Erik Inglis, professor of medieval art history, published “Media lost and found: the medieval understanding of the history of artistic techniques,” in the journal Quintana Revista do Departamento de Historia de Art Universidade de Santiago de Compostela 16 (2017), 15-52.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Sam Berrin Shonkoff published the article "Metanomianism and Religious Praxis in Martin Buber's Hasidic Tales" in a special issue of Religions edited by Paul Mendes-Flohr.
Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Rian Brown-Orso and Professor of Cinema Studies and English Geoff Pingree screened The Foreigner's Home on Saturday, January 5 in conjunction with the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. The film also screens on January 16 in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater.
Visiting Assistant Professor Beverly Acha exhibited paintings in THREE, a group show at DC Moore Gallery in New York City. The show runs January 4-26, 2019 with an opening reception on January 10.
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca published the papers "Real Estate and the Great Crisis: Lessons for Macroprudential Policy," (John V. Duca, Lilit Popoyan, and Susan M. Wachter, Contemporary Economic Policy, January 2019) and "Venture capital restrained after Sarbanes-Oxley" (Tyler Atkinson and John V. Duca, Economics Letters, February 2019).
Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Sam Berrin Shonkoff presented a paper at the Association for Jewish Studies conference on the topic of interpretations of communal silence in Hasidic mysticism. The conference took place on December 18, 2018 in Boston.
Chris Trinacty, associate professor of classics, published two articles. “Lares and Laocöon: A Note on Aen. 2.199-227,” Vergilius 64 (2018: 173-181) points out how the artistic representation of snakes on religious altars influenced Vergil's depiction of the death of Laocöon. The second article, “The Surface and the Depths: Quotation and Intertextuality in Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones,” TAPA 148 (2018: 361-92) investigates how Seneca structures the first book of his 'Naturales Quaestiones' through quotations and intertexts that concern water and hydrological phenomena. There are metaliterary implications for this structuring and these work hand-in-hand with his larger philosophical message.
Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager was invited as senior historian to the Wilson Center-Kyungnam University Workshop on Contemporary Korean History on November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. She gave the opening presentation on "Korea's 'Two King' Problem: Legacy of Conflict and Political Order in East Asia," which is derived from her current book project on great power competition in Northeast Asia at the end of the 19th century, and provided commentary on nine other papers presented by junior scholars.