Centers for advanced studies on the image
In 2016, I was invited as a Fellow of the international Center for Advanced Studies, BildEvidenz: History and Aesthetics, a research group supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Free University Berlin.
The fellowship and intellectual community at the Center afforded a rich context for continuing my work on iconoclasm and iconic presence, subjects of my dissertation, focused on Michelangelo’s last, enigmatic sculpture: the Rondanini pietà.
I returned to Berlin at the invitation of the Staatliche Museen to participate in a convening of experts on Iconoclasm held in conjunction with an exhibition, Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach. More here
Earlier as a PhD student I was a Fellow of the Summer Institutes of Advanced Study’s (SIAS) Scenes from the History of the Image: Reading Two Millennia of Conflict, held jointly at the National Humanities Center (US) and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
On the basis of my work at the Institute, I was invited to give a keynote lecture on iconoclasm at Duke University for a series dedicated to the arts and theology (DITA), jointly-sponsored by the Art History department and the Divinity School.