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First Thursday

Smith Library Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty host monthly First Thursday gatherings to recognize & celebrate the scholarly achievements of Southwestern faculty and staff.

The First Thursday receptions are held in the Periodicals Reading Room, therefore access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during these times. This event is for SU faculty and staff only.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Erika Berroth, Associate Professor of German

Article “Brücken zwischen Mathematik und Deutsch: MINT im Sprachsensiblen Fachunterricht” has been published in the online open-access and print versions of IDT 2019 Brücken Gestalten: Mit Deutsch Verbinden (Menschen–Lebenswelten–Kulturen: Beiträge der XVI. Internationalen Tagung der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer, Fribourg/Freiburg, 31 July–4 Aug. 2017). IDT, the International Convention of Teachers of German, meets every fourth year and is the largest convention of German teachers worldwide. Berroth’s article was selected for publication to represent Section B3 of the convention, in which 12 scholars selected from an international pool of applicants presented on the topic of integrating STEM with the teaching and learning of German as a foreign language. Berroth’s participation was sponsored by a fellowship from the Goethe Institut, in Washington, DC.

Alisa Gaunder, Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty

Coauthored an article with Sarah Wiliarty titled “Conservative Women in Germany and Japan: Chancellors versus Madonnas,” which was accepted for publication in Politics and Gender. It is currently available as a featured online article and is forthcoming in hard copy.

Patrick Hajovsky, Associate Professor of Art History

Published “Shifting Panoramas: Contested Visions of Cuzco’s 1650 Earthquake” in The Art Bulletin (vol. 100, no. 4, December 2018, 34–61), the premier journal in the field of art history and one that is also read widely by specialists in other disciplines. The article takes a novel approach to understanding colonial-period religious activism and modern interpretations of an icon of the city of Cuzco, Peru: a large panorama of the devastating 1650 earthquake that has been on view in the city’s cathedral since the seismic event took place.

Thomas Howe, Professor of Art and Art History

Published an invitational lecture “Прогулка с властью: новый свет на контроль движения и просмотра в элитных римских вилл Стабии” (“Strolling with Power: New Light on Movement and Viewing in the Elite Villas of Stabiae”), originally delivered at the Gasparow Readings: Literature and Politics in Classical Antiquity conference, organized jointly by the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) and by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), at the RSUH in Moscow, April 19–22, 2017, in volume 3, issue 4 of Shagi/Steps (2018; pp. 234–250; in Russian). Howe has been working with a team from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, since 2010 at Stabiae. The article presents interpretations on how guests actually moved around the garden of the Villa Arianna, Stabiae, based on results of recent excavations and publications from 2007 to 2017.

Gave an invitational plenary session keynote lecture, “The Development of Panoramic Sensibilities in Art, Literature, Architecture and Gardens in the Villas in the Bay of Naples in the Late Republic and Early Empire: the Perspective from Stabiae,” at the conference Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art (Актуальные проблемы теории и истории искусства), organized by the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg State University, State Tretyakov Gallery, and State Hermitage Museum, at the Moscow State University, Moscow on Oct. 2, 2018. The lecture points out that a coincidence of innovations in developing a “panoramic” sensibility and cross-axial views uniting architecture to nature in Roman painting, architecture, landscape design, and poetry all occurred simultaneously between c. 30 B.C and A.D. 30 at the end of the Civil Wars and beginning of the Empire.

Published a book chapter titled “The Social Status of the Villas of Stabiae” in Roman Villas in the Mediterranean Basin: Late Republic to Late Antiquity (eds. G. Métraux and A. Marzano; Cambridge University Press, 2018; pp. 97–119). The publication is the first comprehensive Mediterranean-wide study on the topic involving all national scholarly communities in the Mediterranean. The paper lays out the broad questions of the history of the Stabiae villas that guided research questions at the time of the outset of excavation in 2007.

Joshua Long, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Long, J., and Rice, J. L. (2018). From sustainable urbanism to climate urbanism. Urban Studies,
DOI: 0042098018770846.  

Long, J., and Kincaid, P. (2018). A Red City Goes Green: The Renewable Energy Partnership of
Georgetown, Texas and Southwestern University. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 11(6),

Rice, J. L., Cohen, D. A., Long, J. and Jurjevich, J. (2019). Contradictions of the Climate-
friendly City: New Perspectives on Eco-Gentrification and Housing Justice. International
Journal of Urban and Regional Research: DOI:10.1111/1468-2427.12740