Art History Department

Welcome to New Affiliate Faculty

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Department of Art History is pleased to announce the following faculty appointments to the Department:

Status Only Appointments:

Status-Only appointments are held by individuals employed outside of the University of Toronto but whose skills and expertise advance the academic mission of the University.

Non-Budgetary Cross-Appointment:

Non-Budgetary Cross-Appointments are held by members from another unit at the University of Toronto who are deemed qualified to make a significant contribution to the educational and research activities of the Department of Art History.

CLTA:

Please join us in welcoming these colleagues to our department and we look forward to working with them in the years ahead.

SGS Web Chats for Newly Accepted Students

Thursday, June 20, 2019

To assist graduate students who have already been accepted to the University of Toronto with their transition to graduate school, the School of Graduate Studies will be hosting its annual series of web chat sessions from June through July.

The aim of the chats is to have on-line discussions with graduate students who have already been accepted but may have questions and concerns prior to their arrival on campus. The web chat sessions are administered by SGS Student Academic Services; in addition to enrolment, registration and graduate awards information, graduate students will get answers to their questions about housing, family care, and other graduate-focused programs and services from representatives of different offices across U of T.

SGS will email the list of chats with detailed instructions to the newly accepted students. The sessions will be conducted on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST) – Participating offices include: Student Academic Services, Graduate Awards/Financial Aid, Centre for International Experience (international transition), Housing, Family Care.
  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST) – Participating offices include: Student Academic Services, Graduate Awards/Financial Aid, Centre for International Experience (Immigration), Housing, Family Care.
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019 (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST) – Participating offices include: Student Academic Services, Graduate Awards/Financial Aid, Centre for International Experience (Immigration), Centre for International Experience (international transition), Housing, Family Care, Student Life.
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019 (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST) – Participating offices include: Student Academic Services, Graduate Awards/Financial Aid, Centre for International Experience (international transition), Housing, Family Care, Student Life.
  • Friday, July 19, 2019 (11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST) – Participating offices include: Student Academic Services, Graduate Awards/Financial Aid, Housing, Family Care, Student Life.

You can join the online chat sessions at www.uoft.me/gradrecruitment.

 

 

We The North

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Department of Art History congratulates the Toronto Raptors on their historic NBA Championship win and is ready to celebrate with the City of Toronto at today’s parade and rally!

A reminder that while the University is offering flexibility for faculty and staff who wish to attend the Raptors’ victory rally at Nathan Phillips Square, students should assume classes, assignments and exams are continuing unless notified otherwise.

For those heading to St. George campus today, please take note of the following road closures to accommodate the parade and rally:

  • Bay Street closed between Dundas and Richmond
  • Queen Street West closed between Yonge and University
  • Chestnut and Elizabeth closed
  • Armoury Street – restricted access

#WeTheNorthDay #RaptorsParade #WeTheNorth #WeTheChampions

Congratulations to our June 2019 Graduates

Thursday, June 13, 2019

On June 13, 2019 , 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 History’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:

Karl-Magnus Gustav Brose, Jon-Paul Della Pia, Jessica Drymer, Gabrielle Janine Gervais, Ramana Konantz, Maria Mendoza Camba, Janet Elizabeth Panabaker, Erin Riddiford, Elizabeth Rose, Tatiana Thoennes, Laura Tibi, Julia Anne Trojanowski, Leslie Ann Wake

PhD Graduates:

Sasha Gorjeltchan, Chaya Litvick, Susan Slattery, Adam Douglas Swinton Welch

Art History Matters

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

On Friday, May 31st, the Department of Art History held an event during the University of Toronto’s 2019 Alumni Reunion Week. The event, “Art History: Why Does It Matter?” drew together nine faculty members as well as twenty art professionals from across six sectors for a day of discussion and deliberation.

The six sectors represented included:

  1. Research and Educational Institutions
  2. Private and Corporate Collecting
  3. Information, Engagement, and Outreach
  4. Art Publication and Media
  5. Public and Museum Curating and Management
  6. Art Historians as Practicing Artists

Over one-hundred-and-fifty participants signed up for the event and had the option to learn about two of the six sectors during the breakout sessions. The lunch roundtable was an engaging and thoughtful discussion focused on answering two key questions: 1. Why does art history matter? 2. What is the future of art history?

As one of our participants noted, “In the meany years that I have been at the University of Toronto, I have never witnessed such a generous mingling and mixing of UofT Art History faculty–from across all three campuses at that. It was the first time that I’ve had the opportunity to hear [faculty members and colleagues] speak about what mattered to them, about Art History. It was a wonderful occasion.”

The event was accompanied by a virtual exhibition featuring eight artists, highlighting the relationship between image culture and art history. Artworks from the exhibition were digitally displayed throughout the day and an exhibition catalogue was created to commemorate the event.

The Department of Art History would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in “Art History: Why Does It Matter?” and hope to see you all at future Art History events. We were pleased to create an inviting atmosphere for the exchange of information, ideas, and opinions. The Department would also like to extend its utmost appreciation to our graduate students and members of GUStA, in particular Samantha Chang and Brittany Myburgh, for organizing a wonderful and successful event.

#ArtHistoryMatters

 

 

 

 

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