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Elizabeth Rodini's article "The Politics of Marriage in Carpaccio's St. Ursula Cycle" has been awarded the Best Article Prize for 2013 by Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
In announcing the prize, the award's committee called the article "an excellent example of the possibilities of interdisciplinary scholarship. [Rodini's analysis] employs deep research into iconography, hagiography, general Venetian history, and Venetian marriage traditions, [exploring...] both the broader social meaning of the painting and its particular resonances in the histories of such families as the Loredan and Barbaro. Her multiple critical frameworks reveal the power and complications of marriage in Venetian society."
Congratulations to Rachel LaBozetta, Academic Services Assistant for History, Administrator for Museums & Society and baker extraordinaire on winning best dessert that could be mistaken for a book at JHU's first ever Edible Books Festival!
We are pleased to announce a public lecture by Steven Lubar, from Brown University, on Monday, March 24th, 6pm in the Mason Hall Auditorium. Reception to follow.
"A New Humanities: Public, Open, and Engaged"
What would humanities scholarship look like if it were part of a conversation with communities beyond the academy? How might the humanities engage with a larger public and be more useful to that public? And how might all this change the work humanists do?
Steven Lubar, Ph.D
Professor, Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture and Director, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University
Dr. Kingsley's book The Bernward Gospels: Art, Memory, and the Episcopate in Medieval Germany has been published by the Penn State University Press.
Her study considers one of the most significant examples of the eleventh-century book arts, the gospel book that served as a founding gift from Bishop Bernward to the Abbey of St. Michael’s in Hildesheim. Its publication is supported by competitive awards from the Medieval Academy of America and the International Center for Medieval Art in partnership with the Kress Foundation.
On Jan. 1, 2014, Jennifer Kingsley was appointed our new Assistant Director, a position that will allow her to build on the excellent work she has done for the Program since arriving back at Hopkins in the summer of 2011. As Assistant Director, she takes on a faculty position that includes increased teaching responsibilities and additional leadership roles in areas of program growth, partnering, and planning.
Dr. Kingsley is focusing her energies in several exciting areas, including the intersections of museums and technology, with innovative courses and projects underway in the digital humanities; the study of living collections, including emerging partnerships with the Maryland Zoo, the Rawlings-Blake Conservatory, and the Department of Biology; and a continued exploration of how her academic specialty--medieval art--intersects with and takes on new dimensions through museological and historiographic study.
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