Aaron Glass (associate professor) gave a lecture entitled “Reassembling ‘The Social Organization’: Franz Boas, Indigenous Ontologies, and the Anthropology of Art” for Harvard University’s Native American Program in March.

On Friday, April 23, Freyja Hartzell (assistant professor) will deliver a paper entitled “Holz: Wood and the Werkbund in 1933” at Art and Environment in the Third Reich, a conference hosted by Yale University’s Department of Art History that brings together art and architectural historians working in medieval and modern fields to investigate the relationships between artistic practice, environmental science, and eugenic politics under Nazism. The event will focus in particular on the role played by the aestheticization of race and landscape in the visual arts.

Jennifer Mass (Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Cultural Heritage Science) wrote a chapter on the role of science in provenance research for the recently released book, Provenance Research Today, edited by Arthur Tompkins and available via its publisher, Lund Humphries. The volume had its US launch at an event sponsored by International Foundation for Art Research on Tuesday, April 20, at which Dr. Mass gave a talk that explored scientific means of verifying provenance entitled, “The Physical Evidence of Provenance: From Faux Dead Sea Scrolls to a Proto-Fascist Painting Attack.”

In March, Caspar Meyer (professor) presented a lecture at the University of Oslo Classics Seminar on the topic of “Making and Meaning: Early Attic Stelai as Lithic Technology.”

Paul Stirton (professor emeritus) wrote an article, “Faces of Modernism after Trianon: Karoly Kos, Lajos Kozma and Neo-Baroque Design in Interwar Hungary,” that will be the first item launching the new journal, Art East Central. On Thursday, April 29, he will give an online lecture on “Jan Tschichold and the New Typography” for the St. Bride Library in London, the pre-eminent center for the study of printing in the UK.

On April 20, Ittai Weinryb (associate professor) joined Neil MacGregor, founding director of the Humboldt Forum and former director of the British Museum and National Gallery, and Jennifer Sliwka, deputy director of Visual Commentary on Scripture and lecturer in Christianity and the Arts at King’s College, London, for an online discussion convened by Art and Christianity (A+C) entitled “Exhibiting Faith in the Museum and Beyond” to explore the question of how to encourage a largely secular audience to step inside a work of art, in such a way that its religious meaning is felt and understood, and the artistic experience can become immersive. The catalogue that accompanied his 2018 BGC exhibition, Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place was awarded the 2019 A+C Book Prize.