In addition to this year’s regular ASECS offerings, the schedule will include a memorial gathering dedicated to Mary Sheriff (1950–2016).
Please join us Thursday, March 30, from 6:00 to 7:00pm as we remember our colleague, dear friend, and mentor. There will be a cash bar, a short program, and an opportunity for people to share memories and celebrate Mary’s vibrant life.
The room is Lakeshore A, on the first floor of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Please email Joanna Gohmann at email@example.com or Hyejin Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In addition to this year’s regular CAA offerings, the schedule includes a memorial session for Mary Sheriff (other Enfilade postings for CAA 2017 have been updated with the addition). The session is open to the public, and no conference registration is required to attend. Tara Zanardi’s session ‘Superpowers in the Global Eighteenth Century: Empire, Colonialism, and Cultural Contact’ (Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:30–12:00) will also be dedicated to Mary.
Beyond CAA, other events are planned, including two symposia in conjunction with the exhibition Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment, curated by Mary Sheriff and Melissa Hyde. In addition, there’s a gathering in Paris at INHA scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at 3:30 in the Salle Mariette.
Key Conversation: Mary Sheriff (1950–2016): A Memorial Session
Saturday, 18 February 2017, 12:15–1:15, Madison Suite, 2nd Floor
Chair: Francesca Fiorani (University of Virginia)
Join this session to remember Mary Sheriff. Come together, share memories, and celebrate her achievements.
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Note (added 26 January) — The original posting listed an incorrect date for the Paris event; it’s been corrected.
From Giles’s website:
(24 July 1949 – 5 November 2016)
It is with very great sadness that we announce the death of Giles Waterfield, curator, novelist (his novel The Long Afternoon won the McKitterick Prize in 2001), and belletrist. He was Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery from 1979 to 1996 and was Director of Royal Collection Studies (organised on behalf of Royal Collection Trust by the Attingham Trust) and Associate Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art in addition to lecturing at the University of Notre Dame, London and Arcadia University.
Javier Pes’s obituary for The Art Newspaper is available here»
Thomas Marks’s tribute for Apollo Magazine is available here»
Anna Somers Cocks’s obituary for The Guardian is available here»
Condolences may be offered here»
Note (added 27 November 2016) — There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for Giles on Wednesday, 11th January 2017 at 3pm at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London. All are very welcome.
As reported by Dana Oland for the Idaho Statesman:
Boise State University art history professor Janice Neri died on Friday, October 14, after a six-year struggle with cancer. Neri, 46, moved to Boise in 2004 for her BSU position, along with her husband, sound artist Ted Apel. The couple met as undergraduate students at Pomona College in Claremont, California…
A visual culture scholar, Neri’s research looked at the role of images in the construction of knowledge about nature during the early modern period (1400–1800). She published her book The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1700 in 2011 …
Friends and colleagues can pay their respects at a memorial service at 2pm, Saturday, November 5, at Summers Funeral Home, 1205 W. Bannock St., in Boise. Instead of flowers, the family asks you make a donation to The Idaho Foodbank.
Janice’s obituary from the Idaho Statesman is available here»