Hickey contributes chapters to two different volumes

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Amber Hickey contributed a chapter to the recently published Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture, and Climate Change (eds. TJ Demos, Subhankar Banerjee, and Emily Eliza Scott). The chapter, titled “Remembering the Land: Art, Direct Action, and the Denial of Extractive Realities on Bougainville,” mobilizes the work of Bougainvillean artist...

Urbanautica interviews Green, talks teaching, photography, and beauty

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green held an interview with the journal Urbanautica that covered Green’s photography and recent books, philosophical topics, and his teaching at Colby. In the 13 years he’s been at Colby, the art program “has grown and expanded. Our senior year curriculum includes a year-long capstone that includes all artistic disciplines, a thesis exhibit in...

Plesch contributes chapter to Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch contributed an essay for the newly released Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World: Emotion, Contrition and Penitence in the Middle Ages. Her chapter is titled “Peter’s Three Tears” and was inspired by a comment made by a participant during a trip she led for Colby alumni. In fact, she acknowledges this person...

Ameri Awarded Lang Fellowship at Rare Book School

Assistant Professor of Art Marta Ameri was awarded a prestigious fellowship at the Rare Book School. The M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources will allow Ameri, who teaches courses on Islamic art, to augment her teaching of the art of the book in the Islamic world. The fellowship is “a...

Plesch delivers Lecture on Bronze Medallions

On Jan. 25, 2021, Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a lecture, “The Jesup Memorial Library’s Roundels in Context,” at a virtual evening organized by the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine, on “Medallion Mystery Talk.” Her presentation discussed the bronze medallions depicting early printers’ devices that grace the library’s façade and considered them within the context of...