CHARM COMMUNITY

CHARM SUPPORTS

•  Undergraduates through partnership with the Sidney Center (formerly the Harmon Academy for Polymathic Study)

•  Junior faculty and graduate students by hosting events designed to strengthen collegial bonds within these communities.

•  Faculty and key community leaders by sharing work in progress and seeking collaborations together.

 

CHARM READS TOGETHER:

We have held asynchronous social reading events with hybrid in-person and Zoom discussions of:

OUR WORK IN PROGRESS

  • Claire Farago and Donald Preziosi “Art and the Question of Cosmopolitanism” chapter draft
    Discussion March 2, 2023
  • Susan Dackerman and Lisa Pon, new research on Renaissance art. 
    Discussion on April 12, 2023
  • Graduate student paper drafts (coming soon)

OUR RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Maya Maskarinec, Sonya Lee, and Lisa Pon discuss their chapters from:

  • City of Saints:
    Rebuilding Rome in the Early Middle Ages
    (2018)
  • Temples in the Cliffside:
    Buddhist Art in Sichuan
    (2022)
  • A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy:
    Forli’s Madonna of the Fire
    (2015, pb 2022)

Discussion on September 28, 2022

BOOK GROUP SELECTIONS

  • Rachel Devun, The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance (2021)
    Discussion on March 22, 2023
  • Help choose our next book to read
  • COMING SOON: Summer 2023 Asynchronous Social Reading
COLLABORATION WITH HOMEBOY ART ACADEMY

CHARM collaborates with Homeboy Art Academy, an organization dedicated to empowering and providing opportunities for formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated youth and adults. Through this partnership, we aim to work together with the talented artists and educators at Homeboy Art Academy to create joint projects exploring history, art, religion, and music. By combining our research expertise with the perspective and experiences of Homeboy Art Academy’s participants, we will work together to develop innovative approaches to addressing social and cultural issues through the art.

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