UD Friends of Art History

The Friends of Art History is a volunteer-driven association of UD Art History alumni, and anyone interested in the arts more generally, as a way to stay in touch, exchange ideas and, importantly, to help support the Department. To learn more about this group, visit the UD Friends of Art History webpage.


Upcoming Friends of Art History events:

ART & SCIENCE: CONNECTIONS AND INTERSECTIONS

The Interpretation of Images, Objects, and Data

April 25, 2014, ISE Lab, University of Delaware
Program:  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Reception: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ticket price: $50; students $25

The relationships among arts, science, and technology will be the focus of a symposium on Friday, April 25, 2014 organized by the Department of Art History and the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Lab.

Presentations will circulate around the theme of the interpretation of images, objects, and data and will address the exchanges that occur in interdisciplinary research; the intersections of sciences and culture in historical contexts; and potential areas of collaboration and conversion between scholars working inside the academy and professionals operating outside, in arts, business, and technology environments.

Presentations will circulate around this year’s theme of the Interpretation of Images, Objects, and Data and will address the exchanges that occur in interdisciplinary research; the intersections of sciences and culture in historical contexts; and potential areas of collaboration and conversion between scholars working inside the academy and professionals operating outside, in arts, business, and technology environments.

The roster of speakers includes Maura Flannery, Professor of Biology, St. John’s University; Dabney Hailey, Hailey Consulting Group; Charles Little, Senior Curator, Department of Medieval Art, Metropolitan Museum; Abigail Quandt, Chief of Manuscripts Conservations, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; and Barbara Stafford, independent scholar and curator, Professor Emerita, University of Chicago, as well as two student speakers, Kristin de Ghetaldi, a Ph.D. candidate in Art Conservation, and Liz Diker, an undergraduate dual major in Art History and Art Conservation, who will report on the interdisciplinary research they have conducted at UD.

This symposium will engage an audience that includes academics, the arts and business communities, and alumni and friends of the University. The purpose of the program is to raise the profile of the interdisciplinary research in the humanities and sciences that is conducted at UD; to serve as a “think-tank” to promote additional, innovative interdisciplinary activities; and to discover links and collaborative opportunities between the University and outside communities.

The program is a collaboration among the Department of Art History, the ISE Lab, and the Friends of Art History. This is a pilot program for what is envisioned to be an annual, signature event examining topics that bind arts and sciences research and that are of interest to individuals, institutions, and businesses throughout the region.

Dabney Hailey, Hailey Consulting Group, Boston, will open the program with a participatory workshop using the pedagogical techniques of Visual Thinking Strategies and speaking about the cognitive and behavioral psychology research that supports it.

Featured scholars include: Maura Flannery, Professor of Biology, St. John’s University, who will discuss herbaria and their contributions to cutting-edge technology; Charles Little, Senior Curator, Department of Medieval Art, Metropolitan Museum, and co-director of the Limestone Research Provenance Project, who will explain how the analysis of isotope decay is used to determine the provenance of Medieval sculpture; Abigail Quandt, Chief of Manuscripts Conservations, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, who will shed light on the Archimedes Palimpsest Project’s efforts to recover ancient texts; and two student speakers, Kristin de Ghetaldi, a Ph.D. candidate in Art Conservation, and Elizabeth S. Diker, an undergraduate dual major in Art History and Art Conservation, who will report on the interdisciplinary research they have conducted at UD.

Ending the program, Keynote Speaker Barbara Maria Stafford, William B. Ogden, Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, University of Chicago and Distinguished Visiting University Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, will illuminate her work to create a new meta-field that bridges the humanities-neuroscience divide.

This symposium is a collaboration among the Department of Art History, the ISE Lab, and the Friends of Art History with additional funding from the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts & Sciences, Carol A. Nigro and Charles Isaacs, the UD Alumni Association, and the Department of Art Conservation.

 


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Tickets are $50 per person; $20 for UD students.

Capacity is limited and early registration is advised.

 


There are currently no additional events scheduled with UD Friends of Art History; however, please check back often, as we typically host 5 - 7 events a year!


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