Student Recognition in Art History Division

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Our graduate students regularly apply for and receive University of Iowa and nationally competitive grants and fellowships.  They also participate in graduate, regional, and national conferences and publish in peer-reviewed venues.  Here is a selected list of the honors received by our students in recent years and their professional conference presentations:

 

2019-2020

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Jacqueline Banigan, Graduate Curatorial Fellow, Stanley Museum of Art

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Myat Aung, “Artifice and Nature at the Villa San Marco in Stabiae, Italy.” SECAC (formerly the Southeastern College Art Conference), Chattanooga, Tennessee 
  • Isabel Baldrich, “Black Skin, White Hands: Ambivalence in Girodet’s Portrait of Belley” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jessica Davis, "War of the Vulva: The Women of Otto Dix's Lustmord Series." The Forty-Third Annual German Studies Association Conference, Portland, Oregon
  • Anna Isbell, “‘He was false, and I undone!’: The Balladic and Visual Tradition of Betrayed Love, Lost Senses, and Desire for Death,” From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria Conference, Warsaw, Poland
  • Rachael Maxon, “Darius I and the Manipulation of Memory at Susa.” American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

Exhibitions Organized:

  • Kate Kunau, “Into the Blue,” “Kick Up Your Heels,” “The Fine Art of Shoes,” “Haunted: Marvin Cone’s Ghosts,” “Up All Night: The Art of the Dark,” Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

2018-2019

Publications:

  • Lindsey Birch, “Holocaust-Era Cultural Property Looting: The United States and the Washington Principles,” Art Antiquity and Law 24 (2019): 49-66.
  • Lindsey Birch, “Contextualizing Bring Your Own Device Policies,” The Journal of Corporation Law 44 (2018): 156-69.

National and international fellowships:

  • Jacqueline Banigan, MuSe Intern, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Morgan Brittain, Charles M. Russell Short-term Fellowship, Gilcrease Museum- Helmerich Center for American Research

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Lindsey Birch, Graduate and Professional Student Government Travel Grant
  • Erin Daly, Stanley Graduate Award for International Research
  • Anna Isbell, Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Lindsey Birch, “Henri Matisse and the Pedagogy of Gustave Moreau,” Midwest Art History Society Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Lindsey Birch, “Gustave Moreau: Mythological Bodies and Religious Allegory,” Aesthetics After Biopolitics Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Erin Daly, “The Seal Process in the Persepolis Fortification Archive Project: Rethinking the Methodology of Connoisseurship.” Institut national d'histoire de l'art, Paris, France
  • Anna Isbell, “Measuring an Uncontrollable Mind: Feminine Melancholy and Emotional Excess in Nineteenth-Century British Culture,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Supernumerary Conference on “Measure and Excess,” Rome, Italy

Exhibitions Organized:

  • Kate Kunau, “The Grand Tour: Europe Through Artists’ Eyes,” “Setting the Table: The Still Life in Art,” “If We Ran the Zoo: Animals in Children’s Book Illustration,” “Mike Wilson: One,” “Terra Nova: Power & Protest: Political Photography and Prints,” “Bruce Beasley: Aurai,” “John Beckelman: Horizons,” Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

2017-2018

Publications:

  • Cory Gundlach, “Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang,” UIMA (Fall 2017): 6-9.
  • Cory Gundlach, Catalog entries for selected works of African art from the UIMA permanent collection in What’s Your Sign? Retail Architecture and the History of Signage, edited by VeroRose, 6-8. Iowa City: The University of Iowa Museum of Art, 2017.

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Lindsey Birch, Graduate and Professional Student Government Travel Grant
  • Anna Isbell, Graduate College Summer Fellowship

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Lindsey Birch, “Gustave Moreau: Defying Gravity,” Encountering the Body Symposium, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio   
  • Lindsey Birch, “Gustave Moreau's Human and Mythological Forms," Ohio Graduate Student Art History Symposium, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • Cory Gundlach, panelist in “Conversations in the Gallery” on Vision of Nature | Vessel of Beauty, an exhibition of art by Keith Achepohl at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
  • Cory Gundlach, “Fantasy Coffins and the UIMA Collection of African Art,” International Programs WorldCanvass event, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Anna Isbell, “Too Sentimental for Victorian Taste?: The Question of Suitable Subject Matter in Henry Peach Robinson’s Fading Away,” Midwest Victorian Studies Association on “Victorian Taste,” Oberlin College & Conservatory, Ohio
  • Anna Isbell, “’Death Has Left on Her Only the Beautiful:’ Gender, Beauty, and the Dead Body of the Lady of Shalott,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference on “Odd Bodies,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Anna Isbell, “Racial Hierarchy and Painting ‘Otherness’: Physiognomy and Symbolism in Théodore Géricault’s Depictions of Black Men,” Consortium of the Revolutionary Era 1750 - 1850, College of Charleston, South Carolina

Exhibitions Organized:

  • Cory Gundlach, Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang, September 16 – December 10, 2017. Curator, University of Iowa Museum of Art
  • Kate Kunau, “The Watercolors of Tara Moorman: Letters to My Ancestors,” “Uncharted Waters: The Fine Art of Watercolor Painting,” “Figure Study: The Body in Art,” “Living Proof: Visualization of Hope,” “Malvina Hoffman: A Sculptor’s Journey,” “Framing the World: The Photography of Linda & Robert Scarth,” “Flight Pattern: Birds in Art,” “Edward Hopper: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.” Curator, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
     

2016-2017

National and international fellowships:

  • Elizabeth Spear, Junior Fellowship, Frick Center for the History of Collecting
  • Lauren Freese, National Committee for the History of Art Fellowship to attend the CIHA World Congress of Art History, Beijing

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Lauren Freese, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship
  • Mary Springer, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship
  • Heather Thorpe, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship
  • Sandra Gómez Todó, Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, International Programs
  • Anna Isbell, Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, International Programs
  • Alissa Adams, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Rebecca Smith, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Lauren Freese, Graduate College Summer Fellowship
  • Tray Ridlen, Graduate College Summer Fellowship
  • Rebecca Smith, Graduate College Summer Fellowship
  • Mary Springer, Graduate College Summer Fellowship

2015-2016

Publications:

  • Lauren Freese, “Still Life at the Intersection: Louis Lozowick’s Politics and Aesthetics,” American Communist History 15.2 (Spring 2016).

Awards:

  • Erin Peters, Recipient of the University of Iowa’s D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in the Humanities and Fine Arts  

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Josh Hainy, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship
  • Amanda Strasik, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Mary Springer, Graduate College Summer Fellowship

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Elizabeth Spear,  “More Lessons from Church’s Great Picture: Viewer Experience and The Heart of the Andes at the 1864 Metropolitan Sanitary Fair.” College Art Association, Washington D.C.
  • Josh Hainy, “Grecian Theory at the Royal Academy: John Flaxman and the Pedagogy of  Ancient Greek Anatomical Study.” Art, Anatomy & Medicine Symposium at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Lauren Freese,  “Eating Creatively: William Glackens’ At Mouquin’s, French Restaurants, and the Fashioning of a Creative Space.”  Southeastern College Art Conference, Pittsburgh 
  • Lauren Freese, American Antiquarian Culture Center for Historic American Visual Culture Summer Seminar
  • Tray Ridlen, “Prud’hon’s Portrait of Josephine: A Novel Fashioning.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Lincoln
  • Sandra Gómez Todó, “Teresa Cornelys, Elizabeth Chudleigh and the Culture of Masquerade: Depictions of a Female Impresario and her Patroness in the Arts of Entertainment of Eighteenth-Century London.” California State University, Sacramento’s 12th Annual Art History Symposium

2014-2015

Publications:

  • Smith, Rebecca. "Flowers of Fragility: Examining the Structure and Design of Rose Windows." Avista Forum Journal 23:1 (Fall 2014), 52-60.

National and international fellowships:

  • Sandra Gómez Todó, Fulbright Grantee
  • Josh Hainy, Mayers Fellowship, Huntington Library

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Erin Peters, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Cory Gundlach, Marcus Bach Fellowship for Graduate Students in the Humanities
  • Rebecca Smith, Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, International Programs
  • Tray Ridlen, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Mary Springer, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Alycia Reed, Graduate College Summer Fellowship
  • Amanda Strasik, Graduate College Summer Fellowship
  • Josh Hainy, Graduate College Summer Fellowship

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Erin Peters, “Augustus as Emperor and Pharaoh in Egypt.” Archaeological Institute of American Annual Meeting, New Orleans  
  • Lauren Freese, “Consuming Italians: John Sloan’s Renganeschi’s Saturday Night.” Southeastern College Art Conference 
  • Amanda Strasik, “The Royal Mistresses of Eighteenth-Century France.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles
  • Ashley Mason, “The Marquise de Maintenon or La Scarron: Manipulative Dissimulator or Ideal maîtresse du roi?" American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles
  • Sandra Gomez Todo, “Ellen Terry as an Aesthetic Symbol: The Changing Status of the Actress in Victorian England.” University of London Institute of English Studies’ 7th annual conference: Victorian Authenticity & Artifice

2013-2014

National and international fellowships:

  • Erin Peters, Chester Dale Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Lynne Larsen, Fredrick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies' Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Rochester
  • Lynne Larsen, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institute (declined)

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Elizabeth Spear, Presidential Graduate Fellowship
  • Joseph Montez, Dean’s Fellowship
  • Summer Trentin, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Ranelle Lueth, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Josh Hainy, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Nathan Popp, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Erin Peters, Marcus Bach Fellowship for Graduate Students in the Humanities (declined)
  • Summer Trentin, Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students Research Grant

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Josh Hainy, “Artistic Matters of Life and Death in Anatomical Study: Live Models, Cadavers and Ecorche Figures.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • Lynne Larsen, “Post-colonial Identity and Architectural Preservation: The Royal Palace of Dahomey.” Arts Council of the African Studies Association Triennial Symposium on African Art.
  • Ranelle Lueth, “Behind the Lines: U.S. Combat Art Featured (or Not Featured) in Magazines.” Southeastern College Art Conference.
  • Tyler Ostergaard, “A Franco-London Fog: London, Paris and Industrialization in Monet’s views of the Seine and Thames.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference.
  • Tyler Ostergaard, “Impressionist Steam and Republican Nationalization: The Contested Representation of the Railroad in the Press and in Paint at the Third Impressionist Exhibition.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Studies Association Conference.
  • Tyler Ostergaard, “Breaking the Ice: Monet’s Les Glaçons and the 1889 Monet-Rodin retrospective at the Galerie Georges Petit.” Midwest Art History Association.
  • Mary Springer, “Examining American Collegiate Gothic Architecture Afresh.” Architectural Humanities Research Association Symposium, Dublin.
  • Summer Trentin “Emulation, Competition, and Association in Pompeii: A Survey of Peristyle Decoration.” Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting.
  • Allison Phillips, “Mesmerized Dancers and Dreaming Muses.” Visions of Enchantment Conference: Occultism, Spirituality, and Visual Culture. Cambridge University, England.

2012-2013

National and international fellowships:

  • Lynne Larsen, Fulbright Fellowship, Benin

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Lindsay Shannon, Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Lynne Larsen, Marcus Bach Fellowship for Graduate Studies in the Humanities
  • Lynne Larsen, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Erin Peters, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Heather Thorpe, Presidential Graduate Fellowship
  • Erin Peters, Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Project for Advanced Study of Art and Life in Africa

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Emily Kerrigan, “An Artistic and Commemorative Journey through the West: Arthur Wesley Dow’s Images of Arizona and New Mexico.” Southwest Art History Conference.
  • Ashley Mason, “Pierre Mignard’s Portrait of Marquise de Maintenon as St. Frances of Rome: The Unusual Invocation of a Saint by a maîtresse du roi.” Southeastern College Art Conference.
  • Tyler Ostergaard, “Daumier’s Doubt: The Critiques of the Progress of Industrialization in the Prints of Honoré Daumier during the Second Empire and Third Republic.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference.
  • Tyler Ostergaard, "Stories of Smoke: Monet, Caillebotte, and the Gare Saint-Lazare in the Reviews of the Third Impressionist Exhibition." Southeastern College Art Conference.
  • Erin Peters, “Rethinking Egypt as a Paradigm of Periphery: The Temple of Dendur within a Global Roman Empire.” College Art Association Annual Conference.
  • Amanda Strasik, “Re-Identifying Marguerite Gérard: Gérard's Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Genre paintings.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
  • Summer Trentin, “Space in Transition: Public and Private in the Pompeian Domestic Peristyle.” Public and Private in the Roman House Workshop, New York University.

2011-2012

National and international fellowships:

  • Summer Trentin, Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Lindsay Shannon, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Alyssa Adams, Presidential Graduate Fellowship
  • Allison Phillips, Ballard-Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Summer Trentin, Graduate College Summer Fellowship
  • Nathan Petersen, Graduate College Summer Fellowship
  • Erin Peters, Travel Grant, Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students’ Professional Development Grants Committee
  • Erin Peters, Travel Funds Award, Graduate Student Senate

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Lynne Larsen, “Contesting Power through Architecture: the Capital of Dahomey.” Vernacular Architecture Forum Annual Conference
  • Tyler Ostergaard, "Monsters in the Fog: Industry and the Railroad in Manet, Monet and Caillebotte’s Paintings of the Gare Saint-Lazare and the Pont de l’Europe.” European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska.
  • Erin Peters, “Issues of Identity in Augustan Art from Roman Egypt.” American Research Center in Egypt Annual Meeting.
  • Lindsay Shannon, “Women's Work: Monuments to Nurses in the Wake of World War I.” Women's Organizations and Female Activists in the Aftermath of the First World War International Conference, Hamline University.
  • Mary Springer, “Harvard’s Memorial Hall: An Architect’s Vision and Patron’s Wishes.” Midwest Art History Society Conference, Wichita.

2010-2011

National and international fellowships:

  • Lindsay Shannon, United States Capitol Historical Society Fellowship
  • Summer Trentin, Lewis and Clark Field Scholar, American Philosophical Society

University of Iowa grants and fellowships:

  • Alycia Reed, Presidential Graduate Fellowship
  • Tyler Ostergaard, Presidential Graduate Fellowship
  • Allison Phillips, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • Summer Trentin, T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Lynne Larsen, Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, International Programs
  • Cory Gundlach, Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, International Programs
  • Erin Peters, Stanley Graduate Award for International Research, International Programs
  • Allison Phillips, Wilhelm and Jane Bodine Fellowship
  • Cory Gundlach, Graduate Student Senate Award for International Research
  • Erin Peters, Summer Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Steven Kerrigan, Summer Fellowship, Graduate College
  • Erin Peters, Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students Research Grant
  • Summer Trentin, Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students Research Grant
  • Erin Peters, Travel Award for Research, Graduate Student Senate
  • Allison Phillips, Alexander-Tomasini Travel Fund
  • Lindsay Shannon, Travel Award for Research, Graduate Student Senate

National or international professional conference presentations:

  • Claire Kovacs, “The Performative Aspect of Secular Veneration: Pompeii as a Tourist Site.” Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference.
  • Claire Kovacs, “Degas and Manzi’s Vingt dessins: Strategies of Reproduction, Dialogues of Exchange.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference.
  • Lynne Larsen, “Royalty in Architecture: Pre-colonial History in Post-colonial Abomey.” Arts Council of the African Studies Association Triennial Symposium on African Art.
  • Lindsay Shannon, “Eve Drewelowe: Feminist Identity in American Art.” 19th Annual Conference of the Women’s History Network, Warwick University.