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Art History Moments

Faculty Updates 2018-2019

Updated April 2019

Justine de Young

Conference Presentations

Poster session participant, “Decoding Dress: The Fashion History Timeline – a hub for fashion research,” at the College Art Association Annual Conference, New York – February 2019

Chair, “Artistic Constructions of Celebrity,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Annual Colloquium at UC Riverside – October 2018

Invited speaker, “‘The scandal and the toast of Paris’ : Courtesans, Fashion and Art in the 1860s and 70s,” as part of the panel, “Fashionably (Un)Dressed: Clothed Courtesans, Mannequins & le Luxe vêstimentaire,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Annual Colloquium at UC Riverside – October 2018

Invited Talks

Keynote speaker, Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series at the Dallas Museum of Art, “Morisot and the Parisienne: Fashion and Art in Impressionist Paris” – April 2019

Invited participant, “Sargent & Fashion Convening,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston & Tate Britain, funded by Terra Foundation – April 2019

Invited speaker, “PhD Chat,” Fashion Studies Alliance – March 2019

Invited webinar leader, Open Education Initiatives (SUNY) & Open Education Consortium, “The Fashion History Timeline” – March 2019

Invited panelist, “Modernism à la Mode: A Presentation on Fashion and Literature,” FIT English and Communication Studies Department and the School of Liberal Arts – November 2018

Keynote speaker, “The Politics of Fashion,” New York Historical Society’s Chancellor's Day event – June 2018


Editor, Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925. London: I.B. Tauris, 2019. (paperback)

The Fashion History Timeline and Rethinking Student Research as Public Scholarship,” Art History Teaching Resources (September 2018).

Grants and Awards

Faculty Development Grant for Travel, October 2018

Faculty Development Grant for Research, June 2018

Samuel H. Kress Foundation - Digital Resources for Art History Grant, 2018-19 

David Drogin

Conference Activity

Attendee, Renaissance Society of America annual conference, Toronto, March 17–19, 2019.

Presenter: “Shaping the Bentivoglio Dynasty: Giovanni II’s Decoration of the Bentivoglio Chapel, San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna.” Sixteenth Century Society annual conference, Albuquerque, NM, 2 November 2018


“The Body, Space, and Narrative in the Work of Early Fifteenth-Century Tuscan Sculptors.” In Making and Unmaking Sculpture in Fifteenth-Century Italy, ed. Amy Bloch and Daniel Zolli. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 

Marianne Eggler


Eggler, Marianne, Erica Morawski, and Sara Desvernine Reed. “The Case of William Pahlmann: Challenging the Canon of Modern Design,” Design History Beyond the Canon, edited by Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler, Victoria Rose Pass, and Christopher S. Wilson. Bloomsbury, 2019. 

Alex Nagel


“Painter’s Workshops in the Ancient Near East: A Reassessment,” in L’Orient est son jardin. Hommage à Remy Boucharlat, edited by Sebastien Gondet and Ernie Haerinck. Leuven: Peeters. 2019: 379-88.

“Research on Color Matters: Towards a Modern Archaeology of Ancient Polychromies,” Science in Color. Visualizing Achromatic Knowledge, edited by Bettina Bock von Wülfingen. Berlin: De Gruyter. 2019: 45-58.

Conference Activity

Achaemenid Art and Architecture in the Museum, The 107th College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, New York City, February 16, 2019 (Session Co-Organizer & Chair with Martina Rugiadi, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Islamic Art), Reception with Student Displays on Topics related to research on Persepolis in NYC museums, held at the Morgan Library and Museum, February 15.

Conference Presentations

American Oriental Society Annual Meeting, March 17, Chicago
Paper Presented, Buildings, Pottery and the Environment in Context: Elamite and Achaemenid Persian Materials in the 21st Century Classroom.

Middle East Studies Association, Annual Meeting, Roundtable “Challenges facing Yemen's Millennia-Long Cultural Heritage,” November 17, San Antonio, Texas
Paper Presented, Advocating for a "People not Things" Approach.

1st Workshop “Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond,” National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece, and The Getty Foundation, October 7, 2018, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece
Paper Presented, Pots and People: Ceramic Containers and Craftsmen between the Mediterranean and Central Asia.

Broadening Horizons: Disciplines, Sciences, and Spaces in Dialogue. International Conference, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany, June 26, 2019
Paper: Achaemenid Persian Material Culture in Berlin: An Introduction and Recent Investigations.

Symposium on the Greeks. Paros, Greece, Conference Center, June 28, 2019
Paper: Developing an Archive on Ancient Greek Art in Washington, D.C: The Past, Present and Future of the Ancient Mediterranean Collections and Materials in the Smithsonian Institution.

Invited Talks

“Safeguarding Yemen’s Past, Present and Future,” Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, December 7, 2018.


SUNY FIT Faculty Development Grant ($1,000) to participate at annual meeting of the American Oriental Society in Chicago, March 15-17, 2019.

Getty Foundation, Travel Grant to participate in 1st Workshop “Material Entanglements in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond,” National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece, October 2018.   

Other Activities

Organizer of FIT Student curated Display on Babylon at the Iraqi Embassy, Washington, D.C., May 4, 2019.

Co-Organizer of Event “Yemen’s War: Ignored or Forgotten?” with the FIT Department of Social Sciences, April 2, 2019. 

Kyunghee Pyun


Fashion, Identity, Power in Modern Asia, edited by Kyunghee Pyun and Aida Yuen Wong (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
“Dress Reform and Modernization in East Asia” (introduction), 1–19
“Hybrid Dandyism: European Woolen Fabric in East Asia” (essay), 285–306
“Visualizing Cardinals in Illuminated Books during the Renaissance.” Art History and Visual Culture 22 (2018): 224–253.

“Reflecting on Immigrant Entrepreneurs in a COIL Project—Student Voices: Perspectives on International Learning through COIL.” 2018 COIL Conference Proceedings. Writings on COIL Courses, Programs, and Projects from Session Presenters and Contributors. 2018 SUNY COIL Conference, March 16–17, 2018 (Albany, NY: SUNY COIL Center, 2018). 151–164.

“Undulation Between Identity Politics and Cosmopolitanism: Korean Artists in the United States, 1950–2000.” Oscillation: Between Korea and the United States. A Special Exhibition held in June–November 2018 (Seoul: Seoul National University Museum of Art, 2018), 2–8.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Asian Physiques of Mannequins in American Art Museums.” Nearly Human: Mannequins and Museums, edited by Bridget R. Cooks and Jennifer Wagelie (London: Routledge, 2020), forthcoming.

“Ethics of Cultural Appropriation in Fashion.” The Routledge Companion to Fashion Studies, edited by Eugenia Paulicelli, Alyssa Dana Adomaitis, Elizabeth Wissinger, and Veronica Manlow (London: Routledge, 2020), forthcoming.

Conference Activity

Sessions/Conferences Chaired or Organized

Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea: Transnational Perspectives for Visual Culture. International Symposium for the Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley to be funded by the Academy of Korean Studies and to be held at the University of California Berkeley on March 14–15, 2019 (Organizer & Grant Writer: Kyunghee Pyun)

Business of Contemporary Art in the Demise of Small or Midsize Galleries. The 107th College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Hilton Hotel and Convention Center, New York City, 16 February 2019 (Organizer & Chair: Kyunghee Pyun)

Beyond the Bamboo Canvas: Innovative Instruction in a Globalized Classroom. Conference for the Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG), State University of New York and the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Fashion Institute of Technology, The Dubinsky Student Center, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 2 November 2018 (Organizers: Kyunghee Pyun and Elaine Maldonado)

Shibori Workshop with Mr. Hiroshi Murase of the Suzusan Company, Arimatsu, Japan. Workshop funded by the Japan Foundation Global Partnership and held at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1 November 2018 (Organizer: Kyunghee Pyun)

Modernity and Visibility of Asian-ness in Popular Culture: A Reconsideration. Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) Annual Conference, International Christian University in Tokyo, June 30–July 1, 2018 (Organizer/Discussant: Kyunghee Pyun)

Select Public Lectures (Invited)

“Dressed to Fit In: Fashion, Food, and Ethnicity in Modern Asia.” Distinguished Lecture Series in Art History. Hollins University, Roanoke, West Virginia, 24 October 2018

“Reflections on Cultural Tourism: Cross Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation.”  Universidad del Caribe, Cancun, Mexico, 15 May 2018

“Addressing Identity Politics in Modern Asia: Hybrid Fashion and Cultural Cross-dressing.” Keynote Lecture, Fashioning Identities in Asia, 2018 Symposium at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco, 4–5 April 2018

Papers Delivered

“Hybrid Dandyism and Cultural Appropriation in Modern Korea.” Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea: Transnational Perspectives for Visual Culture. International Symposium for the Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley funded by the Academy of Korean Studies and held at the University of California Berkeley, March 14–15, 2019

“Pedagogical Challenges of Silk Road Textiles: Twenty Years after When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles.” Silk Road Textiles: Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage. Symposium and 3rd IASSRT Meeting, International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT), hosted by the Korea National University of Culture Heritage and the China National Silk Museum in Buyeo, the Republic of Korea, 5–9 November 2018 in Buyeo, the Republic of Korea (Organizers: Sim Yeon-ok and Feng Zhao)

“Marketable Potential of Hanbok: Textile Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction.” Seol Won Foundation’s International Embroidery Study Summer Program, Seol Won Foundation Headquarter, New York City, 25 August 2018

“Hybrid Dandyism in East Asia: Torn between Masculinity and National Identity.” Modernity and Visibility of Asian-ness in Popular Culture: A Reconsideration. Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) Annual Conference, International Christian University in Tokyo, 30 June–1 July 2018 (Organizer/Discussant: Kyunghee Pyun)

Exhibitions and Curatorial Activities

Postmodernism and Aesthetics: Collide or Steer? Gallery Korea of Korean Cultural Center New York (October 10–December 14, 2018): commissioner and catalogue editor

Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity. The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY) (28 February–13 April 2018); The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York, Old Westbury (5 February–15 March 2018); The Arthur M. Berger Gallery, Manhattanville College (18 October–10 November 2018): co-curator and catalogue editor

Awards and Fellowships

Fulbright Specialist Roster 2019-2022, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning

Nomination for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities, December 2018

Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership (CGP), 2018: received a grant of $4,310 to invite a Japanese master of artisanal crafts for the conference, Beyond the Bamboo Canvas: Innovative Instruction in a Globalized Classroom at Fashion Institute of Technology on 2 November 2018

SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Grant (CID), 2018–2019: received a grant of $3,000 to organize a conference with a project entitled “Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students” as additional funding to execute NEH-funded project

NEH (National Endowments for the Humanities) Humanities Connections Implementation Grant (Division of Education Programs), 2018-2021: received a grant of $100,000 to create new interdisciplinary curriculum to incorporate history of business and labor with existing or new courses with a project entitled Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students (co-PI for PI, Daniel Levinson Wilk at Fashion Institute of Technology)

Kyujanggak Archive Travel Grant, Kyujanggak Institute of Korean Studies, Seoul National University, July 2018

FACT2 Award for Excellence in Instruction 2017–2018 on 23 May 2018. The SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2): received an award for creating the Bamboo Canvas: Diverse Techniques of Asian Arts and Crafts by engaging innovative uses of technology in the teaching and learning process and incorporating new or existing technology in ways that enhance the curriculum and engage students using methods and strategies that are scalable and transportable to other settings

President’s Faculty Excellence Award 2018 on 21 May 2018. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York: only one or two faculty members receive this award each year. 

Molly Schoen

Conference Activity

Visual Resources Association annual conference, March 26-29 2019, Los Angeles, CA
Workshop Presenter, Lesson Planning for Fair Use and Visual Literacy


Schoen, Molly and Sarah Blazer. “Copyright and Citations for Multimedia Sources,” Multimodal Composing: Strategies for Twenty-First-Century Writing Consultations, edited by Brian Fallon and Lindsay Sabatino. University Press of Colorado, 2019.

Invited Talks

Spotlight: Experts Talk {Digital} Writing Pedagogy. Lecture series at the Fashion Institute of Technology Writing Studio.

Professional Service

Advisor, FIT College Democrats

Member, Visual Resources Association Travel Awards Committee 


Peer Reviewed Book Chapter

“Technologies of Indeterminacy: John Cage Invents” in Hybrid Practices: Arts in Collaboration with Science and Technology in the Long 1960s, edited by David Cateforis, Steven Duval, and Shepherd Steiner (University of California Press, 2018), 165-186.

Conference Presentations

Co-presenter (with Natasha Degen) of the Field Study Course at the UAE at Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) Field Meeting 6: Thinking Collections, Dubai, UAE, January 2019; supported by FIT Faculty Development grant.

Presenter, “Scoring Time: John Cage’s Diary,” Session Making/Writing Artists Lives (chairs Monica Bravo & Sarah Kanouse), Annual Conference of the College Art Association (CAA), New York, February 2019



Conference Activity

OLC Innovate 2019, April 3-5, 2019, Denver Colorado

Co-speaker: “Teaching Online Through Visual Storytelling”


Edited: Maurizio Pellegrin: Selected Installation 1987 - 2015. A Visual Journey. The Hub Tantrums, New York, 2019

Author: The Red Craze in Fashion History Timeline, July, 2018

Titian. Two Portraits of Pietro Aretino, in Smarthistory, August, 2018

Aldo Manuzio, the man who invented the modern book, in Smarthistory, April 2019



Conference Activity

College Art Association annual conference, February 13-16, 2019, New York, NY
Paper Presented, TheHuddled Masses” Made Human: Using Nineteenth-Century Nativist Imagery to Discuss Immigration Policy

Association of Historians of American Art fifth biennial symposium, October 4-6, 2018, Twin Cities, MN
Paper Presented, “The Last Embraces were Terrible to See:” Thomas Hovenden’s Breaking Home Ties in the Context of Irish Immigration



Publications: Peer-Reviewed Journal Essays

State v. Charles Conroy: New York City Photographers’ Battle for Free Speech in the Late-Nineteenth Century,” New York History Journal 99, no. 3-4 (Summer/Fall, 2018), 356-369.

Invited Lectures                 

"Obscenity in Law and Culture in the Age of Anthony Comstock," University of New Hampshire School of Law, The Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, March 27, 2019.

“From Charles Willson Peale to Robert Mapplethorpe: Philadelphia on the Front Lines of the Fight for Artistic Freedom,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,  March 6, 2019.

Lust on Trial. In Conversation with Nadine Strossen,” First Amendment Salon, Ballard Spar LLP, New York City, December 4, 2018.

“Met Perspectives: Art and Truth in the American Wing,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 16, 2018.

"Lunchbag Book Talk: Lust on Trial," Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., November 14, 2018.

"The Quagmire of Government Censorship Efforts in the Age of Anthony Comstock" Archer Center, The University of Texas System in Washington, D.C., November 14, 2018.

"John Haberle's Bachelor's Drawer: Public and Private (Still) Life in 1894," Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, October 19, 2018.

"Lust on Trial," History Book Festival, Lewes, Delaware, Sept. 28-29, 2018.

"Lust on Trial," New York City Bar Association, New York, September 26, 2018.

"Lust on Trial," Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, September 25, 2018.

"Lust on Trial," Amagansett Free Library, New York, August 25, 2018.

Public Presentations

"The Past, Present, and Future of American Free Speech: A Conversation with Nadine Strossen, Amy Werbel, and Daniel Levinson-Wilk," Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheater, October 23, 2018.

“Lessons from 1915: Why We Cannot Retreat from the Fight for Academic Freedom” AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, June 15, 2018.

“Fool’s Errand: Art Censorship and the #Resistance,” 2018 Joint Annual Meeting on Law and Society, June 7, 2018.


Podcast, American Bar Association, Modern Law Library, “How Anthony Comstock’s Anti-Obscenity Crusade Changed American Law (released June 6, 2018).


Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, Leon Levy Senior Fellow, 2018

Professional Leadership

Session Chair, “Go Public, Young Scholar,” College Art Association Annual Conference, forthcoming, 2019

Member of the Advisory Board, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, 2017