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Allison Martino writes blog post for UK National Archives

So often, we experience the final products of things – a book, presentation, article or film. What’s often sidelined is discussion of how we actually go about our work. All those messy drafts. Early mornings or late nights analysing data..."

Patricia Simmons to give lecture at Kalamazoo College

The Feb. 17, 2017 public lecture will explore "Susanna and the Elders: Re-viewing the Model of the Male Gaze"

One of the three largest departments of art history in North America with specialists covering every major continent, Michigan has ranked among the top art history doctoral programs nationally. The department traces its origins to 1910, and has been home to some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. In keeping with this long tradition, we encourage interdisciplinary work to take advantage of the University’s great strengths across fields, including anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, film studies, women’s studies, area studies, and law.