History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Professor Kavaler recipient of Docteur honoris causa

Monday, March 12, 2018

Professor Ethan Matt Kavaler has been awarded a prestigious honorary doctorate by the University of Liège in Belgium.

The recognition cited Prof. Kavaler’s landmark work on Pierre Bruegel the Elder, his research and teachings at the juncture between the Middle Ages and the modern times, and his contributions to renewing the focus on famous artistic productions of European art of the sixteenth century. Prof. Kavaler was among eleven academics honoured for their achievements.

Founded in 1817 following a decree by Napoleon a decade earlier, the University of Liège is one of Belgium’s oldest and most respected institutions. Previous individuals awarded honorary degrees by the university include Nelson Mandela, Vaclav Havel and Salman Rushdie.

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

More information about the Prof. Kavaler’s Docteur honoris causa from ULiège can be found here: https://events.uliege.be/dhcdr/docteurs-honoris-causa-2018/matt-kavaler/

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