By Zoma Wallace, Cohort '15
Dr. William D. Adams, known to many by his distinctive nickname, Bro Adams, is the 10th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A native of Birmingham, Michigan, Adams earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Colorado College and a PhD from the University of California at Santa Cruz History of Consciousness Program.
By Milos Zahradka Maiorana, Cohort '15
How much do we really know about our democratic ideal and its Greek beginnings? Following IDSVA’s topological study across Athens, the discussions with professor George Smith touched on many relevant issues including the meaning of the Golden Age of Athens and Pericles’ consolidation of democracy through various means of questionable ethical standing.
By Athena Axiomakaros, Cohort '15
This summer in Berlin, we had the privilege of touring Berlin with IDSVA Vice President, Amy Curtis where we visited the East Side Gallery and other important locations for graffiti as well as attended lectures by Howard Caygill covering an extensive range of topics...
By Erin Latham, Cohort '16
Jet-lagged and bright eyed, we arrived in Rome for the 2016 Summer Residency as the largest cohort in IDSVA history. Our professors certainly had their hands full.
By Gabriel Reed, Cohort '14
IDSVA students and faculty, along with special guests Thelma and David Driskell, arrived on the legendary grounds of the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.
By George Orwel, Cohort '15
"Young Marie had just been in to clean my studio," the painter Paul Cezanne wrote to his niece, Paule Conil, of L'Atelier des Lauves, where he had everything he needed to compose his famous still faces.
By Laura Graveline, IDSVA Library Director
Time it is the most expensive luxury - the greatest gift - often referred to but rarely appreciated. I can fill it, spend it, waste it, lose it, but I can never get it back. I'm not even sure I can always remember it. Indeed, I often forget it in an entirely detrimental way.
By Jeff Siemers, Cohort '14
IDSVA held the Dissertation Residency for third-year students in a new location: Colby College in Waterville, Maine. The residency moved from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where it had been held for the last several years.
By Christopher Huck, Cohort '15
Navigating our way along the twisting mountain road leading out of Athens, I turned to notice the morning's haze slowly erasing the sprawling city left behind.
By Simonetta Moro, Director of School & Vice President for Academic Affairs
IDSVA is rightly known for the caliber of its faculty, and in particular, for the many distinguished philosophers, artists, and theorists...
By Erin Gleason, Cohort '15
These two propositions from our kick-off seminar with Prof. Howard Caygill stuck with me the entire week, framing my experience of Berlin, the numerous art exhibitions and collections we visited, and conversations traversed.
By Kate Lenahan, Cohort '15
When I embarked on my journey abroad this summer, I was filled with a sense of excitement and trepidation. This would be my first visit back to Italy in nine years.