Professor Jeffrey Collins contributed to the volume Winckelmann et l’oeuvre d’art. Matériaux et types (Winckelmann and the Work of Art: Materials and Genres), edited by Cécile Colonna and Daniela Gallo and published by the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris. His chapter, “Winckelmann et la peinture: construire le sens d’un art disparu” (Winckelmann and Painting: Making Sense of a Lost Art), traced the eighteenth-century Prussian scholar’s changing approach to understanding and evaluating ancient painting in the face of slender survival, uncertain dating, and a potential disjuncture between his growing taste for Roman-era decorative frescoes and the dictates of an aesthetic theory predicated on white marble sculpture then understood to be Greek.

On October 22, the International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture awarded professor Ivan Gaskell and Dr. Sarah Anne Carter (University of Wisconsin-Madison) the Allen G. Noble Award for best edited publication for the Oxford Handbook of History and Material Culture (Oxford University Press 2020).

On October 14, Gaskell gave a paper, “A Rembrandt Puzzle and the Limits of Connoisseurship” at the symposium entitled “Hans Heinrich Thyssen as an Art Collector” at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.

Associate professor Aaron Glass spoke at “Putting Theory and Things Together: Conversations about Anthropology and Museums,” a seminar presented by the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology, offered by the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

On November 5, associate professor Deborah Krohn will speak at UCLA’s art history graduate symposium entitled “Edible Undercurrents: Food in Art History.”

Assistant professor Michele Majer contributed to the Cora Ginsburg summer 2021 catalog along with William DeGregorio (PhD ‘21) and Martina D’Amato (current PhD candidate). She also completed fashion history overviews for several decades of the eighteenth century for the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Fashion History Timeline.

As part of the fall series at Silsila: Center for Material Histories at NYU, associate professor Ittai Weinryb spoke about “The Body of the Merchant—Art and Experience in the Commercial Revolution.”