Art History Professor Sinclair Bell wins prestigious NEH Fellowship to study Race in Antiquity

Art History Professor Sinclair Bell wins prestigious NEH Fellowship to study Race in Antiquity

National Endowment for Humanities grantsThe National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $32.8 million in grants to support 213 humanities projects in 44 states, including a research Fellowship for Sinclair Bell, Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University, to research the visual and material evidence of race and ethnicity in the Roman Empire (c. 100 BCE-200 CE). (more…)

Art History’s Catherine Raymond to present on the Future of the Cathedral Notre Dame of Paris

Art History’s Catherine Raymond to present on the Future of the Cathedral Notre Dame of Paris

Catherine Raymond, professor of art history and director of the NIU Center for Burma Studies is presenting a free, open to the pubic, online lecture through the DeKalb Public Library on “The Future of Cathedral Notre Dame of Paris After the Great Fire.” Raymond is a native of France, earned her doctorate in art and archaeology from the University of Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle, and graduated in Burmese Language and Civilization from the Institut des Langues et Civilisations Orientales. (more…)

NIU Center for Burma Studies presents online exhibition “Looking At Women in Contemporary Burma”

NIU Center for Burma Studies presents online exhibition “Looking At Women in Contemporary Burma”

The Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University has launched an online exhibition, “Looking At Women in Contemporary Burma.” It focuses on the evolving portrayal of Burmese women as depicted today by Myanmar artists reflects a politico-cultural milieu in transition between tradition and modernity. After some fifty years under military rule, extreme censorship, and isolation, Burma —also called Myanmar— a vibrant artistic scene has emerged welcoming a new era under the leadership of an iconic womanly figure; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi: current State Counselor of Myanmar, and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. (more…)

Art history lecture on Kiva Murals at Pottery Mound, Nov. 13

Art history lecture on Kiva Murals at Pottery Mound, Nov. 13

Cassandra Smith, candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will present, “Kiva Murals at Pottery Mound: World as Metaphor, Art History as Storytelling” as part of the Elizabeth Allen Visiting Lectures in Art History Series at the NIU School of Art and Design, Wednesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. in room 111 of Jack Arends Hall, the NIU Art Building. (more…)