Suzanne Preston Blier
Allen Whitehill Clowes Chair of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Suzanne Preston Blier is an historian of African art and architecture in both the History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies Departments. She also is a member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Most recently she has published Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba: Ife History, Power and Identity c.1300. (2015 Cambridge University Press) and with David Bindman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is publishing The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art (2015 Harvard University Press). A forthcoming volume addresses: Picasso’s Demoiselles: Pornography, Primitivism, and Darwin. Her first book The Anatomy of Architecture: Ontology and Metaphor in Batammaliba Architectural Expression (Cambridge University press; paperback, Chicago University Press, 1987) won the Arnold Rubin Prize. Her second book, African Vodun: Art, Psychology, and Power (1995) received the Charles Rufus Morey Prize.
University Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art, University of Cambridge
Donal Cooper is University Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College. He has published widely on ecclesiastical art and architecture in late medieval and Renaissance Italy with a particular focus on the patronage of the Franciscan order. His co-authored monograph with Janet Robson, The Making of Assisi, won the 2014 Art Book Prize. Donal has collaborated with museum colleagues on two digital reconstructions of Florentine churches, Santa Chiara (V&A, 2009) and San Pier Maggiore (National Gallery, 2015).
James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Duke University
Ingrid Daubechies earned her Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In addition to seminal advances in time-frequency analysis, she is best known for her breakthroughs in wavelet research and contributions to digital signal processing. Some of the wavelet bases and other computational techniques she developed were incorporated into the JPEG2000 standard for image compression. Ingrid’s career has seen many impressive firsts: the first female full professor of mathematics at Princeton; the first woman to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award in Mathematics in 2000; the first woman president of the International Mathematical Union in 2010; and she is very likely the first and only mathematician to have been granted the title of Baroness by Belgium’s King Albert II.
Michael T. Davis
Professor of Art History, Mt. Holyoke College
Michael T. Davis received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and teaches at Mount Holyoke College. Specializing in the art and architecture of 13th- and 14th-century France, he has published studies of the cathedrals of Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, and Paris, the papal church of Saint-Urbain in Troyes, the royal palace in Paris, and techniques of Gothic design. He is currently at work on reconstructions of lost buildings of medieval Paris including the convent of the Franciscans, the Collège de Cluny, and the Collège de Navarre.
Professor of Art History, Bowdoin College
Pamela Fletcher is professor of art history at Bowdoin College, where her research and teaching focus on nineteenth-century art and the history of the modern art market. She is the author of Narrating Modernity: The British Problem Picture 1895-1914 (Ashgate, 2003), and the co-editor (with Anne Helmreich) of The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London 1850-1939 (Manchester University Press, 2011), and co-author (with David Israel) The London Gallery Project (2007, revised 2012), an interactive digital map of London’s nineteenth-century art market. She was recently appointed the first editor in the new field of digital humanities and art history for caa.reviews.
Paul B. Jaskot
Professor of History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University
Paul B. Jaskot is professor of art history at DePaul University and, currently, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art). In addition to his work on the political history of Nazi Germany and its impact on 20th-century German art and architecture, Jaskot has been involved since 2007 with the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, a group that has attempted to model how the use of GIS helps to address central historical questions about the Holocaust. Jaskot was also co-director in 2014 of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History.
C. Griffith Mann
Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters , Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dr. C. Griffith Mann has served as the Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters since September 2013. In this role, he is responsible for the medieval collections and curatorial staff in the Met’s main building, and for directing the staff and operations of The Cloisters, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Prior to coming to the Met, Dr. Mann served as Chief Curator and Deputy Director at The Cleveland Museum of Art, where he led the reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collections, and helped to launch Gallery One, an interactive space designed to engage visitors with works of art.
Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, University of Exeter
Fabrizio Nevola is Chair of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter (UK). In 2007 he published Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City (Yale UP) and contributed to the National Gallery exhibition catalogue Renaissance Siena: Art for a City. He is currently working on a project that considers the physical and social environment of the public space of streets in Renaissance Italy, and has published a number of articles related to this research, including the co-edited collection Experiences of the Street in Early Modern Italy in the 2013 issue of I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance. Among other projects, he has created a mobile phone app that provides a mobile immersive experience of life in the Renaissance city, Hidden Florence published in 2014 and available on GooglePlay and AppStore.
Associate Professor of Classics, University of Kansas
Associate Professor of Classics and Co-Director of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, Phil Stinson is a field archaeologist and architectural historian who teaches courses in Greek and Roman archaeology and art history, and in the history, theory, and methods of classical archaeology. His digital humanities research interests include visualizations of ancient Greek and Roman architecture, the mapping of archaeological sites and cultural heritage sites using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and concepts of knowledge representation and digital materiality.
Associate Professor of Art History, University of Virginia
Specializing in Buddhist art of medieval China and East Asia in general, Dorothy Wong’s research addresses topics of art in relation to religion and society, and of the relationship between religious texts/doctrine and visual representations.