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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…


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.  

Michael Jachera

Michael Jachera accepted into MA program at SCAD

Michael Jachera (BA, 2019) has been accepted into the MA in Interior Design program at Savannah College of Art and Design beginning this spring. Congratulations, Michael!


Writing tips via Jane McAlevey

The writing advice I typed out and stuck up on my wall while I wrote No Shortcuts. [From Carver and Orwell] — Jane McAlevey (@rsgexp) March 7, 2021


The Problem With the Postcolonial Syllabus

The Problem With the Postcolonial Syllabus Against a peculiarly Western allergy to the pleasure of the text. THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION By Sumana Roy FEBRUARY 10, 2021


Blake Stimson publishes "Public Photography"

Capitalism and the Camera Essays on Photography and Extraction Edited by Kevin Coleman and Daniel James — A provocative exploration of photography’s relationship to capitalism, from leading theorists of visual culture Photography was…


Omur Harmansah publishes a chapter in the edited volume Timescales

Associate Professor Ömür Harmanşah has published the chapter “Deep Time and Landscape History in the Anthropocene: How Can Historical Particularity Be Translated?” in the volume Timescales: Thinking across Ecological Temporalities, edited by Bethany…

A graph showing author’s confidence in a paper over the course of its journey through publication. Misses out rejections and 95 other rounds of revision...

Authors' confidence in a paper over time

A graph showing author’s confidence in a paper over the course of its journey through publication. Misses out rejections and 95 other rounds of revision… A graph showing author’s confidence in a paper…