Todd Cleveland's chapter, "A Minority in the Middle: Ethnic Baluba, the Portuguese Colonial State and the Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang)," appeared in the edited volume: Minorities and the State in Africa, eds. Michael Mbanaso and Chima Korieh. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2010, which was released earlier in February.
Dan Conway's article, "The evolution of metanorms: quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" appears in February's Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory, Vol. 15 Issue 3. Full citation
Paul Croll recently traveled to the University of Illinois at Chicago to give a talk entitled Making Sense of Whiteness: Understanding Attitudes about Privilege in America. While on campus, Paul also met with researchers in the department of sociology working on survey development for their upcoming Chicago Area Study.
Cathy Goebel presented two projects at the College Art Association conference last month. She first presented in the poster session on the Whistler criticism project, aimed at creating a comprehensive digital archive of the critical reception of American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903). Cathy directs this project which is managed by Michelle Richmond, art history visual resources librarian. Established through Augustana's Centre for Whistler Criticism, it offers art history majors rare undergraduate research opportunities related to these unpublished primary documents. The project is further established through collaboration with the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Art Institute of Chicago, Brown University, and the Universities of Virginia and Glasgow. Whistler criticism has been Cathy's primary scholarly research focus since undertaking her dissertation. The poster for the Whistler Criticism project can be seen here.
Cathy also presented a paper at CAA on the Liberal Arts through the AGES first-year LS project, now in its seventh year and fourth book edition at Augustana. This is the second of three national conferences at which Cathy will present this interdisciplinary art history project during the current academic year. She was earlier invited to be plenary co-speaker for the Association for General and Liberal Studies and will also present the project this spring for the Association for Core Texts and Courses. These led to further invitation to co-sponsor the ACTC conference next year with Yale University in order to showcase the project through an Augustana faculty panel. She was most recently invited by the dean at Miami-Dade College to discuss the project with the faculty there later this month. Cathy relates two aspects of the project that most interest colleagues from other institutions: 1) how was the concept/thesis first envisioned? and 2) how impressive, in their estimate, is its success as represented by the collegial interdisciplinary faculty/student collaboration that resulted. Cathy is grateful to everyone who took part in Origins of Modernity/Liberal Arts through the AGES and especially to faculty, student, staff and administrative contributors who are the essential heart of the project. She particularly wishes to note significant contributions made by Sherry Maurer, director of the Augustana Art Museum, and Beth Ducey, art history secretary and graphic designer for the books, as well as her colleagues in the Department of Art History: Margaret Morse, Naoko Gunji and Michelle Richmond. Read the paper here.
Ian Harrington presented some of his research at the annual conference of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology in Anaheim, California in February. The presentation was entitled, "Perceptual discontinuities between sequential sounds differing in ear of presentation."
Corrine Smith (Studio Art Dept.), Director of Kaleidoscope, announces the opening reception of Midcoast Fine Arts exhibit in the Midcoast Gallery West, 1629 - 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, on Friday, March 12, 2010 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. The exhibit features mixed media by Corrine Smith and ceramic works by Ashley Fulton. The closing reception is Friday, April 16th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.
Stephen Warren received a Sabbatical Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society as well as a Gilder Lehrman Fellowship from the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg. Both awards will enable Warren to research and write his next book, 'The Greatest Travelers in America': Place, Transience, and Cultural Survival in Shawnee and Woodland Indian History during the 2010-102011 academic year."