School of Architecture
2015 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship

Donna Cohen, Associate Professor of Architecture, used her 2015 Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship to begin work on curating, designing, and fabricating an exhibit on the architectural work of Donald Judd.

Donald Judd, one of the most important artists of the 20th century, made architecture; this exhibit is the first to focus on built and unrealized projects, previously published and unpublished, and to communicate the vast breadth and range in size and scope of his proposals to a wide audience. Not only does the exhibit make visible Judd’s interest and ability in designing environments at every scale, it also prompts and informs timely discussions on the future of those works of architecture. Read More “Donna Cohen”

Department of English
2015-2016 Library Enhancement Grant

Najwa Al-Tabaa, a PhD student in English, was awarded a Library Enhancement grant to further improve an already strong collection of comics in Library West by addressing a crucial absence: theoretical texts about comics. The acquisition of works such as The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture and Death, Disability and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond, as well as duplicate copies of crucial texts such as System of Comics by Thierry Groensteen and Graphic Women by Hilary Chute, offer a variety of theoretical perspectives on comics as cultural products. These works will be more accessible and provide fertile ground for faculty and graduate students to conduct more comprehensive research and teaching. Read More “Najwa Al-Tabaa”

Department of Classics
2015-2016 Library Enhancement Grant

Dr. Eleni Bozia, Assistant Professor of Classics, was awarded a Library Enhancement grant to improve the current digital humanities collection in Library West. Over the past few decades, the digital humanities as a distinct interdisciplinary field of research has grown significantly. Many universities including Harvard, Princeton, and Duke have founded Humanities Centers focused on digital humanities projects; individual faculty at the University of Florida have pursued their own avenues of research in the digital humanities, which has resulted in a wide variety of digital humanities projects spanning curated archives, new visualization methods, and big data text analysis. A variety of fields have benefitted from these projects such as classics, archaeology, linguistics, and history. A comprehensive bibliography accessible to students and faculty will support ongoing growth and ensure robust conversation about the theoretical underpinnings of digital scholarship in the humanities. Read More “Eleni Bozia”

Department of English
2015-2016 Library Enhancement Grant

Dr. Barbara Mennel, Associate Professor of English, was awarded a Library Enhancement grant to acquire DVDs of contemporary Turkish German female filmmakers with additional faculty support from Holly Raynard, Esther Romeyn, Emrah Sahin, Sylvie Blum, and John Richard Stepp. In the 1960s, a generation of Turkish German filmmakers were born after their parents immigrated to Germany. Under the auspices of the Marshall Plan, the West German government recruited workers from Turkey to help rebuild Germany’s broken infrastructure after the Second World War. The workers’ children would grow up to produce and direct films celebrating multiculturalism and a self-confident cosmopolitanism. As a result, their films are important cultural products; they interrogate the experience of the Turkish minority during a transitional period in German history and provide unique access into a world of new, negotiated identities and undetermined possibility. Read More “Barbara Mennel”