History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Cancelled: 2018 Peter H. Brieger Memorial Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2018 Peter H. Brieger Memorial Lecture Series has been cancelled. This includes:

  • Prof. Victor Stoichita’s public lecture, “The ‘Great Turk’. Gentile Bellini and Mehmet II”
    Thursday, November 29, 2018
    4:30 pm
    Emmanuel College Room 119, 75 Queen’s Park Cres.
  • Prof. Victor Stoichita’s Graduate Seminar, “The Other and the Self in Western Early Modern Art”
    Friday, November 30, 2018
    2:00 pm
    University College Room 161, 15 King’s College Circle

The Department of History of Art apologizes for any inconvenience as well as for the short notice. We hope for your understanding and we are looking to organize another lecture series sometime in the 2019 Winter term.

Thank you once again for your understanding.

Congratulations to our November 2018 Graduates

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

On November 6, 2018 and November 7, 2018, graduands in the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy programs participated in the University’s convocation ceremonies at Convocation Hall.

The Graduate Department of Art’s faculty and staff would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all graduates and wish them all the best in their future endeavours!

MA Graduates:

Justine McCloskey, Aleksandra Bursac, Leigh Coleman Furrh, Vittoria Lion, Keren Merion, Elisa Natarelli, Laura Thipphawong, Xiaomin (Summer) Wen

PhD Graduates:

Marie Lortie

Prof. Mark Cheetham recipient of 2019-20 JHI Faculty Research Fellowship

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Department of History of Art is pleased announce that Professor Mark Cheetham was selected for a 2019-2020 Faculty Research Fellowship at the Jackman Humanities Institute.

Research Fellows are central members of a Circle of Fellows at the JHI. They are University of Toronto tenured faculty members by the time of their fellowship, chosen for their distinction in achievements relative to their career stage, the excellence of their proposed project, and its relation to the annual theme for 2019-2020, Strange Weather.

Professor Cheetham’s project, Weather as Matter and Metaphor, will address the coeval familiarity and foreignness of the weather through two linked investigations in the visual arts: Weather Words, Weather Images will explore contemporary and historical visualizations of atmospheric phenomena. Arctic Anthropocene: Images about John Franklin will approach non-anthropocentric aspects of weather via a new reading of John Franklin’s ill-fated and enduringly controversial mid-19th century search for the Northwest Passage in what is now the Canadian Arctic.

More information on the JHI Faculty Research Fellowships and a list of this year’s recipients can be found at: https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/announce_JHIRF_19-20

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Cheetham on receiving this prestigious fellowship!


Meet and Greet for Prospective Graduate Students

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Prospective graduate students are invited to join us on Monday, December 10th from 2:30-5pm for an informal meet and greet with faculty and current students, followed by a tour of the University of Toronto Campus! Please RSVP your attendance to: graduate.arthistory@utoronoto.ca.

Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2098

Paula Gheorghiade joins the “Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond” Research Program

Monday, October 22, 2018

Paula Gheorghiade (MA 2011) was one of four PhD candidates from around the world to be accepted to the international research program, Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond, funded by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative. Paula’s project titled “Entangled Objects and Regional Interaction: A Network Approach to Mycenaeanization on Crete” expands on material covered in her PhD dissertation, to focus on local, socio-material entanglements within the larger process of Mycenaeanization during the Late Bronze Age.

The project is directed by Dr. Marian Feldman (Johns Hopkins University) and Dr. Antigoni Zournatzi (National Hellenic Research Foundation), and pivots around two, eight-day workshops, which include a series of presentations, round-table discussions and site visits. This year’s workshop took place at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, and was enriched by visits to National Archaeological Museum in Athens, as well as museum and site visits in Thessaloniki, Pella, Dion, and Veria.

More information on this project can be found here: https://materialentanglements.org/

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