While a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Assistant Professor Megan O’Neil curated an exhibition called Forces of Nature: Ancient Maya Art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which then toured to three museums in China. It is now on display at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin–the university where O’Neil received her M.A. in art history–until January 7, 2024. See here for more information about the exhibition.
The Getty Research Institute has named Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi a Getty Scholar for the 2023-2024 academic year. She will be working on her collaborative, in-progress, born-digital multimodal publication project, Mapping Senufo: Art, Evidence, and the Production of Knowledge.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences elected Walter S. Melion into the class of 2023. AAAS is one of the oldest and most distinguished learned societies in the United States. It was founded in 1780 during the American Revolution by John Adams, John Hancock, James Bowdoin, Andrew Oliver, and others, and Benjamin Franklin was one of the first fellows.
Sarah McPhee has received a University Research Committee (URC) award for 2023-24 in support of her book The Eye of the Etcher and her digital humanities project Envisioning Baroque Rome.
Walter Melion has been named Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, DC for the academic year 2023-2024. He will spend the year finishing his book Praying through Prints: Technologies of Affective Piety and Image-Based Devotion in Dutch and Flemish Prayerbooks, 1480-1680.
Christina E. Crawford worked with her students, university colleagues and community partners to establish two Georgia Historical Society markers for the first federally funded public housing projects in the US: Techwood Homes and University Homes. Click here to read an article about this work in the Emory News Center.
On April 6th, Katherine Harrington, Visiting Assistant Professor, gave a lecture entitled “Spinning Tales: Images of Women, the Athenian Textile Industry, and the ‘Invisibility’ of Female Labor.”
Rune Nyord has been named a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study of in Visual Arts at the National Gallery in Washington DC for the academic year 2022-2023. He will spend the year working on his forthcoming book critiquing the history of interpretations of the ancient Egyptian afterlife.
Christina Crawford has been awarded the 2021 Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. The award is presented annually at Commencement in recognition of a record of excellent in undergraduate teaching.
Emory College of Arts and Sciences selects three award recipients, drawn from the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Each of the other undergraduate schools — Goizueta Business School, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Oxford College — selects one award recipient.
The remaining 2021 honorees include:
- Jessica M. Barber, senior lecturer in psychology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
- Rowena Elliott, associate clinical professor of nursing, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
- Allison Kays, assistant professor in the practice of accounting, Goizueta Business School
- Stacy Bell McQuaide, professor of pedagogy in English, Oxford College
- Tracy Yandle, associate professor of environmental sciences, Emory College of Arts and Sciences