middle ages through the eighteenth century. The day ended at The George Inn, London’s oldest pub, in Southwark. She also gave a paper at the Leeds International Medieval Congress before flying to Vienna, where she met with the director of the Kunstkammner and Schatzkammer to consult on a major planned renovation of the Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury. Back at BGC, Deborah has taken over the position of Chair of Academic Programs from Andrew Morrall.

In September, Paul Stirton gave a special talk and tour of Designing Through the Wall: Cyan in the 1990s, at Poster House. He shared his immense knowledge of the history of German print and poster making from the Bauhaus through the 90s, as well as signed copies of his book “Jan Tschichold and the New Typography: Graphic Design Between the World Wars”.