Hughes receives TAA Publication Grant

Sabrina HughesSabrina Hughes, a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, was awarded a TAA Publication Grant to cover expenses associated with the publishing of her article, “Imag(in)ing Paris for Posterity,” to be published in Future Anterior, the historic preservation journal of Columbia University, published by the University of Minnesota Press.

“Receiving the TAA grant is such an honor,” said Hughes. “Publishing art history articles can be very costly because of the necessity of image reproductions to the article. I’m a photography historian, which adds another level of complexity and expense since there are often additional licensing fees that come along with publishing photographs. This grant is an invaluable gift to emerging scholars who, like myself, are publishing independent of institutional financial backing.” [Read more…]

New TAA Publication Grants awarded

Dr. Amy Rebecca Gansell

Dr. Gansell

Dr. Amy Rebecca Gansell of St. John’s University, Drs. Jan-Willem van de Meent and Chris H. Wiggins, and doctoral candidate Sakellarios Zairis of Columbia University were recently awarded a $1,000 TAA Publication Grant to help cover the cost of photos for their forthcoming article, “Stylistic Clusters and the Syrian/South Syrian Tradition of First-Millennium BCE Levantine Ivory Carving: a Machine Learning Approach”. The article, which was published online in November 2013 in the Journal of Archaeological Science, will be published in print in the spring of 2014.

“I am very grateful for TAA’s grant, which subvents the costs of publishing color illustrations of scientific diagrams and five previously unpublished ancient sculptures,” said Gansell. [Read more…]

Walter receives TAA Textbook Contract Review Grant

Jenia Walter

Jenia Walter

Jenia Walter was recently awarded a Textbook Contract Review Grant for her upcoming textbook, “Building Writing Skills the Hands-on Way ” (working title), to be published in 2015 by Cengage Learning. The book provides a hands-on approach to college writing skills. Appealing to multiple learning styles, this approach allows students to use their multiple intelligences to master grammatical concepts before transferring them to reading and writing mode.

An associate professor of English at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico, Walter is currently working as an online adjunct from Fort Collins, Colorado while she finishes her book. “I am grateful for the support for legal assistance with contract negotiation, which despite challenges, was extremely beneficial, as well as an important educational process,” Walter said.