Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Department of Archaeology and Art History is very pleased to announce the summer plans of its Archaeology, Art History and Classical Studies majors:
Alexandra C., Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Internship, IN
Morgan D., Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Elizabeth F., Poggio Civitate (Murlo) Field School, Italy
Travis J., Binchester Project Excavations at Roman Vinovium, United Kingdom
Kayla K., Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Carissa K., Educational Programs Assistant, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, IN
Sam K., Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Elizabeth L., Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Internship, Norman, OK
Katie M., Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Ashley M., Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Ben O., Jezreel Expedition, Israel
Korine P., the University of Southern Indiana’s Fort Ouiatenon Excavations, IN
Amy R., Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library Volunteer, TX
Marley R., Courson Archaeological Research Field School, TX
Dorothy S., Registrar, Newburgh Museum, IN
Mike S., Jezreel Expedition, Israel
The Department of Archaeology and Art History is pleased to announce the winner of our first Art History Internship Award: Art History major Elizabeth Long. Elizabeth will receive $500 to support her summer internship experience at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, OK. Congratulations, Elizabeth!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Fourteen students graduated with degrees in Archaeology, Art History and Classical Studies on Saturday May 4, 2013.
|Some of our 2013 graduates at the senior picnic last week.|
The Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Shirely Schwarz Prize for Research in Art History: May 2013 graduates Kevin Kay (archaeology) and Hilary Waltz (art history). Kevin's paper is entitled "Dissociative Cognition and Transcendental Sociality in Chauvet Cave" and Hilary's paper is "The Vanishing Savage? 19th Century American Attitudes Toward Natives and the Work of George Catlin." Both will attend graduate school in fall 2013: Kevin will begin the MPhil program in Archaeological Research at Cambridge University, UK and Hilary will enter the MA program in Art History at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Congratulations Kevin and Hilary!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Three of the twelve UE students who presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held April 11-13 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin were archaeology and art history majors!
Alexandra Cutler: “Scams and Shams: The Importance of Forgeries in Archaeology.”
Samantha Miller: “Evolution of the Villanovans to the Etruscans Through a Transition in Societal Beauty.”
Hilary Waltz: “The Savage Indian? 19th Century American Attitudes Toward Natives and the Work of George Catlin.”
Congratulations to these May 2013 graduates!
We are very pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Archaeology, Alan Kaiser, was awarded the Dean's Teaching Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Evansville yesterday! This award recognizes Dr. Kaiser's commitment to student learning and mentoring during his twelve years at UE. Congratulations, Dr. Kaiser!
|Dr. Kaiser at Hadrian's Wall.|
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
On April 13, a group of archaeology and art history students and beloved alum Mike K. toured a number of historical sites in Indiana's First City, Vincennes, with good friend of the department Ms. Alexandra Leich. After we watched an introductory video, an interpreter in period dress demonstrated the type of rifle used by George Rogers Clark and his men to capture Fort Sackville from the British in 1779.
We then visited the impressive George Rogers Clark Memorial, which was dedicated by President Roosevelt in 1936.
After a tour of Indiana's oldest church - the beautiful Old Cathedral - and its very interesting library and museum with Father Schipp, we visited the Old French House and Indian Museum. Built in 1809, the house is an excellent example of French Creole architecture. Historian Richard Day was our interpreter and we were really impressed by his knowledge of early Indiana history.
After a somewhat chilly picnic lunch featuring Alexandra's awesome brownies, we were given an excellent tour of Grouseland, the mansion owned by first governor of the Indiana Territory and 9th US President, William Henry Harrison.
We concluded our trip with a visit to historic buildings next to Grouseland, including a log cabin, a print shop, a building used by the Territorial Legislature, and the Jefferson Academy (precursor to the oldest university in Indiana, Vincennes University). A good time was had by all!