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Jahangir and Prince Khurram Entertained by Nur Jahan, Album folio with painting

Maggie Schuster completed her MA degree!

PhD Student Maggie Schuster has completed her MA degree by successfully defending her thesis titled “Entering the Zenana: Ephemera and Power in Mughal Architecture” on December 7, 2021. Congratulations Maggie! The chair of…

Dr. Ionit Behar

Dr. Ionit Behar successfully defended her dissertation!

The Department of Art History is proud of the accomplishments of Dr. Ionit Behar who recently completed and successfully defended her dissertation on October 14, 2021. Congratulations Ionit!  Ionit’s dissertation is entitled “Intimate…

Francisco Goya’s “The Straw Manikin” (1791-92).Credit...

The Long and Tortured History of Cancel Culture

“CANCEL” IS A consumerist verb, almost always involving a commodity or transaction. Readers cancel magazine subscriptions; studio heads cancel TV shows; bank tellers cancel checks to show that they’ve been exhausted of value.

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Jackie Valdez B.A.'19 publishes "The Body Speaks"

Issue 13 of Awakened Voices: The Body Speaks is set to publish TODAY  December 17th. In this issue survivors, allies, and advocates explore how the body expresses itself and speaks about trauma, its consequences and…

Nadia Gribkova

Nadia Gribkova completed her MA degree!

PhD Student Nadia Gribkova has completed her MA degree with a thesis titled “Looking in the Wrong Direction: Emptiness and the Aesthetic Feeling in the Early Works of Collective Actions.” Her thesis examines…

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Attention graduating and recently graduated PhD students: Smarthistory is seeking applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, a year long full-time position. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in art history (within…

Governor's Emergency Educational Relief Fund for Students

Attention faculty, staff, and students: The Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief Fund granted $1.3 million to UIC and is awarding up to $2500 per student for past due rent, medical bills, computer-related expenses, familial…

Photograph of Dick Higgins working in his studio. The artist is looking towards the camera and smiling.

Dick Higgins Estate Launches Website

“I find I never feel quite complete unless I’m doing all the arts– visual, musical and literary. I guess that’s why I developed the term ‘intermedia,’ to cover my works that fall conceptually…

The Art Bulletin

Emmanuel Ortega publishes an article in The Art Bulletin

Emmanuel Ortega, Marilynn Thoma Scholar and Assistant Professor in Art of the Spanish Americas, has published an article titled “The Mexican Picturesque and the Sentimental Nation: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Landscape” in the…

Vital Voids

Andrew Finegold's book Vital Voids is published

Assistant Professor Andrew Finegold’s book, Vital Voids: Cavities and Holes in Mesoamerican Material Culture, has been published by the University of Texas Press. Vital Voids is an innovative study in which it is…

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Julian Adoff to present “Jewish Modernity in Multiplicity: Towards a Dialectical Jewish/Polish Bi-Nationalism in the Visual Imagery of Maurycy Gottlieb” at the Second Bi-Annual Junior Scholar Workshop in Russian and East European Jewish Cultures

Sponsored by The Working Group in Russian and East European Jewish Cultures,  a joint enterprise between the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. https://sites.google.com/view/junior-scholar-workshop-in-rus/home