Sheehan Speaks at International Photography Conference in Cyprus

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan presented a paper at the third International Conference of Photography and Theory (ICPT) in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 5-7, 2014. Her paper, derived from her current research, was titled “Political Matter: Photography and Race.” The ICPT was created to provide an outlet for an interdisciplinary and critical theoretical exploration of...

Josephson Appears in National Geographic Series on Food

Professor of History Paul Josephson discusses the rise of industrial food in several segments of National Geographic’s Eat: The Story of Food, a six-hour series that originally aired in November and can still be seen on National Geographic and other channels. In the segment “Sugar Rushes” Josephson comments on high fructose corn syrup, in “Guilty...

Risso Publishes in Annali d’Italianistica

Faculty Fellow in Italian Roberto Risso’s article “Prima della FIAT: lavoro e lavoratori, realizzazione e sfruttamento (1869-1908) nella Torino di Edmondo De Amicis” has been published by Annali d’Italianistica. The essay focuses on the representation of labor in the work of the very popular 19th-century Italian novelist Edmondo De Amicis. Annali d’Italianistica is an annual peer-reviewed...

Sheehan Publishes Photography and Its Origins

Edited by Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan and Andrés Mario Zervigón of Rutgers University, Photography and Its Origins is a collection of 16 original essays published by Routledge. It showcases both prominent and emerging voices in the field of photography studies, including Colby’s own Associate Professor of American Studies Laura Saltz. Recent decades have...

Tate Presents U.S. Drug Policy Research at Women and Shadow Powers Workshop

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Winifred Tate was invited to present her research on U.S. drug policy at the Women and Shadow Powers workshop in Mexico City on Nov. 12. The workshop brought together women human rights defenders from Mexico, Central America, and South America to strategize about their work in regions experiencing drug-related violence and...

Sheehan Speaks at American Antiquarian Society

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan will deliver a paper titled “Inscribing Difference: American Postcards in Black and White” at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Mass., Nov. 22, 2014. Her paper comes on the second day of the conference “The Visual and the Verbal: Image/Text in American Print Culture to 1900,” hosted by the...

Lessing and Sheehan in American Art

Research articles by Colby College Museum of Art Mirken Curator of Education Lauren Lessing and Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan appear in the fall 2014 issue of the journal American Art, published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Lessing’s essay “Theatrical Mayhem in Junius Brutus Stearns’s Hannah Duston Killing the Indians” focuses on a...

Zelensky Chairs Ethnomusicology Conference Session

Assistant Professor of Music Natalie Zelensky chaired a session on music and identity at this year’s national Society for Ethnomusicology conference, which took place Nov. 12-16 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Zelensky Publishes in Ethnomusicology Forum

Assistant Professor of Music Natalie Zelensky recently published her article “Sounding Diaspora through Music and Play in a Russian-American Summer Camp” in the December 2014 issue of Ethnomusicology Forum. Based on fieldwork conducted at a Russian-American summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the article examines how camp music presents a productive sphere...

Taylor’s Book to Be Published in Dutch

Dutch publisher Veen Media has purchased the rights to Professor of History Larissa Taylor’s book The Virgin Warrior: The Life and Death of Joan of Arc. Veen Media will translate and publish the book under the title Joan of Arc in the next 18 months. The Virgin Warrior was originally published in 2009 by Yale/London...

Gastaldo, Knight ’10 Coauthor Geological Society of America Article

Robert A. Gastaldo, Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, published an article, “Latest Permian Paleosols from Wapadsberg Pass, South Africa: Implications for Changhsingian Climate,” in the Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, in May 2014. Coauthors on the article include Cassi Knight ’10. A PDF is available online.

Gastaldo, Pludow ’11 Coauthor Journal of Sedimentary Research Article

Robert A. Gastaldo, Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology, published an article, “Mud Aggregates from the Katberg Formation, South Africa: Additional Evidence for Early Triassic Degradational Landscapes” in the June 2013 Journal of Sedimentary Research. Among coauthors on the article is Bryce Amelia Pludow ’11. A PDF of the article is online.

Sheehan Edits Collection Exploring Photography and Its Histories

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan edited a collection of essays that represents new ways of thinking about photography and its histories. Over the past decade, historical studies of photography have embraced a variety of cultural and disciplinary approaches to the medium while shedding light on non-Western, vernacular, and “other” photographic practices outside the Euro-American...

Josephson Lectures in Prague

Professor of History Paul Josephson will give a series of lectures in Prague, Czech Republic, Nov. 12-14, including “Technological Symbolism in Putin’s Russia: Continuity With Soviet Icons?,” “Marxism and Environmentalism,” and “Postwar Cultural and Social History of Environmentalism in the West.”

Ameri Co-chairs Electronic Art Conference in Dubai

Assistant Professor of Art Marta Ameri is co-chair of the Academic Conference at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Dubai Nov. 2-6, 2014. ISEA is one of the world’s most important academic media-arts events for the interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions that apply new technologies in interactive and digital media. Accompanying exhibitions...

Nuss to Speak at International Conference on Music and Consciousness

Currently on sabbatical, Associate Professor of Music Steven Nuss has been invited to speak at the 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness, to be held at Oxford University April 14-17, 2015. The conference brings together scholars from neuroscience, psychology, musicology, cognitive archaeology, philosophy, and many other disciplines whose research explores the phenomenological complexity of...

Sheehan Contributes to Disfarmer Exhibition

Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan contributed to the catalog of a major exhibition of vintage photographs made by Mike Disfarmer between 1914 and 1950 in Heber Springs, Ark. Becoming Disfarmer opens at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. At the opening Sheehan will join curator Chelsea Spengemann, Disfarmer Project...

Lyn Mikel Brown Receives Professor of the Year Award

Lyn Mikel Brown, professor of education at Colby, was named national College Professor of the Year and awarded the Bammy! Award in the college professors category by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International in Washington, D.C. An awards gala was held Sept. 27, when winners in 26 categories were feted. The Bammy! Award is...

Conner Provides Creative Input on Arizona Campus Project

Professor of Theater and Dance Lynne Conner joined 12 other arts policy experts from around the country Oct. 1-3 in a think tank retreat hosted by the Consolari Foundation in Mesa, Ariz. According to Stephen Tepper, dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and the event’s convener, the...

Mills Publishes Commentary on Political Crisis in Thailand

In September Professor of Anthropology Mary Beth Mills published a commentary about the ongoing political crisis in Thailand. Mills’s commentary, “Questioning Thailand’s Rural-Urban Divide,” appeared as part of the series “The Wheel of Crisis in Thailand,” an online collection of scholarly reflections published by Cultural Anthropology.