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MemberBar Leshem

… Gurion University of the Negev, Department of the Arts.
Dissertation advisor: Prof. Nirit Ben-Arieh Debby
Dissertation subject: Didactic Imagery on Sixteenth-Century Italian Cassoni…

I’m a PhD candidate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of the Arts. I study didactic imagery on sixteenth-century Italian cassoni, under the supervision of Prof. Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby.

MemberRachel Mikos

Currently completing a doctoral studies at Charles University in Prague on a linguistic analysis of abstraction and ambiguity in Mongolian riddles. Themes includes: “ruined” and “eroded” words, Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Chinese loanwords as traces of linguistic archeology; structural analysis of parallelism, layered and stepped riddles; missing ethnographic context; cosmological imagery generated through iconopeia or image-formation words; the function of deixis, movement and stasis in Mongolian riddles.

MemberMichael Young

Michael Young has taught the history of art and architecture at Bard College, Skidmore College, Union College, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and, currently, at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include Baroque architecture in Central Europe, especially Bohemia, the arts of traditional Judaism, Baroque monasticism and religious imagery in Baroque Gardens. He has received fellowships from the International Research and Exchanges Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

MemberRaymond Drainville

…Academia”. San Diego, USA: 67th Annual International Communication Conference, 26 May 2017.
2017. “Iconography of Social Media Imagery: Introduction to Method” (plus practical workshop). In “Developing New Approaches for Analysing Social Media Images&#822…

My research concentrates upon using quantitative methods to assist in the iconographic analysis of viral imagery. By using data provided from social media platforms, I look at users’ patterns of sharing and commentary, and demonstrate how those patterns are connected to long-standing image practices and themes. Some of these go back millennia, and I argue that they structure what we see.

MemberStella Marega

Political Philosopher and Politologist. My research focuses on the relationships between philosophy, religion and politics, with special attention to the processes of re-divinization of politics and to the eschatological tension in modern political movements. I investigated thoroughly the thought of Eric Voegelin, Karl Löwith, Jakob Taubes, Alois Dempf, and the legacy of Joachim of Fiore’s eschatological theology of history in modern society. I also deal with problems of symbolic interpretations of political power, corporeality and apocalypse in post-modern imagery and in popular culture.

MemberNicole Ford Burley

My primary field of interest is medieval art, with a particular focus on representations of scholastic thought. My current project examines the use of cosmological imagery in pavements in 11th- through 13th-century architecture, with a particular eye to the influence of scientific diagrams on floor decoration. More generally, I am interested in the intersection of secular and sacred in art throughout the Middle Ages, and in using such relationships to better understand medieval culture.

MemberLéna Remy-Kovach

My name is Léna Remy-Kovach. I am a Ph.D. Student in North American Indigenous Literatures at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, in Germany. I study the notions of healing and (re)conciliation in contemporary Horror and Gothic Indigenous novels. My current projects include the imagery of hunger and cannibalism in contemporary Native horror literature, the commodification of Native American monsters in Horror television series, and the use of traditional Euro-American creatures and tropes in modern Horror by Indigenous writers from Turtle Island.

MemberRebecca Seifried

I am a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas. My research focuses on the interaction between marginal, rural regions and expanding empires in the medieval and post-medieval Eastern Mediterranean, using a combination of archaeological data, archival sources, and remotely-sensed imagery analysis. My current project, “European Frontiers: Rural Spaces and Expanding States,” looks at the local experience of living in imperial frontiers, focusing on case studies from highland Crete and Dalmatia. Results of the study will provide insight into how frontier communities are shaped by the process of state expansion from an economical, social, political, and environmental perspective.