Student Recognition in Art History Division

 

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:

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.