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Report from the Field: Maggie Beeler co-organizes timely conference on cultural heritage preservation

Posted March 31, 2015

The tragic news of the violent destruction of ancient artifacts and cultural heritage sites in the Middle East by Islamic State militants has prompted widespread condemnation and outrage from around the globe. Maggie Beeler (PhD candidate in Archaeology) and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University have organized a conference that, in light […]

Report from the Field: Amy Wojciechowski Talks Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Posted March 12, 2015

Amy Wojciechowski has been working with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Spotlight Educators program since August 2014.  This is her second position with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, having previously held a curatorial internship from September 2012 to November 2013 to work on the 2013-2014 exhibition Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis. The Spotlight Educators […]

Report from the Field: Katherine Rochester’s Animated Year in Germany

Posted February 26, 2015

­­Before Pixar, before Looney Tunes, before Disney, there was Lotte Reiniger. “Who?” you might ask and we wouldn’t blame you for the Weimar-era director and pioneer of animation has been all but forgotten, particularly in U.S. histories of film. But, today, a Bryn Mawr doctoral student, Katherine Rochester M.A. ’12 is aiming to write Reiniger […]

Report from the Field: Alex Bray Hunts Medieval Images in Jordan

Posted February 19, 2015

Alex Bray (Ph.D. candidate, History of Art) is spending the academic year in Jordan. He has just completed a CAORC ACOR Pre-doctoral fellowship, and has now begun the SSRC IDRF-funded portion of his research travel. Thus far, Alex has been able to visit a number of sites and museums related to his research on images […]

Report from the Field: Danielle Smotherman Digs into Research Abroad

Posted February 12, 2015

Danielle Smotherman is spending the 2014-2015 academic year at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as an associate member. Danielle has joined the regular members on trips around Greece, visiting archaeological sites and museums as well as giving reports on specific monuments and sites. These trips offer firsthand experience of archaeological sites spanning […]

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