Dissertations


Department of Art Conservation, Preservation Studies Program

Kristin De Guetaldi, “Analytical Methods Used to Explore the Evolution from Egg to Oil Paints in Quattrocento Italy,” 2016.


Department of Art History

Nicole Elizabeth Cook, “Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706): Desire and Intimate Display,” 2016.

Elisabeth Berry Drago, “ Thomas Wijck’s Painted Alchemists at the Intersection of Art, Science and Practice,” 2016.

Jeffrey Eugene Klee, “Building Order on Beacon Hill, 1790-1850,” 2016.

Rebecca Ayres Schwartz, “Thomas Cole on Architecture: Picturing the Gothic,” 2016.

Theodoros Triandos, “October, Sexual Politics, and the Limits of Postmodernism,” 2016.

Catherine Walsh, “Tell Me a Story”: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture,” 2016.

Emily Casey, “Waterscapes: Representing the Sea in the American Imagination, 1750-1800,” 2017.

Tiffany Racco, “Luca Giordano: Speed, Imitation, and the Art of Fame,” 2017.

Amy Torbert, “Dissolving the Bonds: Sayer & Bennett, Print Publishers in an Age of Revolution,” 2017.

Rachel Zimmerman, “Global Luxuries at Home: The Material Possessions of an Elite Family in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais, Brazil,” 2017.

Isabel Oleas Mogollón, “Art and Jesuit Patronage in Colonial Quito:The Prophet Paintings at the Church of La Compañía,” 2018.

Karli Wurzelbacher, “Reverse Painting on Glass: Seeing Through the Surface of American Modernism,” 2018.


Department of History

Christopher Bouton, “Against the Peace and Dignity of the Commonwealth: Physical Confrontations between Slaves and Whites in Antebellum Virginia, 1801-1860,” 2016.

Holly Caldwell, “Modernizing Deafness: Education, Public Health, and Social Reform in Mexico City, 1860-1940,” 2016.

Amanda Casper, “Cheap, Safe, and Easy: Altering Homes in Philadelphia, 1870s to 1920s,” 2016. 

Christine Croxall, “Holy Waters: Religious Contests and Commitments in the Mississippi River Valley, 1780-1830,” 2016.

Ai Hisano, “”Eye Appeal is Buy Appeal:” Business Creates the Color of Foods, 1870-1970,” 2016.

Stephanie Lampkin, “‘It Is Supposed They Went through the Indian Nation’: The Intersections of Black and Native Struggles for Freedom and Sovereignty in the Floridas, 1763-1803,” 2016.

Kimberly Nath, “The British are Coming, Again: Loyalists, Property Confiscation, and Reintegration in the Mid-Atlantic, 1777-1800,” 2016.

Toni Pitock, “Commerce and Connection: Jewish Merchants, Philadelphia, and the Atlantic World, 1736-1822,” 2016.

Sally Stocksdale, “In the Midst of Liberation:  A Comparison of a Russian Estate and a Southern Plantation at the Moment of Emancipation,” 2016.

Alessandra Wood, “Designed to Sell: The Evolution of Merchandising and Display in Mid-Twentieth Century Department Stores,” 2016.

Nicole Belolan, “Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1728-1861,” 2016.

Michael Dickinson, “Surviving Slavery: Oppression and Social Rebirth in the Urban British Atlantic, 1680-1807,” 2017.

Julie A. Fisher, “Speaking ‘Indian’ and English: The Bilinguals of Seventeenth Century New England,” 2017.

Seabrook Jones, “A History of African-American Public School Education in Louisville, Kentucky, 1870-1956,” 2017.

Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, “Out of the Shadows: Uncovering Women’s Productive and Consuming Labor in the Mid-Atlantic, 1750-1815,” 2017.

Alison Kreitzer, “Masculinity, Whiteness, and Technological Play in Dirt Track Automobile Racing, 1924-1960,” 2017.

Satomi Minowa, “The Limit of Freedom: Free Love Controversies in the Nineteenth-Century United States,” 2017.

Alexander Ames, “The Letter and the Spirit: Calligraphy, Manuscripts, and Popular Piety in German Pennsylvania, ca. 1750-1850,” 2018.

Nalleli Guillen, “The Humble, Though More Profitable Art: Panoramic Spectacles in the American Entertainment World 1794-1850,” 2018

Michael Pospishil, “The Pursuit of Order in Revolutionary New York: Surveyors, Statesmen, and the Making of a Capitalist Landscape, 1757-1796,” 2018.