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Bard School’s Division of the Arts is happy to announce the appointment of Anne Hunnell Chen as Assistant Professor of Artwork Historical past and Visible Tradition. Her tenure-track appointment begins within the 2022–23 educational 12 months.
Anne Hunnell Chen specializes within the artwork and archaeology of the globally related Late Roman world. She is the founder and director of the NEH-funded International (Digital) Dura-Europos Archive (IDEA), aimed at digital reassembly and recontextualization of archaeological info from a uniquely preserved archaeological website of cross-disciplinary significance. Dr. Chen has revealed on Roman, Persian, and Digital Humanities subjects, and taught equally wide-ranging coursework.
As well as, she is at the moment at work on a monograph, Tetrarchic Artwork, Structure, and Ideology Between East and West (284-325 CE). Taking a transculturally-sensitive, multimedia, and contextual strategy, hers is the primary guide to deal with the imperial artwork of this important transitional period in its personal proper, somewhat than as an adjunct in a longue durée narrative. She argues that emperors of this period sensitively adjusted their ideological messaging to handle ever-evolving inner and exterior political pressures—together with inordinate stress from the Persian Sassanid East—and that the stylistic abstraction mostly related to the imperial artwork of the interval was not as all-pervasive as typically assumed.
She has excavated on the Roman Baths in Iesso (Spain), and on the Roman imperial palace at Felix Romuliana (Serbia), a UNESCO World Heritage website. In 2013–14, she spent a 12 months as a fellow within the Division of the Historical Close to East on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork in New York the place she labored on the worldwide mortgage exhibition Assyria to Iberia on the Daybreak of the Classical Age. Dr. Chen additionally serves as co-chair of the worldwide Pelagios Community, and an historic marketing consultant for the Digital Middle for Late Antiquity (VCLA).
She earned her B.A. diploma from the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill within the fields of Artwork Historical past and Classical Research, and her Ph.D. in Artwork Historical past and Archaeology from Columbia College. Previous to becoming a member of the Bard group, she taught at Brown, Hofstra, and Yale Universities.
Photograph: Anne Hunnell Chen.