Dept. of Art History and Communication Studies news
SESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - SUMMER 2015 The Department of Art History and Communication Studies invites applications for course lecturers to teach the below listed courses. Our preference is to hire our own recent PhDs and currently enrolled doctoral students in our programs (who have finished their coursework), however we will consider all candidates who apply.
Prof. Biella Coleman's "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous" - Kirkus Best Current Affairs Books 2014
Professor Biella Coleman's book "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous" (Verso, 2014) was listed by Kirkus Reviews under "Best Current Affair Books of 2014" in their yearly book review list. Read the full review of the book here.
Matthew C. Hunter's Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London (University of Chicago Press, 2013), won the Historians of British Art Book Prize for books published by a single author in 2013 on a pre-1800 topic. It was also a finalist for the College Art Association's 2015 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, which honors an especially distinguished book in the history of art, published in any language between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014.
Professor Becky Lentz recently became a Fellow with the Center for Media, Data, and Society in the School of Public Policy at Central European University in Budapest. The Center, which is the leading institution of research on media, communication, and information policy in Central and Eastern Europe, produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs.
AHCS's Professor Charmaine Nelson was named a laureate for Black History Month 2014. The Round Table on Black History Month shines a light on talents within Black communities who have distinguished themselves by their involvement in Quebec society. These role models, who are often in the shadows, have a tremendous impact on their environments. The Round Table on Black History Month pays homage to people from Black communities who are devoted, passionate, and determined – and who, through the strength of their identities,
Professor Angela Vanhaelen's book, The Wake of Iconoclasm: Painting the Church in the Dut
It is with very great sadness that the department announces the death of Professor Hajime Nakatani. Hajime served as assistant professor of East Asian art history from 2004 to 2010, jointly appointed in the departments of Art History and Communication Studies and East Asian Studies. He left McGill in 2010 to join the Department of Intercultural Studies at Rikkyo University in Tokyo.
The Institute for the Study of International Development has announced the names and projects of the recipients of ISID’s International Development Faculty Research Awards, including Professor Lentz from the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.
The Department of Art History and Communications Studies is proud to announce two 2013 SSHRC Insight Development Grant winners: Roberta (Becky) Lentz: "Rendering visible the infrastructure of media policy advocacy practice" Jeffrey Moser: "Excavating China’s first archaeologist" The full list and article in "Headway" can be viewed here.
On March 14, McGill hosted "Bravo", its annual celebration of excellence in research and scholarship. The McGill community honoured 22 winners of major national and international prizes and awards during the previous year.