Graduate Student News

Flora Anthony presented a paper, "Where Egyptology and Orientalism Meet," at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Durham, NC, October 18-20, 2012; and at the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, April 19-21, 2013. Her Dolores Zohrab Liebmann fellowship  was renewed for  2013-2014.  She has been invited to speak at the 3rd Annual Laney Graduate School Competitive Fellowship Reception on November 6, 2013.

Cecily Boles gave a gallery talk on Antoine-René de Voyer d'Argenson at the High Museum of Art's College Night, February 23, 2013.

Shelley Burian received a Thomas Lyman Research and Travel Fellowship which supported her travel to Bolivia this summer for research on modern Bolivian textiles.

Jennifer Butterworth presented a paper, "The Falcon Fillet of the Divine Queen Tiye," at the annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) in April 2013.

This past year Katherine Cupello assisted with the undergraduate students enrolled in the Art History Summer Study Abroad in Rome. She then traveled to Greece where she participated in the Summer Session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. For this she received a Field Scholarship from the American School. She also worked as an Andrew W. Mellon summer intern at the Michael C. Carlos Museum assisting with the exhibition Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome.

Mirjam Groentjes had the first chapter of her dissertation in progress accepted for publication in the forthcoming Brill volume Ab historia proprie figurativa: Visual Images as Exegetical Instruments, 1400-1700, ed. Walter S. Melion.

Alison Hight presented "Harpokrates and the Elephant: Finding the Harpokrateia in a Domestic Terracotta from the Michael C. Carlos Museum" at Gods, Objects, and Ritual Practice in Ancient Mediterranean Religion, an Interdisciplinary Conference sponsored by the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions, March 22-23, 2013.  She received a Thomas W. Lyman Research and Travel Fellowship for study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Summer Session, summer 2013.

An Jiang was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Internship at the Michael C. Carlos Museum to work with Dr. Jasper Gaunt, Curator of Greek and Roman Art, Fall semester, 2013.

Kira Jones, with Devon Stewart, contributed "Glass", in Samothrace: Excavations Conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, Vol. 9: The Monuments of the Eastern Hill, Bonna Wescoat (Ed.), (forthcoming).

Rachel Kreiter gave a presentation, "The Use of Egyptian Aesthetics in "The Prince of Egypt" at the Southeastern College Art Conference, Durham, NC, October 18-20, 2012.  She presented "Reuse as Performance in Ancient Egypt: A Case Study of Louvre A20," at Georgia State University's Third Annual Visual Culture Symposium: Performance and Ritual in Visual Culture, at the Atlanta History Center, March 2, 2013.

Ashley Laverock gave a presentation: "Fiends and Foreigners: Images of St. Edward the Confessor's Predecessors in the Mid-Thirteenth-Century La Estoire de Seint Aedward le Rei," at the The Haskins Society Conference, Boston College, November 2-4, 2012.  She received a Mellon Sawyer Seminar Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-14 for work on the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar "Visual Exegesis: Images as Instruments of Scriptural Interpretation and Hermeneutics."

Jennifer Lyons spent the year in Paris as a Kress Institutional Fellow in European Art at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art. She presented a paper at the International Medieval Society of Paris titled "From Souillac to the Psalter: Representations of the Theophilus Legend in the Twelfth Century" and organized a session on "Visual Pleasure and the Virgin Mary" at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds. Jennifer was awarded the 2013 Charles T. Wood Grant from the Medieval Academy of America.

Beth Lytle presented "The Lacus Curtius: Glory Retained in a Rainwater Basin," at the Annual Meeting of Archaeological Institute of America, Seattle, WA, January 2013. She was also the recipient of the Ann Abrams Award, which allowed her to travel to Rome, Italy to conduct dissertation research.

Joe Madura is writing his dissertation, "Revising Minimal Art in the AIDS Crisis, 1984-1998," as a 2013-14 predoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He led an invited seminar on "AIDS Practices and Art Historical Method" for undergraduate majors at DePaul University in April 2013. In addition to recent presentations at the University of British Columbia and the University of Chicago, he will give a paper entitled "A Coincident Minimalism" at the 2014 College Art Association Conference in Chicago.

Andrea McKenzie gave three presentations: "Introduction to Plains of Mars," for a Teacher Workshop at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, October 4, 2012; a gallery talk: "Plains of Mars: European War Prints 1500-1825, Soldiers and Civilians" at the Museum on October 18, 2012 and again on February 20, 2013; and "The Inka in Pictures:  An Exploration of Guaman Poma de Ayala's "El primer nueva corónica y buen gobierno," for a Teacher Workshop at the Carlos Museum on March 7, 2013.

Joanna Mundy received an Andrew W. Mellon Internship at the Carlos Museum in Summer 2013 for work on the Falda Digital Model for the exhibition Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome.

This past winter Andrea Shanley excavated in Egypt with the Joint Expedition to Malqata, operated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Carlos Museum.  Since then, she has been working on digital databases for that dig as well as on MCCM Curator Peter Lacovara's work at Deir el-Ballas.  She is currently planning to return to work at Malqata in February 2014.

Jennifer Siegler presented a paper, "The Strength of Chimú Culture under Inka Rule: Chimú-Inka Urpus," at the Southeastern College Art Conference, Durham, NC, October 18-20, 2012.  She also gave a presentation at the Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Altered States, Diverse Routes: How Do Individuals and Communities in Latin America Construct Alternative Models of Authority, Belonging, and Identity in Pluri-ethnic Nation-States? at Emory on February 22-23, 2013: "Chimú-Inka Ceramics: Polysemic Adaptations to Inka Colonial Power."

Meghan Tierney gave a paper, "Representations of the Human Body in Nasca Sculptural Ceramics," at Approaching a Synthesis of Nasca Society: Recent Research on the Peruvian South Coast, Society for American Archaeology 78th Annual Meeting, April 4-7, 2013. She also presented"Considering Avian Imagery in Nasca Ceramic Effigy Vessels," Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium: Clay Embodied: Ceramics and the Human Form at the Birmingham Museum of Art, February 22-23, 2013.  She gave a public lecture: "Nasca Flying Shamans," for a Michael C. Carlos Museum AntiquiTEA in September 2012.  She will publish "The University Museum and Community Engagement: A Case Study of the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University and the Atlanta Latino Community," with Vialla Hartfield-Méndez in Public: A Journal of Imagining America (forthcoming).

John Tyson received a 12-month Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art  for 2014-2015.

Elliott Wise received a Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellowship from the Metropolitan Museum of Art for September 2013-August 2014 as well as a Mellon-Funded Fellowship in Object-Centered Curatorial Research, High Museum, Atlanta, for January 2013-August 2013.  His article, "Rogier van der Weyden and Jan van Ruusbroec: Reading, Rending, and Re-Fashioning the `Twice-Dyed' Veil of Blood in the Escorial Crucifixion," has been accepted for publication in Imago Exegetica: Visual Images as Exegetical Instruments, 1400-1700, ed. Walter S. Melion, James Clifton, and Michel Weemans. Leiden: Brill, 2014 (forthcoming).