DELPHI Alumni

2016 DELAWARE PUBLIC HUMANITIES INSTITUTE FELLOWS

Maribel Beas
Preservation Studies Program, Department of Art Conservation
“‘Preservation of indigenous cultural landscapes”

Caitlin Hutchison
Department of Art History
“The High Cross of Ireland: Landmarks of Patronage, Power, and Protection”

Margarita Karasoulas
Department of Art History
“Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture”

Sarah Leonard
Department of Art History
“‘The Beauty of the Bough-hung Banks’: William Morris in the Thames Landscape”

Ellen Nigro
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Historical Frames Conservation: Examples of Dutch and Flemish Frames from the Rhode Island School of Design”

Juan Pablo
Department of Fine Arts
“Flight of the Shaman: Iconographies in pre-Columbian gold and ceramic artifacts of the Gold Museum in Bogotá, Colombia”

Jacquelyn Peterson
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Summer on the Hudson: The Fibers of New York State History”

Maria João Petisca
Preservation Studies Program, Department of Art Conservation
“Investigations into Chinese Export Lacquerware: Black and Gold, 1700-1850″

Amaris Sturm
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“From Mammoths to Mummies: Archaeological Object Conservation and Outreach at the Penn Museum”

 Kristen Semento
Winterthur Fellow in American Material Culture

Josh Summer
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Exploring New Conservation Solutions for Wall Paintings Damaged During the Spanish Civil War”

Spencer Wigmore
Department of Art History
“Albert Bierstadt and the Speculative Terrain of American Landscape Painting”


2015 Delaware Public Humanities Institute Fellows

Kevin Adkisson
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“Architecture Built in Traditional Styles for American Educational Campuses between 1930 and 1945”

Michelle Everidge Anderson
Department of History
“Home Away From Home: Temporary Housing and American Families from the Freedman’s Bureau to the FEMA Trailer”

Julia Commander
Art Conservation
“Preserving the Jesup Expedition Collection at the American Museum Of Natural History”

Anastasia Day
Hagley Program
“Victory Gardens on the American Homefront in World War II”

Mariana DiGiacomo
Preservation Studies
“Fossil Preservation in the Us: Connecting Professionals and Amateurs”

Amy Griffin
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“Hyde Hall, Cooperstown, NY: Furniture, Taste and Patterns Of Consumption”

Jane Klinger
Preservation Studies
“The Material Culture of Trauma”

Isabel Oleas Mogollon
Department of Art History
“The Prophet Paintings at the Jesuit Church in Quito: Art at the Service of a Colonial Institution”

Emily Pazar
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“The Revival of Paper Marbling in the Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth Century”

Hannah Segrave
Department of Art History
“The Novel And The Bizarre: Salvator Rosa’s Scenes of Witchcraft

Liz Simmons
Department Art History
“Seventeenth-Century Academic Nude Drawings in Italy”

Charlotte Thurman
Department of Art
“Psychological and Biological Aspects of Memory Recall”

Ying Xu
Preservation Studies
“Tibetan Temples and Monasteries in Sichuan, China”


2014 DELAWARE PUBLIC HUMANITIES INSTITUTE FELLOWS

Halina Adams
Department of English
“Moving Houses: Revolution, Revels, and Mobile Homes in the Romantic Caribbean”

Christopher Chenier
Department of History
“Professionalization of American Advertising Photography 1930s to 1960s”

Heather Gerling
Center for Historic Architecture and Design
“Decoding Decoys: Understanding the Continuing Tradition of Decoy Carving in the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1974-2014”

Katrina E. Greene
Department of Art History
“Pathways to the Press in an Anglo-American Artists’ Colony in France”

Anisha Gupta
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Conservation Education: Public Engagement through Collaboration”

Lily Higgins
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“Storied Symbols: Reconciling Heaven and Earth in Early American Art”

Jacinta Johnson
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
Sign Your Name on the Dotted Line (But Use the Right Ink!)

Pamela Johnson
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Out of the Labs and into the Light: Public Outreach in Paintings Conservation”

Craig Lee
Department of Art History
“Letter Building: Signage, Supergraphics, and the Rise of the Semiotic Structure in Modern American Architecture”

Alexandra Nichols
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Engaging the Public in the Conservation of Contemporary Art”

Jeff Richmond-Moll
Department of Art History
“’There Is Created an Altar – A Church’: Violet Oakley’s Wartime Altarpieces”

Christian Roden
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“Things That Go”

Ashley Rye
Department of Art History
“Glass and Gender in Charles Frederick Ulrich’s Glass Blowers of Murano”

Brian Wagner
Department of Art
“An American Workwear Study: Materialized Narratives, Ideals, and Values”

Jane Wessel
Department of English
“Extra-Illustrating Performance: The Actor-Playwright and Authorship Onstage”

Rachel Zimmerman
Department of Art History
“Luxuries in Remote Places: The Material Culture of the Elite Home in Colonial Minas Gerais, Brazil”


2013 DELAWARE PUBLIC HUMANITIES Institute FELLOWS

Alexander Ames
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“Heavenly Handwriting, Teutonic Type: Text as Social Action in German Pennsylvania, c. 1750­1850”

Nicole Belolan
History of American Civilization
“The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in America, 1700­1861”

Shannon A. Brogdon­-Grantham
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Engaging the Community: A Three Part Goal”

Amanda Casper
Department of History/ Hagley Program
“Home Alteration in Industrial Philadelphia, 1865 to 1925”

Nicole Elizabeth Cook
Department of Art History
“Drawing Beauty From Shadows: Godfried Schalcken and His Erotic Candlelit Paintings”

Elisabeth Berry Drago
Department of Art History
“Thomas Wijck’s Painted Alchemists at the Intersection of Art, Science and Practice”

Michael J. Emmons, Jr.
Center for Historic Architecture and Design
“‘A Mingling of Both’: The Rise of the ‘Urban’ Country House”

Philippe L.B. Halbert
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“Noblesse in New France: Furnishing the Château Saint­Louis and the Hôtel de Vaudreuil, 1725­1760 ”

Elizabeth Jones
Department of History/American Civilization Program
“Consuming Goods, Producing Value: Women’s Shopping in the Mid Atlantic, 1750­1815”

Ronel Namde
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Conservation Engagement: Outreach through Education”

Brie Parkin
Department of English
“Tears, Clothes, and Livery in the Book of Margery Kempe”

Anne Reilly
Department of History
“Birthplaces of a Nation: Public Commemorations of American Origins in the Early 20th Century”

Carrie Mae Smith
Department of Art
“A Chair of Her Own: Re­visioning Historic Birthing Chairs”

Michelle Sullivan
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Presenting Preservation: Paper Conservation and Public Outreach”

Karli Wurzelbacher
Department of Art History
“John Storrs’s Sculpture: Photographs in the Little Review and Exhibition at the Société Anonyme”


2012 DELAWARE PUBLIC HUMANITIES Institute FELLOWS

Heather Brown
Winterthur­/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Building Awareness About Photograph Conservation from Abu Dhabi toWilmington, Delaware”

Kristin deGhetaldi
Paul Coremans Fellow, Preservation Studies Program
“From Egg to Oil: Painting Techniques Employed by Early Italian Artists in the 15th­Century”

Nalleli Guillen
Department of History
“For the Tourists’ Gaze and Imagination: Images of San Antonio’s Late Nineteenth­Century Market Culture”

Isabelle Havet
Department of Art History
“Unearthing Paris: Nadar’s Subterranean Photographs and the Depiction of the Modern City”

Ai Hisano
Department of History/Hagley Program
“Eating with Eyes: The Manipulation of Food Color in the Twentieth­Century United States”

Alison Kreitzer
Department of History
“Post­World War II American Dirt Track Automobile Racing”

Chris La Casse
Department of English
“Modernism in the Magazines, Modernism in the Great War: Poetry, the Little Review, and Reveille”

Stephanie Lampkin
Department of History
“Negotiating Freedom and Power on a Changing Borderland: The Intersections of Indigenous and Black Communities in La Florida, 1693­1803”

Elizabeth Melanson
Department of Art History
“The Patronage of Modern Art by the Women of Jewish High Society in Paris, 1870­1914”

Elizabeth Schaeffer
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Saving the Schoolgirl’s Art: The Cleaning of Historic Samplers”

Kate Swisher
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“When Material Worlds Collide: Hull House Reform Work and the Industrial Culture of Chicago’s Immigrant Community”

Amy Torbert
Department of Art History
“Threatened Fragmentation: The American Colonies in Sayer and Bennett’s Prints and Maps, 1770­1780”

Courtney Von Stein
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Protecting Outdoor Sculpture: Maintenance and Outreach”


2011 Delaware Public Humanities Institute Fellows

Tatiana Ausema
Preservation Studies
“Understanding Modern Art Through the Materials Artists Use”

Sarah Beetham
Department of Art History
“Sculpting the Citizen Soldier: Reproduction and National Memory, 1865­1917”

Sara Brown
Department of Art History
“Images of devotion: The Calvinist church interior paintings of Emanuel de Witte”

Emily Casey
Department of Art History
“An Ocean of Punch: Finding the American Republic at Sea”

Kyle Meikle
Department of English
“Deconstructing Ishmael Reed’s Radio/Ishmael Reed’s Deconstructing Radio”

Ellen Moody
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Outdoor Sculpture: Degradation and Maintenance”

Crista Pack
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“What’s the White Stuff? Identification and Analysis of Efflorescence on Alaska Indigenous Objects”

Addie Peyronnin
Winterthur Fellow in American Material Culture
“Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Sacramental Silver Given by a Patron to St. Mark’s Church in Philadelphia”

Dawn Rogala
Preservation Studies
“Materials and Techniques of Abstract Expressionist Painter Hans Hofmann”

Kati Schmidt
Winterthur Fellow in American Material Culture
“Arts & Crafts in the Great Outdoors”

Elena Torok
Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Preservation of Natural History Collections”

Jamin Wells
Department of History
“The Shipwreck Shore: Maritime Disasters and the Creation of the Modern American Littoral”


2010 DELAWARE PUBLIC HUMANITIES INSTITUTE FELLOWS

Carolyn Barry
Center for Historic Architecture and Design
“Assessing New England’s Potential for World Heritage Sites”

Melissa Blair
Preservation Studies
“Preserving Domestic Outbuildings”

Leah Giles
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“Sounds of A New Republic:  The Role of Music in Washington, DC, 1795-1825”

Leah Kacanda
Center for Historic Architecture and Design
“Historic Preservation in Urban Revitalization Projects: Developing a Local Identity in Fishtown”

Steven O’Banion
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
“Plastics in Peril”

Allison Olsen
Center for Historic Architecture and Design
“The McGovern Sister’s Store: Exploring Women’s Places in the American West”

Josh Probert
Department of History Program in American Civilization
“The Religious Furnishings of Tiffany Studies in the Mid-Atlantic”

Tyler Putnam
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
“Urban Outfitting in Early Philadelphia: Slop Shops, Vendue Sales, and Secondhand Clothing for the ‘Lower Sort’”

Cristina Turdean
Hagley Program in Capitalism, Technology, and Culture
“Betting on Computers. Digital Technologies and the Rise of the Casino Industry (1950-2000)”

Corina Weidinger
Department of Art History
“Joseph Beuchot’s Scale Model of the Le Creusot Factory: Miniaturizing Work in Fin-de-Siècle France”

Mary C. (“Katie”) Wood
Department of Art History
“Benjamin West’s Nelson Memorial: Neoclassical Sculpture and the Atlantic World circa 1812”

Rachael Zeleny
Department of English
“Actress for Sale: The Rhetoric of Theatrical Postcards”


2009 DELAWARE PUBLIC HUMANITIES INSTITUTE FELLOWS

LaTanya Autry
Department of Art History

Christina Cole
Preservation Studies

Jennifer Fang
Hagley Program

Virginia Garnett
Department of English

Alison Klaum
Department of English

Kate LaPrad
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

Nenette Luarca­-Shoaf
Department of Art History

Cheryl­ Lynn May
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

Amanda Norbutus
Art Conservation

Maria Shevzov
Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

Laura Schmidt
Department of Urban Affairs and Public Policy


2008 DELAWARE PUBLIC HUMANITIES INSTITUTE FELLOWS

Lorena Bain
Department of Art History
“Nicolaes de Bruyn and the At of the Professional Engraver”

Andrew Bozanic
Department of History
“The Acoustic Guitar in American Culture 1800-1970”

Anna Blinn Cole
Department of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
“The Sociology of the Kitchen: Bringing out the People in the Place”

Joshua Calhoun
Department of English
“Legible Ecologies: Animales, Vegetables, and Readers in Early Modern England”

Daniel Claro
Department of History, American Civilization
“Bodies in Motion: Material Culture and the Experience of Mobility, 1800-1860”

Marina Dobronovskaya
Preservation Studies Program
“The Reconstruction of Cities in the USSR following World War II”

Kristina Huff
Department of English
“Printing Friendship and Buying Feeling: Exchange and Gift Books in the Antebellum United States”

Amber Kerr-Allison
Department of Art Conservation
“Paintings Conservation and Public Outreach”

Lyndsey Rago
Department of History
“Pieces of the Past: Memory and Material Life in Britain, 1837-1882”

Kathleen R. Slaugh-Sanford
Department of English
“Herediraty Genius? The Development of Genius Theories and the Artist Figure in British Print Media, 1869-1900”

Janneken Smucker
History of American Civilization
“From Rags to Riches: Amish Quilts and the Crafting of Value”

Colleen Terry
Department of Art History
“Hogarth in America”

Laura Walikainen
History of American Civilization
“Geraldine’s Scrapbook of Dresses”

Bess Williamson
History of American Civilization
“Assistive Technologies for Disabilities, 1950s-80s”