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Nancy Ross
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parent, spouse, art historian, Mormon feminist
parent, spouse, art historian, Mormon feminist

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Class Project: Representations of Black Africans in the Renaissance
New Map of Africa. From Abraham Ortelius, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum  (Antwerp: Aegidius Radeus,
1592, first edition 1570). Engraving and watercolor;
41 × 53.5 cm. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore (92.104) My students turned in an essay today at the beginning...

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Guest Post: Reacting to the Past: Brancusi VS. US Government
In Art History Survey II at Dixie State University we cover Brancusi’s “Bird in Space,” as a key work. Along with this, I chose to have my class put the bird on trial again, in our own recreation of the trial of 1927.   My initial inspiration came from a Re...

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Digital Art History for Beginners: The Spreadsheet
Digital art history is a sub-field within digital humanities (#dh). I've read and listened to presentations about big, well-funded digital art history projects at conferences, but I've been interested in teaching some of the basics of digital art history in...

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Teaching Renaissance Art History with Pinterest
I've looked at lots of different image tools, but Pinterest is the easiest way to organize groups of images online and that makes it perfect for my art history classes. There is the added bonus that many of my students already use Pinterest, reducing the am...

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Student Responses to Teaching Twentieth Century Art History with Gender and Data Visualizations
In December 2013, I published an article in the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy on Teaching Twentieth Century Art History with Gender and Data Visualizations . Soon after the article came out, I was invited to speak about student responses to...

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Lessons Learned about teaching Race in the Art History Classroom
I've been wanting to approach the topic of race in my Twentieth Century Art class, but have felt ill-equipped in the past. In the wake of Ferguson, I did a lot of reading to try and better understand the issues and am feeling a little more confident in my a...

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About 18 months ago Jessica Duckett Finnigan and I surveyed the online Mormon Feminist community for the first time. Our community has changed so much in the last few years and we want to better understand those changes. If you identify as Mormon Feminist or Mormon Feminist ally, please take this survey http://bit.ly/mofem2015

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Winning and Losing in the Classroom: A Role Playing Game
This meme was made with a photo of painter Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier This past summer I met up with Gretchen McKay , who wrote a guest post on using Reacting to the Past  (role playing games as pedagogy, RTTP for short) to teach art history. I was sold o...

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My HIPPO Reads article was just re-posted by Huff Po Religion.

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