In November, Ivan Gaskell published “Portraiture Portrayed,” in Portraits and Philosophy, ed. Hans Maes (London and New York: Routledge). He participated in the workshop, The Politics of Collecting and Knowledge Production at the University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, presenting the introductory address, “Fear and Loathing in Museums and Indigenous Communities: Unlikely Lessons from Roger Fry.” In December, he co-chaired the workshop he organized with Martin van Gelderen on the etchings of Rembrandt van Rijn, Rembrandt: Lasting Impressions, at the Advanced Study Institute of the Georg-August University, Göttingen. He gave the paper, “Face to Face with Rembrandt.”

Catherine Whalen and BGC PhD candidate Anne Hilker co-chaired the session “Between Making and Knowing: Kits in the Learning of Craft and Art” at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago. Speakers included: Jennifer Way (University of North Texas), Shirley Wajda (Enfield Shaker Village), and Emily Schlemowitz (Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts). Catherine Whalen also was a panelist at the “Designing the Design History Curriculum” idea exchange roundtable.

Ittai Weinryb organized a session at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Chicago. The session, titled “Art and Frontier” centered on art and material culture in frontier societies. Speakers included: Aaron Hyman (Johns Hopkins University, Nany Um (SUNY Binghamton), Jennifer Raab (Yale University) and Richard Teverson (Fordham University)

Deborah Krohn gave a talk at The Fitzwilliam Museum, at the University of Cambridge titled “Food Service by the Book in Early Modern Europe”, which explored several cookbooks, many of them illustrated, published in several European languages between 1550 and 1800. She also attended the Centre for Visual Culture Inaugural conference in Cambridge, where she gave a talk titled “Practicing what we Teach”.

Jennifer Mass was featured in The New York Times, for her research on Edvard Munch’s 1920 version of “The Scream”.

Aaron Glass’s exhibition The Story Box: Franz Boas, George Hunt and the Making of Anthropology, received a featured review in the special issue of Museum Worlds.