Art History

Apr 26, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Art Majors Present at Symposium on Clothing and Jewelry, and the Condemnation of Female Authority

On April 2, Arcadia University art history majors Jessica Smith’ 22 (in photo, at right) and Julia Gregory ’23 presented papers at the Philadelphia-Area Undergraduate Art History Symposium, held at Saint Joseph's University. Smith presented a summary of her thesis, "Clothing & Jewelry: A...

Mar 7, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Ferrell Publishes Book on Creative Exchange Around Jay DeFeo’s Painting

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell, associate professor of Art History at Arcadia University, has published the book The Rose: Creation and Community in Jay DeFeo’s Circle (Yale University Press). A video introduction to the book is available here.    A description on the Yale University Press...

Dr. Jill Pederson

Aug 30, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Pederson Publishes Book on Leonardo da Vinci, Speaks on Australia Radio on Mona Lisa

Dr. Jill Pederson, associate professor of Art History, this summer published "Leonardo, Bramante, and the Academia: Art and Friendship in Fifteenth-Century Milan" (2021, Harvey Miller/ Brepols), the first study to provide a comprehensive historical and theoretical account of the long-debated,...

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May 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Bleiweiss ’21 Explores History of Grey Towers Castle

Art History major Kat Bleiweiss ’21 has worked to uncover the history behind the original purchase of Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle and the surrounding property.  Her fascination with the Castle’s history began as a first-year student and grew with her first visit to the...

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Feb 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Art History Enthusiasts Society to Meet Virtually

Art history enthusiasts now have their own club on campus, after the Art History Enthusiasts Society (AHES) was approved at the Dec. 1 Student Government Organization (SGO) meeting. AHES President and Art History and History dual major Julia Maurer ’23 said that the club is designed to provide...

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May 7, 2020 Jen Retter

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19.    "Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive."  "Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and...

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Rikki Rosenthal Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm

Self-Isolation Reading Recommendations

Hello, friends! As we are all doing our best to social distance, I figured it was prime time to recommend some of my favorite books and share my reading list with you. I thought it would be fun to assign books to majors, so here we go. Creative Writing The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo If...

Think Tank Competition for Funding Projects

The Humanities Research Lab is seeking project proposals.
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:45

Get funding for a collaborative interdisciplinary project with faculty. The Humanities Research Lab (2035 Church Rd) is hosting a Think Tank Competition for students and faculty working on cutting-edge humanities projects (Art History, Music, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, History, Modern Languages). The groups working on the project must include faculty and students. 

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jill pederson

Aug 8, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Pederson Publishes on the Impact of Artists on Leonardo da Vinci’s Work

Dr. Jill Pederson, associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, contributed a chapter on the impact Donato Bramante’s friendship had on the work of Leonardo da Vinci to the recently published book Leonardo in Dialogue from the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz.  In the chapter, “...

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Jul 19, 2019 Jen Retter

Dr. Ferrell Presents on Artist Jay DeFeo in Paris

Dr. Elizabeth Ferrell, assistant professor of Art History, presented “The Ring Around the Rose” at Jay DeFeo and Beyond: Abstraction, Gender and its Effects in Paris, France on June 14. Her presentation included an overview of her current book project, The Ring around The Rose: Jay DeFeo and Her...

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Jun 18, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Pederson Presents in Mexico for da Vinci’s Quincentennial Anniversary

Dr. Jill Pederson, associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was one of eight speakers who presented at the “Leonardo da Vinci: 500 anos depues,” an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and the Humanities at the Universidad Nacional...

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Feb 8, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Faculty “Takeover” Academic Podcast Feb. 11 to 15

Arcadia faculty are taking over the podcast The Academic Minute from Feb. 11 to 15. Each day of the week, a different faculty member will discuss their current research projects. Featured faculty include Dr. Bruce Campbell, associate professor of Education, Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor...