Tyler Tschirhart receives Center for the Study of Ancient Italy Summer Fieldwork Fellowship
Fri. April 29, 2016
The Center for the Study of Ancient Italy (CSAI) is pleased to announce Tyler Tschirhart as the recipient of the 2016 CSAI Summer FIeldwork Fellowship. An art history and biochemistry double major, Tyler is a junior who is working on an honors thesis that focuses on renovations of the Horologium Augusti by the Emperors Domitian and Hadrian.
The CSAI fellowship will pay for Tschirhart to travel to Italy and participate in the Oplontis Project May 22 – June 17, 2016. This CSAI excavation project studies two ancient Roman sites at Oplontis, a seaside town destroyed by the same eruption that covered Pompeii. In addition to getting the chance to excavate at Oplontis Villa B, he will work on research projects with the project's directors, Professor John Clarke and Dr. Michael Thomas. This research will include the opportunity to study and catalog wall painting fragments with Professor Clarke and document architectural masonry with Dr. Thomas. This trip will be Tschirhart's first to Italy.
"Last year, I found my calling in art history and quickly fell in love with the the way in which politics shaped the city of Imperial Rome," says Tschirhart.
Tschirhart hopes to go to graduate school in order to earn his Ph.D. in Roman art and architecture. He is also interested in antiquities law and the antiquities market. His hobbies include keeping up with world news and politics, watching movies and television shows, and collecting trivial knowledge.
Penelope Davies presents paper at the National Univesrity of Ireland
Sun. April 17, 2016
Penelope Davies presents a paper entitled, “Challenging the public transcript: vandalism and resistance in Republican Rome," at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Review of Eddie Chambers' Black Artists in British Art: A History Since the 1950s published in Art History journal
Fri. April 15, 2016