Prof. Matthew C. Hunter has been awarded the 2016 Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize by the College Art Association for his article “Joshua Reynolds’s ‘Nice Chymistry’: Action and Accident in the 1770s,” which appeared the March 2015 issue of The Art Bulletin. The Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize was established in 1957, in memory of a founding member of the College Art Association and one of the first American scholars of the discipline. This award seeks to encourage high scholarly standards among younger members of the profession.
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.