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FSU Art Historians Participating in Spring Conferences Online and Around the Country

Published February 19, 2022

Florida State University art historians continue to share their research in academic conferences around the country and online this spring. Here are a few highlights of our scholars’ presentations.


On Friday, March 11, doctoral student Sheila Scoville will present her paper “México Profundo Rebooted: Fernando Palma Rodríguez’s Nahua-tronics,” at the 48th annual conference of the Midwestern Art History Society hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MAFH). Sheila will participate in the Global Contemporary Art panel along with Alison de Lima Greene, the Isabel Brown Curator of Modern Contemporary Art at the MAFH, and Dorota Biczel, the Executive Director and Curator at Houston Center for Photography.

Sheila is also presenting her paper “Pulque and Maguey: More than Cultural Heritage” at the 2022 joint annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) and the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) in May. The theme of the conference is “Cultivating Connections: Exploring Entry Points Into Sustainable Food Systems,” and it will be held May 18–21 in Athens, GA.


FSU Art History is represented at the 110th College Art Association Annual Conference by doctoral candidate Ashley Lindeman and professor Paul Niell. CAA is the primary professional association of artists and art historians in the United States. This year’s conference is being held as two live virtual programs, February 16–19 and March 3–5, 2022. 

Ashley Lindeman presented her paper “La Plastica Murale: Benedetta Cappa Marinetti and Italian Futurist Muralism during the Ventennio” in a session titled “The Visual is Political” on Friday, February 18. Ashley co-chaired the panel with alumna Rachel Fesperman (PhD ’21).

On Friday, March 4, Dr. Niell will participate in a roundtable titled “The Global Futures of Nineteenth-Century Art,” hosted by the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art. The discussion will take place from 2:30 to 4:00pm (CST).


Professor Robert Neuman will present a paper via Zoom at the Popular Culture Association’s annual national meeting, to be held April 13–16, 2022.  The paper, entitled “Disneyland’s ‘Tuna Boat’: The Cinematic Origins of Fantasyland’s Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship,” will be presented in the Special Topic Area, Disney Studies.  The essay is an excerpt from Dr. Neuman’s book in progress, From Hollywood to Disneyland: Walt Disney’s Dream Park and American Movies.