Michael Yonan—Alan Templeton Professor of European Art, UC Davis

Posted in Member News by Editor on November 18, 2020

Michael Yonan has been named the inaugural Alan Templeton Endowed Professor of European Art, 1600–1830, at the University of California, Davis. Professor Yonan received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and taught previously at the University of Missouri. In 2019 he was visiting guest professor in the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Yonan is the author of Empress Maria Theresa and the Politics of Habsburg Imperial Art (Penn State, 2011) and Messerschmidt’s Character Heads: Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History (Routledge, 2018). With Stacey Sloboda he co-edited the volume Eighteenth-Century Art Worlds: Global and Local Geographies of Art (Bloomsbury, 2019). His most recent articles are “Martin van Meytens’s Portrait of Johann Michael von Grosser (c. 1700–1784): The Business of Nobility,” which appeared in Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum Stockholm (2019); and “Knowing the World through Rococo Ornamental Prints,” in Organic Supplements: Bodies, Objects, and the Natural World, 1580–1750, ed. Miriam Jacobson and Julie Park (University of Virginia Press, 2020). From 2012 to 2016 he was president of HECAA and now serves on the ASECS Executive Board.

Currently he is researching a book-length study of south German rococo design and with colleagues in Stockholm is planning a collection of essays on global material culture in early modern Sweden. He welcomes undergraduates interested in eighteenth-century art to apply to the MA program at UC Davis.

Walpole Library Pauses Visiting Fellowship and Travel Grant Program

Posted in opportunities by Editor on November 18, 2020

The Lewis Walpole Library announces the temporary suspension of its Visiting Fellowship and Travel Grant program due to the pandemic.

The program has been postponed indefinitely, and we will not be accepting applications this year. We hope to be able to put out a call in the autumn of 2021 for applications with a deadline in January 2022 for Fellowships to be taken up between July 2022 and June 2023.

The Library is committed to ensuring that this postponement is temporary, and 2019–20 and 2020–21 Fellowship and Travel Grant award recipients who have not been able to come to the Library to take up their research know they will be accommodated when we are finally able to resume welcoming in-person residential non-Yale researchers.

Details of the Visiting Fellowship and Travel Grant program and information about application requirements are still on our website where we will post updates as we have them. Be sure to check the page from time to time to get the most current information.

We look forward to brighter days when we can restart our active Fellowship program. Please contact us at walpole@yale.edu with any questions.

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