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Students Research Byzantine Churches in Istanbul with Art History Professor Matt Savage

Byzantine architectural history is Assistant Professor Matt Savage’s main field of interest, and his research in this area has created opportunities for LSU undergraduates studying art history, digital art, and architecture to collaborate in two recent research initiatives. In the spring of 2012, fourth-year art history students enrolled in ARTH 4499: Constantinople set out to [...]

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Art History Professor Darius Spieth Co-Organizes “Art, Mind and Markets” Conference at Yale

March 27–29, 2014 Yale School of Management Sponsored by the International Center for Finance The International Center for Finance at Yale University will host a conference on the subject of “Art, Mind and Markets,” March 27–29, 2014. Upon invitation by the director of the center, Professor William Goetzmann of the Yale School of Management, the [...]

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LSU Art History Faculty at College Art Association Annual Meeting in Chicago

The largest professional and academic art organization in the United States, the College Art Association, had its 102 annual conference in Chicago in February 2014.  LSU faculty and graduate students attended. Professor Susan Elizabeth Ryan gave a paper, “Beauty and the Bits: Wearable Technology as Science Fantasy,” at the February 13 session “Roadside Picnic: Experiments in Art [...]

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LSU Art History Professor Contributes Chapter to Yale University Press Publication

LSU School of Art Associate Professor Darius A. Spieth is one of the contributors to the book The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture and the Crash of 1720, which has been newly released by Yale University Press. A milestone publication on the ramifications – both financial and cultural – of the first stock market [...]

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Art History Spring 2014: New Frontiers

A number of special topics courses are listed for ARTH for the Spring semester (2014). These courses are either brand new, or taught infrequently, and comprise a broad range of subjects. They are all 3-credit courses for upper level undergraduates and graduate students. See Schedule of Classes for more information.   ARTH 4420 Sec. 1: [...]

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LSU Art History Alumnus Discusses the History of Comic Books within the Civil Rights Movement at Comic-Con International 2013

LSU art history alumnus Joseph Givens organized a panel discussion about the history of comic books within the civil rights movement at the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013. Givens was joined by contemporary scholars and creators Andrew Aydin, Stanford Carpenter, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings. The panel, titled Heroes/Creators: The Comic Art Creations of Civil [...]

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