Department of Art and Art History Calendar

2017 Eleanor Greenhill Symposium 

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The Eleanor Greenhill Symposium is an annual event that provides an opportunity for Art History graduate students to present their research to the larger departmental and campus community. The symposium is designed both to encourage the sharing of ideas and to showcase the work of our graduate students. In addition to providing a space for students to share their scholarship, the symposium also provides an opportunity to mingle with other students and faculty.



8:30 – 9:15 am
Welcome Breakfast

9:15 – 9:25 am
Opening Remarks

9:25 – 10:50 am
Yohanna Tesfai: The Wrong Historical Correction

Tuğrul Acar: Architectural Exchanges in Medieval Eastern Mediterranean Between Bilad al-Rum and Bilad al-Sham

Phillip Townsend: Free to be: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons’ Birth Certificate

10:50 – 11:00 am
Short Break

11:00 – 11:55 am
Madeline Joiner: The Piety and Polemics of Identity: Painted Prayers and Painted Polemic in Medieval Oxford

Jessi DiTillio: “Brilliant against the Starlit Darkness”: Tropes of New Negro Womanhood in the Work of James Van Der Zee, Elise Johnson McDougald, and Nella Larsen”

12:00 – 12:45 pm 
Light Lunch in ART building foyer, buffet-style to allow attendees to join Museum Studies Symposium for a tour of the Blanton at 1 p.m.