History of Art Graduate Students Win Top Awards


By Stephanie Harrell
Aug 11, 2014 Bookmark and Share

Travel is essential to art historical research. Graduate students in art history typically spend one, two, or even three years doing on-site study, working in museums and archives, gaining first-hand knowledge of cultures and places, and coming to know scholars active in their fields. Fellowships and grants that enable them to conduct this high-level and intense research are awarded through a very selective process, and only the highest caliber students obtain them. The extensive list of awards won this year is a testament to the quality of our program and its students. Congratulations to all our graduate students, who continue to impress us with their intelligence, creativity, innovation, and hard work.


Katharine Campbell
John H. D’Arms Spring/Summer Fellowship, 2013
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, 2014
Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Research Grant, 2014

Rachel Chamberlain
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2014-15

Chun Wa Chan
William P. Malm Award for Outstanding Student Writing in Japanese Studies, 2014
Center for Japanese Studies Short Term Travel Grant, 2013-14
Center for Japanese Studies Summer Fellowship, 2013

Ashley Dimmig
Historians of Islamic Art Association Graber Travel Grant, 2014

Antje Gamble
AAIS Graduate Student Travel Grant: American Association of Italian Studies, 2014
Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship in History of Art: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 2013-14
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship: Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund, 2013-14 (declined)

Nick Hartigan
Smithsonian American Art Museum Predoctoral Fellow, 2014-15
Terra Foundation for American Art and Chicago Humanities Festival Annual Seminar 2013-14

Lehti Keelmann
Rackham International Research Award, 2014
Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Grant, 2014
Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies PhD Dissertation Grant, 2014-15

Vivian Li
Getty Library Grant, 2014
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, 2014-15
Charles Lang Freer Fellowship, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2013-14

Grant Mandarino
DAAD Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2014-15     
Fulbright Dissertation Research Fellowship (alternate), 2014-15     
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, 2013

Allison Martino
Department of Afroamerican and African Studies South Africa Initiatives Office Fellowship, 2014
Rackham International Research Award, 2014

Ashley Miller
J. William Fulbright US Student Research Grant, Morocco, 2014-15
Henry P. Tappan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies, 2013
Georges Lurcy Foundation Fellowship for Research in France, 2013-14

Elizabeth Rauh
Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Modern Arab Art, Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey, 2013

Kristine Ronan
Native American Art Studies Association Travel Award, 2013

Kristin Schroeder
Fulbright Research Grant, Germany, 2013-14
DAAD Graduate Fellowship, 2013 (declined)

Wendy Sepponen
Institute of Historical Research Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, 2013-14
Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Grant, 2014
D'Arms Spring/Summer Fellow, 2014

Alice Sullivan
Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship, 2014-15
Rensselaer W. Lee Memorial Grant in Art History, Renaissance Society of America, 2014
Joan B. Kessler Award, 2014
Travel Bursary for conference paper judged meritorious, Medieval Academy of America, 2014
Constantine A. Tsangadas Fellowship, 2013-14
The Henry P. Tappan Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
Fulbright Research Scholarship, Romania (alternate), 2013-14
John H. D'Arms Spring/Summer Research Fellowship, 2013
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Summer Research Fellowship, 2013
Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Research Grant, 2013
International Institute Conference Travel Grant, 2013

Emily Talbot
Dissertation Fellowship, Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities, 2014
Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Centre, 2014
Margaret Dow Towsley Scholar, Center for the Education of Women, 2013-14

Anna Wieck
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, 2014-15
Fulbright Research Grant, Spain, 2013-14