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GUStA Research in Progress Talks this WEDNESDAY!

Please join us this Wednesday, November 29th at noon in the Common Room for the 2nd GUStA Research in Progress Talks. Featuring: Shaun Midanik, “Books of Prints and the Illustrated Book in Early Modern Italy” Shaun Midanik is in the second year of his PhD at the University of Toronto, where he studies sixteenth and … Continue reading GUStA Research in Progress Talks this WEDNESDAY!

Research In Progress: GUSTA Faculty Panel (October 26th, 4-6 pm)

Building on the success of last year’s lecture series, GUSTA will be hosting this term’s first faculty panel on October 26th, from 4-6 pm in UC52. Please feel free to come and go as your schedule permits. In November GUSTA will be hosting two more research in progress panels, featuring PhD and MA student research (with … Continue reading Research In Progress: GUSTA Faculty Panel (October 26th, 4-6 pm)

First Year PhD Student, Derek Dunlop, participates in two-day symposium in Vancouver

First year PhD student Derek Dunlop is participating in the symposium “A Crimp in the Fabric: Situating Painting Today”, held in Vancouver this week. Derek will be taking part in the panel Diviners, Materialists, and Creatives at 9:30am on September 29th. The link below provides more information for those who may be interested in the event: … Continue reading First Year PhD Student, Derek Dunlop, participates in two-day symposium in Vancouver

“On Graduate Education: Is it Worth it? A Primer (with Memoir) for the Art History Graduate Student” by Dr. Susan Sidlauskas

If you are reading this, you are likely a graduate student in the field wondering whether to stay. Or perhaps you are a faculty member, worrying about the ethics of advising PhD students in a non-STEM field. Your students may be peppering you with questions such as: How will I pass my qualifying exams? Do … Continue reading “On Graduate Education: Is it Worth it? A Primer (with Memoir) for the Art History Graduate Student” by Dr. Susan Sidlauskas

Student Spotlight: Kaylee Verkruisen

Hometown: Coboconk, ON Research Interests: Representation and sexualization/genderization of women in medieval art, The Martyrdom and Cult of Saint Agatha 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? I draw and paint as well as play several PC games regularly, my favourite of which is a point and click mystery series of games produced by … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Kaylee Verkruisen

Student Spotlight: Claire Jensen

Hometown: Nantucket, Massachusetts Research Interests: Italian late medieval art and architecture, especially their intersections in patronage and piety; finding the things left behind in the “Renaissance” narrative and proving they’re worth studying – even if they’re not carried by an artistic genius like Michelangelo 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? Every other … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Claire Jensen

Student Spotlight: Laura Demers

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art, painting and intermediality Website: https://www.laurademers.com/ 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? I paint and draw, volunteer for art festivals and events, go to gallery openings, wander around the city, but mostly just daydream. 2. How did you get started with this activity? I got … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Laura Demers

Student Spotlight: John Koenig

Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Research Interests: Deciphering the enigmatic oeuvre of Marcel Duchamp. 1. What do you do outside of class/academic work? Before entering the PhD program, when time had some meaning, I enjoyed curling up with a good adventure novel like Treasure Island, King Solomon’s Mines, or The Da Vinci Code. In my off time, … Continue reading Student Spotlight: John Koenig