History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Michaela Rife awarded 2018 Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize

Friday, October 19, 2018

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art announced that Michaela Rife (BA 2010, MA 2011, 2014) was awarded its 2018 Graduate Research Essay Prize.

The Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize recognizes emerging scholars who advance the understanding of American art history through the innovative use of primary sources at the Archives of American Art. Michaela’s winning essay probes the Archives’ Alexandre Hogue Papers and environmental histories of oil to explore the artist’s understanding of the oil industry’s place in his local Texas landscape, a discussion that opens onto larger questions concerning the role of art in promoting and naturalizing resource extraction.

More information on the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and the official award announcement can be found here: https://www.aaa.si.edu/news/smithsonians-archives-of-american-art-announces-winner-of-2018-graduate-research-essay-prize

Please join us in congratulating Michaela on receiving this prestigious award!

Prof. Evonne Levy, Winner of Desmond Morton Research Excellence Award

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Ulli Krull, Vice-President, University of Toronto & Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, announced that Professor Evonne Levy won the Desmond Morton Research Excellence Award. Prof. Levy was selected as the recipient of the award in recognition of the breadth, impact, and excellence of her research.

As this year’s winner, Prof. Levy will give her talk at the Annual Research Excellence lecture on January 30, 2019, 3-5 pm, at the Faculty Club at UTM.

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Levy on receiving this prestigious award!

Ariella Minden receives Max-Planck Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck Institut

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck Institut has awarded Ariella Minden (BA, 2015; MA, 2016) a pre-doctoral fellowship as a member of the Department of Prof. Alessandro Nova. While taking part in the academic activities of the Department Nova, Ariella will be conducting research for her doctoral dissertation being written under the supervision of Prof. Giancarla Periti. Ariella’s project entitled “Artistic Production, Material Culture, and the University in Renaissance Bologna,” examines the rich visual culture of early-sixteenth-century Bologna and the city’s role as a dynamic site of intellectual and artistic exchange as facilitated by the international status of the University.

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Joseph Goren featured in UofT News

Monday, July 16, 2018

Photo by Lisa Lightbourn

Joseph (Joe) Goren (Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary), who will begin his MA in Art History at the University of Toronto in September 2018, was recently featured in UofT News alongside another recent UofT graduate, Sakina Rizvi.

Joe and Sakina are believed to be the University’s oldest and youngest graduates and discussed their university experiences and the most important lessons they learned while here.

You can see the full discussion between the two graduates on the UofT News site: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/age-number-u-t-s-oldest-and-youngest-graduates

Welcome to New Affiliate Faculty

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Department of History of Art is pleased to announce the following Adjunct and Status-Only appointments to the Department effective July 1, 2018:

Adjunct Appointments:

Status Only Appointments:

Status-Only or Adjunct appointments are held by individuals employed outside of the University of Toronto but whose skills and expertise advance the academic mission of the University. Please join us in welcoming these colleagues to our department and we look forward to working with them in the years ahead.

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