March 2018, Linda Kinnahan Visiting Florence last week with a group of Duquesne students, I encountered March dampness with spots of sun while climbing the Costa San Giorgio to revisit Loy’s home at #54. She and Stephen Haweis bought the home in 1910, having lived in the area since leaving the Villino Ombrillino, a country […]
Charlotte Whalen and Jade French, two PhD students from Queen Mary University of London who are working on women modernists, recently organized a conference entitled “Decorating Dissidence: Modernism, Feminism, and the Arts.” Following in Mina Loy’s footsteps, the conference took an interdisciplinary approach to reassess the place of the domestic arts, craft, and the decorative […]
On February 9, 2018, Suzanne Churchill and Linda Kinnahan attended an Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) Project Directors Meeting in Washington, DC. The day-long meeting helped us focus, manage this project, and get the word out. We also watched more than forty 3-minute lightning presentations, where we learned about all the amazing DH projects NEH […]
In late January 2018, project architects Suzanne Churchill, Linda Kinnahan, and Susan Rosenbaum defied the weather gods and traveled to Maine for a five-day work retreat in Maine. When frozen pipes locked us out of Suzanne’s family cottage in Bridgton, friends came to the rescue, offering their lovely home in Round Pond, just around the corner […]
Thanks to Jade French for calling our attention to the beautiful portraits by the American artist Kim Rae Taylor of aging modernist women, including this portrait of Loy. Check out Jade’s interview with the artist and other examples of her work.
Mapping Mina Loy’s Social-Artistic Networks in Florence, Paris, New York During the fall of 2017, each of us taught a course relevant to the project, giving us an opportunity to pilot a cross-institutional project with students and enhancing our collaboration with the digital humanists and digital librarians at our respective schools (Emily McGinn, UGA; Sundi […]