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O’Donnell Fellows and Visiting Researchers Updates

Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Margaret of Austria, 1605. Oil on canvas, 204.6 x 121.2 cm. Royal Collection Trust, RCIN 404970



Rebecca Quinn-Teresi, EODIAH Graduate Fellow

In March, Rebecca Quinn Teresi will deliver a paper at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Toronto. Her paper, “The Queen of Spain at English Court: Devotion and Diplomacy in Anglo-Spanish Relations, 1604–06,” will be part of the session “Re-assessing the Early Modern Court I: Networks and Mobility.” The paper is an abbreviated version of a chapter of her dissertation and incorporates the research she undertook in museums and archives around London last fall. 


Jacquelyn Delin McDonald, EODIAH Graduate Fellow

Jacquelyn Delin McDonald, whose thesis is “Modeling Fame, a Closer Look at the Work of Sculptor Elisabet Ney”, will be presenting two papers this semester.

At the Nineteenth Century Studies Association “Explorations” Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, she will be presenting “A Look at the German-American Sculptor Elisabet Ney: Was it a mistake to move to Texas?”

At the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies “Monuments and Memory” Conference at SMU (Southern Methodist University), she will present “Considering the Agency of ‘außergewöhnlich’‘Sculptress’ Elisabet Ney in the Albert Sidney Johnson Memorial”.


(L-R) Marjaneh Goudarzi, Fatima Esmail, Nausheen Hoosein, and our ISAAC Chinese Scholar Weiyi Wu at an EODIAH gathering


Jacopo Gnisci, Former EODIAH Graduate Fellow

EODIAH alum Jacopo Gnisci published “Illuminated Leaves from an Ethiopic Gospel Book in the Newark Museum and in the Walters Art Museum” in Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies. His article focuses on two series of loose illuminated folios kept in the collections of the Newark Museum and of the Walters Art Museum. 

Call for Applications: 2018-2019 Edith O’Donnell Graduate Fellowships

Call for applications:

2018-2019 Edith O’Donnell Graduate Fellowships at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History

The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History invites applications from current PhD students in Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas to apply for a limited number of 2018-2019 Edith O’Donnell Graduate Fellowships to support the completion of their dissertation.

We welcome applications both from students working on art history topics and from humanities students (in history, philosophy, and literature, for example) whose work intersects in productive ways with the field of art history.

To be eligible, applicants must have passed their field exams (by the end of the Spring 2018 semester) and made significant progress on their dissertation. Applications will be judged on the basis of merit and potential; preference will be given to applicants who will complete the dissertation during the fellowship year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year each Fellow will be awarded a stipend, tuition waiver, and a private study carrel at the O’Donnell Institute. During the fellowship period Fellows will be expected to dedicate themselves to their dissertations full time, in residence, and to participate fully in the scholarly life of the O’Donnell Institute.

To apply, please prepare the following material in an application addressed to Dr. Richard Brettell, Founding Director, and Dr. Sarah Kozlowski, Associate Director, The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History.

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A 600-word description of your dissertation project. What is the body of materialthat the dissertation treats? What questions are you asking of this material? How will you go about answering these questions? What contributions does your project make to your field?
  4. A 300-word summary of work you have completed to date
  5. A 300-word proposal for work to be completed during the fellowship year
  6. Name and contact information of the primary dissertation advisor(s)

Please submit these materials in a single pdf, using your last name as the file name, to sarah.kozlowski@utdallas.edu by Monday, March 19, 2018.