The Department of the History of Art is thrilled to announce the below achievements from February 2021 and extends congratulations to all:
- Doctoral student Bianca Hand has been selected as a 2021 inductee to the Johns Hopkins University 2021 class of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Named for the first African American in the United States to receive a PhD, the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society seeks to develop a network of pre-eminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education.
- Professor Aaron Hyman’s book, Rubens in Repeat: The Logic of the Copy in Colonial Latin America (forthcoming in August, Getty Research Institute), has been awarded two grants to support publication. It received both the Historians of Netherlandish Art fellowship and a Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication grant.
- The Johns Hopkins News-Letter published an article highlighting the History of Art and East Asian Studies sponsored event titled “Documenting Industry: Photography, Modernity and the Nation in India and China” that was held on February 19, 2021. Organized by Professor Rebecca Brown, the workshop presented original research on ways in which documentary photographers have explored the lives of industrial laborers in India and China.
- Congratulations to Professor Jennifer Stager, doctoral student Ella Gonzalez, graduate student Maya Kahane (BA/MA 2020), and all the students in Professor Stager’s seminar for the recognition of their work on the Antioch Recovery Project in the HUB.
- Professor Franco Rossi is delighted to share the completion of the San Bartolo-Xultun Regional Archaeological Project (PRASBX) official website (Spanish version coming soon). PRASBX is a multi-institutional collaboration engaged in archaeology, art conservation, and environmental science initiatives in Guatemala.
- Doctoral student Kimia Maleki has co-authored an article titled “The Emamzadeh Yahya at Varamin: A Present History of a Living Shrine, 2018–20” published in the Journal of Material Cultures in the Muslim World.