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Joanna Gardner-Huggett published "Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Feminist Collaboration and Domestic Discruption," Woman's Art Journal 44, 2 (Fall/Winter 2023): 22-32.

Delia Cosentino's book, Resurrecting Tenochtitlan: Imaging the Aztec Capital in Modern Mexico City (co-authored with Adriana Zavala and published through the University of Texas Press, 2023), was shortlisted for the 2024 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award (College Art Association) and received Honorable Mention in the 2024 ALAA-Arvey Foundation Book Award (Association for Latin American Art).

Delia Cosentino was a recipient of 2023 Spirit of Inquiry Award from the University Research Council.

Mark DeLancey presented his research on the Tomb of Askia Muhammad in Gao, Mali as part of a roundtable discussion entitled "Sources, Heritage, and Experimental History in Premodern Africa: New Tools, Old Debates" at Northwestern University's Institute for the Study of Islam in Africa (ISITA) on Feb. 21, 2024; at the African Studies Association 66th Annual Meeting in San Francisco on Dec. 30, 2023; and as a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through the Center for African Studies Timbuktu Talks series on Nov. 10, 2023.

Delia Cosentino's​ Spring 2023 Newberry L​ibrary Undergraduate Seminar, co-taught with Dr. Emmanuel Ortega (University of Illinois ​at Chicago), was featured in the Newberry's blog​ post "The Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar: Students Bring New Insights to the Collection".​

​Mark DeLancey presented “Vernacular Architecture in Africa: Recognizing African Architects" at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as part of the Eighth Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum) on May 3, 2023.

Mark DeLancey published “King Njoya's Palace: Responding to Colonial Architecture in Cameroon" in German Colonial Architecture in Africa, ed. Itohan Osayimwese, London: Bloomsbury, 2023, 121-162.

Delia Cosentino​ co-authored​ Resurrecting Tenochtitlan: Imagining the Aztec Capital in Modern Mexico City (University of Texas Press, 2023) with Adriana Zavala of Tufts University.

Mark DeLancey published “Cameroun: European Hospital and the Pagoda,” in Deutsch-koloniale Baukulturen - 100 visuelle Primärquellen exhibition and catalog, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Technische Universität, Munich, Germany, 2023.
The exhibition runs from April 20 to June 30, 2023:

Delia Cosentino delivered a Keynote Address at the Seventh Annual Symposium of Latin American Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in March 2023.

Yun-chen Lu presented "Disability and Eccentricity: Gao Fenghan's (1​​683-1749) Inkstones and Paintings of Strange Rocks" at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Boston, MA, in March 2023.

Mark DeLancey presented “The So-Called “Tomb” of Askia Muhammad: Pilgrimage, Politics, and Colonial Myth” at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee as part of the Midwest Art History Symposium on March 31, 2023.

Delia Cosentino presented “File Under: Reconsidering Mexico City’s Foundations” at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City as part of the Association for Latin American Art Triennial in March 2023.

Mark DeLancey​ presented “Expressing Status: Permanence and Impermanence in the Architecture of Northern Cameroon” at UCLA as part of  The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Circum-Caribbean and Trans-Atlantic World, Conference 2: Ephem​eral Architectures on February 11, 2023.

Yun-chen Lu​ was awarded a 2023 Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in Chinese Studies Early Career Fellowship:

Delia Cosentino and Yun-chen Lu were named 2023-2025 Fellows for the DePaul Humanities Center Fellows Program.​

Simone Zurawski's book The Iconographie of the “Heroic" Saint Vincent de Paul & The Foundlings: Origins and Exceptionality in the Salons of the Bourbon Restoration, 1817 to 1824, published by the Vincentian Studi​es Institute, is expected for 2023.

Delia Cosentino presented “A Century of ‘Decolonization’ in Mexico City” at the Leverhulme Conference on Post-Colonial Heritage in the Present: museums, archives, art, and activism, Rome, in October 2022.

Marin Sullivan published Alloys: American Sculpture and Architecture at Midcentury (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2022).

Delia Cosentino published “Transplanting Christianity: Franciscan Martyrdom and the Spiritual Tree in Early Colonial Mexico” in Spiritual Vegetation: Vegetal Nature in Religious Contexts Across Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Guita Lamsechi & B. Trinca, Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Spring 2022.

Delia Cosentino presented “Mapping Balbuena’s Grandeza Mexicana (1604) and Seeing the World” at the Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, in February 2022.

Elena Boeck was named a 2022-2024 Fellow for the DePaul Humanities Center Fellows Program.

Joanna Gardner-Huggett published “The Art of Flocking: Sapphire and Crystals, Education, Community Building, and Collaboration,” Panorama, Journal of Historians of American Art 7, 2 (Fall 2021), 1-15.
Mark DeLancey presented “Colonial Era Architecture of the Colonized in Early 20th Century Cameroon" in the Architectures of Colonialism: Constructed Histories, Conflicting Memories, Sixth Interdisciplinary Colloquium for the DFG Research Training Group 1913 Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings at Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany on June 18, 2021.

Cheryl Bachand presented and chaired the panel session "Museum/University Partners: Expanding Paths to Access Beyond Internships," at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference in June 2021.

Simone Zurawski published “The Chapelle des Lazaristes and Reliquary Shrine of St. Vincent de Paul, 1850 to 1860: An Exposé of Competing Aesthetic Schemes & Their Resolutions in the Alliance des Arts,” in Vincentian Heritage Journal, vol. 36 no. 1 (Spring 2021): Article 4. Accessible online at:

Simone Zurawski was the 2021 recipient for the Via Sapientiae Award.
Mark DeLancey presented “The Palace of King Njoya: Colonialism, Modernity, and Islam,” in the Silsila: Center for Material Histories Fall 2020 Lecture Series, Islam in Africa: Material Histories at New York University, New York on Oct. 14, 2020.

Cheryl Bachand published “Rethinking Architecture in the Realm of House Museum Interpretation," in Kenneth C. Turino and Max A. Van Balgooy eds. Reimagining Historic House Museums: New Approaches and Proven Solutions,  (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

Elena Boeck published “More Numerous than the Stars in Heaven: an Eighteenth-Century Multi-Media Compendium of Mariology,” in Vera Shevzov and Amy Adams, eds. Framing Mary (DeKalb: Northern Illinois Press, 2018).

Delia Cosentino is Guest Editor for the thematic volume “Cartographic Styles and Discourse” for Artl@s Bulletin, 7, 2 to be published in Autumn 2018.

Lisa Mahoney was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in June 2018.

Simone Zurawski chaired and presented a paper at the session “Recent Trends in Art and Architecture of the Napoleonic Era and Beyond: Paris-Rome,” which was held at the annual meeting of the Consortium of the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850 in February 2018.

Mark DeLancey published five essays in Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet (NY: Harry N. Abrams, 2017).

Joanna Gardner-Huggett co-edited a special issue of Historical Geography with Susan Gagliardi, entitled Spatial Art History in the Digital Realm (December 2017).

Mark Pohlad’s monograph James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland by Ohio State University Press was published in August 2017, accompanying a multi-venue exhibition sponsored by the Columbus Museum of Art.

Curtis Hansman was awarded an LAS Excellence in Teaching Award for Contingent Faculty in Fall 2016.

Susan Solway’s recent book Medieval Coins and Seals: Constructing Identity, Signifying Power was selected as an “Outstanding Academic Title” by Brepols publishers.  

In Memoriam

Professor Emerita Sally A. Kitt Chappell (1929–2021)