2017 CMCS Grant Awardees

The Center is pleased to announce and congratulate twenty-four awardees for the 2017 academic year. Learn more about the winners of our competitive grants below.

The CMCS Graduate Research Publication Subvention Fund
Karli Wurzelbacher, Department of Arty History
Publication: “19th-Century Tinsel Painting Meets Modernism”  in the Notes section of the 2017 volume of the Journal of Glass Studies, published annually by the Corning Museum of Glass

The CMCS Faculty Research Publication Subvention Fund
Wendy Bellion, Department of History
Publication: Performing Iconoclasm: British Monuments and American Revolution (Penn State University Press, forthcoming 2019)

Jason Hill, Department of Art History
Publication: Artist as Reporter: Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture (Univ. of California, forthcoming 2018)

Steven Sidebotham, Department of History
Publication: S.E. Sidebotham, J.E. Gates-Foster and J.-L. Rivard, eds. and contributors, The Archaeological Survey of the Desert Roads between Berenike and the Nile Valley: Expeditions by the University of Michigan and the University of Delaware to the Eastern Desert of Egypt, 1988-2015 (American Schools of Oriental Research-Archaeological Research Series). Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research.

The CMCS Graduate Research Presentation Fund
Maribel Beas, Department of Art History
SOStierra 2017, the International Conference on Vernacular Earthen Architecture, Conservation and Sustainability

Mariana Di Giacomo, Preservation Studies
45th annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC)

Michael Emmons, Preservation Studies
British Group in Early American History Annual Meeting in Portsmouth, England, August 31-September 3, 2017

Michelle Frederick, Department of Art History
“European Court Culture and Greenwich Palace, 1500-1750,” presented jointly by the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House, Greenwich, in April 2017

Sabena Kull, Department of Art History
2017 Renaissance Society of America annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois

Anna Lacy, Department of History
 “What Did They Eat? Where Did They Stay? Mapping Black Boardinghouses and the Colored Conventions Movement” at American Studies Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Sam Nystrom, Department of English
2017 La Pietra Conference in Florence, Italy

Seda Oz, Department of English
“Materialization of the Immaterial: Narrative and Memory as an Object of Nostalgia in Screen Adaptations of Brideshead Revisited,” t at the 12th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies Conference: “Returns”

The CMCS Collections-Based Workshop Award
Liz Simmons, Department of Art History
Attendance at the Medici Archive Project, Florence, summer seminar to study paleography and early modern archival research and documentation

Christine Bachman, Department of Art History
SCRIPTO Workshop in Carolingian Writing Culture in Paris

Anna Cross, Department of Art History
2017 Center for Historic American Visual Culture Summer Seminar

Margarita  Karasoulas, Department of Art History
2017 CHAViC Summer Seminar, “In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture”

The CMCS Graduate Research Travel Fund
Rachael Vause, Department of Art History
Research travel related to project on the affective dimensions of the medieval wearable cross

Liz Simmons, Department of Art History
Research travel to Europe this summer to study drawings and paintings by seventeenth-century Florentine artist Baldassarre Franceschini, Volterrano

Candice Candeto, Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in American Material Culture
Research travel in the Gulf South, beginning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at Louisiana State University and then working with Mimi Miller, Director of the Historic Natchez Foundation

Christine Bachman, Department of Art History
Research travel to municipal library collections in Amiens, Valenciennes, and Reims will enhance Christine’s study of early medieval manuscripts

Michelle Anderson, Department of History
Research travel to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) focusing on the internment of people of Japanese ancestry

Finkel Fund
Madison Brockman, Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Summer internship at the UCLA Library

Annabelle Fichtner, Department of Art Conservation
Attendance at the Balkan Heritage Field School and subsequent internship at Harvard’s Peabody Museum

Rockwood Fund
Sarah Leonard, Department of Art History
Support for research on William Morris’s relationship to the Thames River and its tributaries


Banner image courtesy of Winterthur Museum Collection Digital Database: T110.1 textile, printed design repeat. England, 1845-1855.