VSGC student Robin Coste Lewis wins the National Book Award for poetry 

We celebrate VSGC student Robin Coste Lewis on being awarded the National Book Award for poetry for her debut volume, Voyage of the Sable Venus and other poems. Congrats!  

VSRI Welcomes Daniela Bleichmar as Director of Visual Studies Graduate Certificate

Daniela Bleichmar is a specialist in the history of visual culture, knowledge production and circulation, cross-cultural exchange, collecting and display, and prints and books in the early modern world. She has published on botanical art in Enlightenment science, the connection between natural history and art collections, the history of scientific observation, and issues of geographical and cultural fluidity in early modern collecting, among other topics. She has long been involved with the VSGC and the VSRI at USC.

Megan Luke Awarded Robert Motherwell Book Award

Megan Luke's book, Kurt Schwitters: Space, Image, Exile, was awarded the 2015 Robert Motherwell Book Award.

VSRI Faculty Awarded Tenure 

David Albertson (Religion), Suzanne Perling Hudson (Art History) and Laura Isabel Serna (Critical Studies) were all awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. 

  VSRI Awarded Mellon Grant

VSRI has been awarded $175,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a Sawyer Seminar, “Visual History: Pictures of the Past” which will be directed by Vanessa Schwartz and Daniela Bleichmar in 2016-17.

USC Gets Mellon Money to Train Digital Scholars

In yet another sign that the digital humanities are working their way into higher education at every level, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a five-year, $1.9-million grant to the University of Southern California to support graduate-level training in digital scholarship, the university announced on Tuesday. 
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Daniela Bleichmar Receives 
2013 Leo Gershow Award

Daniela Bleichmar has been awarded the The American Historical Association's 2013 Leo Gershow Award for "the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of 17th- and 18th-century European history" for her book Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions & Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

Catherine Clark Receives Lawrence R. 
Schehr Memorial Award

Former VSGC graduate student Catherine Clark has been awarded the Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award for her essay, “The Vidéothèque de Paris, Archive of the Future." Dr. Catherine E. Clark is Assistant Professor of French in the Foreign Language and Literatures department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ioana Literat published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly

VSGC graduate student Ioana Literat has published 'Participatory Innovation The Culture of Contests in Popular Science Monthly, 1918-1938' in the September issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

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