Conference Presentations

Our students are encouraged to present their work in as many forums as possible, whether local, national or international. The faculty is often overwhelmed with the positive ‌acknowledgment they receive from conference representatives. Below is a list of some of these presentations by our students and alumni.

2014-2015

  • Clare Monardo, "Patriotutes, All-American Girls, and Rosie the Riveter: the Facets of American Womanhood During WWII," The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, National Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

2013-2014

  • Rachel Simmons, "Iglesia Bautista Horeb: A New Approach to Baptist Architecture in New Orleans," 5th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference, Natchitoches, LA, September 2013.

  • Soren Hoeger-Lerdal, "St. Roch Market Renovation as Catalyst for New Orleans Neighborhood Recovery," 5th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference, Natchitoches, LA, September 2013.

  • Abby Gilmore, "Temptation, Terror, and Ghosts: The Influence of Phantasmagoria Performances on the Salome Works of Gustave Moreau," University of Pittsburgh's Film Studies Conference, October 2013.

  • Carin Jorgensen, "In the Abyss Between Revolutions in Art: Mikhail Vrubels Liminal Figures of Folklore," The American Association for the Advancement of Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, Boston, MA, November 2013. 

2012-2013

  • Lauren Greer, "Glamour: A Dissection of John Anster Fitgerald's Fairyland," Charming Intentions: Occultism, Magic, and the History of Art, University of Cambridge, UK, December 2012.

  • Olga Ivanova, "The Pictorial Photography of Alfred Stieglitz: Validating Photography through Painting," Gzhel, Russia on November, 2012. 

  • Carin Jorgensen, "Ambiguous Self: gender blending and transvestite performance of the Berlin Cabaret of the fin-de-siècle," International Journal of Arts and Science, Prague, Czech Republic, 2012    

  • Carin Jorgensen, " Scalpel to Sketch: history of medical illustration at the turn of the century," Southwest/Texas Arts and Pop Culture, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2012.                     Recipient of “Best Paper in Art and Culture”

2011-2012

  • Rachel Simmons, "Expulsion from Eden: Effects of Patronage on Contemporary Asmat Art," Midwest Art History Society 2012 Conference, Wichita, KS, March 2012.

  • Sarah Kuenzler, "Elihu Vedder: Transforming the East into a Western Type in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam," Midwest Art History Society 2012 Conference, Whichita, KS, March 2012.

  • Nicole Wankel, "Jupiter, Pluto and Neptune: A New Reading of Caravaggio's only Ceiling Painting," Midwest Art History Society 2012 Conference, Wichita, KS, March 2012.

2010-2011

  • Amy Nygaard, "Hale Woodruff's Talladega College Murals: Democratic and Pedagogical Equity," Midwest Art History Society 2011 Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, April 2011.

2009-2010

  • Maria Wiering, "Approaching the Miniature Basilica: An Interior Pilgrimage to the Shrine-Altar of Saint-Denis near paris," Midwest Art History Society 2010 Conference, Omaha, NE, April 2010.

  • Theresa Downing, "Encapsulating Sexual Agency: The Sculptural Costume Environments of Stephanie Liner," Savannah College of Art and Design: Art & Fashion: From Peplos to Petticoat to Punk, Atlanta, GA, March 2010.

  • Kristen Dobbins, "Expanding Chicago: The New Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago," The Fourth Annual Design Principles & Practices Conference, Chicago, IL, February 2010.

  • Timothy Virnig, "Beyong Lucy the Elephant: The Evolution of Mimetic Architecture in the Modern Age," Mid-Atlantic popular and American Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, November 2009.

  • Ann Kroshus, "Defining Identity and Memory: Chinese Propaganda Posters and Scar Art," Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Miami University, Oxford, OH, October 2009.

  • James Wehn, "The Sino-European Line: Sinicization of French Engraving Style in the Victory Prints of Emperor Quanlong," Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Miami University, Oxford, OH, October 2009.

  • Timothy Virnig, "Divergent Approaches to the Venetian Plague Architecture of Palladio and Longhena," SESAH - Southeast Chapter Society of Architectural Historians, Jackson, MS, October 2009.

  • Kristine Elias, "Musée du Quai Branly: Adventures in Transparency," Minnesota Society of Architectural Historian's Fourth Annual Student Symposium, St. Paul, MN, September 2010.

  • Elizabeth Henderson, "Transforming Bankside: The Tate Gallery of Modern Art," Minnesota Society of Architectural Historian's Fourth Annual Student Symposium, St. Paul, MN, September 2010.

  • Eva Quigley Timmons, "Creating "A Work of Genius": The Origins and Program of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Competition," Minnesota Society of Architectural Historian's Fourth Annual Student Symposium, St. Paul, MN, September 2010.

  • Kristen Dobbins, "Expanding Chicago: The New Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago," The Second Annual Inclusive Museum Conference, Brisbane, Australia, July 2009.

  • Josh Feist, "Architectural Fusion: The Blending of "Built Heritage" and Environmental Sustainability in Northeast Ghana," The Kumasi Symposium, Kumasi, Ghana, July 2009.