The Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico will host "Colonial Authority and Identity in Ibero-America," a two-day, interdisciplinary conference that will take place April 10-11, 2013 in Albuquerque. The event is made possible by a generous endowment from the distinguished scholar Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf.

Dr. González's talk, entitled "The Imitation of Christ and the Female Body in Ibero-America," considers the relationship between Christological representations and female religiosity in Spain and Spanish America, c. 1600-1800. The work is part of a book project tentatively entitled "Women on the Cross: Female Piety in the Early Modern Spanish World."

One of Dr. Cristina Cruz González's recent articles, "Our Lady of el Pueblito: A Marian Devotion on the Northern Frontier," has just received a Best Article in 2012 award from Catholic Southwest: A Journal of History and Culture and has also been nominated for a Best Article in 2012 by the Catholic Press Association. Dr. González will travel to Texas to get the award in March 2013.

For more information about Dr. González, visit her page on our department website:
Dr. Cristina Cruz González faculty bio

You can read the award-winning article here: "Our Lady of el Pueblito: A Marian Devotion on the Northern Frontier." 

On Friday, November 9, 2012 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jennifer Borland, Assistant Professor of Art History at Oklahoma State University, will explore the images found in copies of the Régime du corps, a late medieval health guide. These luxuriously-decorated books, likely intended for use by noblewomen managing their households, were apparently designed to move medical knowledge from the university into the home. As such, they alter how we might understand women's roles in late medieval healthcare.

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 Artwork by OSU faculty Chris Ramsay and Brandon Reese as well as alumna Anita Fields was on display at the "Crafting Ritual & Identity: Oklahoma Invitation Exhibition, " which ran through Aug. 23 in Tulsa. The exhibit, which included a total of 14 artists from Oklahoma, is located at Living Art at 307 E. Brady in Tulsa. It was sponsored by the Brady Craft Alliance, headed by OSU alumna Emily Kern.

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Billy Joe "BJ" Smith, 80, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Fairlawn Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at the University Heights Baptist Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma with Pastor John Bugg officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Dr. González will deliver the paper “Crucifixion Piety in New Mexico: On the Origin and Art of Saint Librada” in Los Angeles on February 21, 2012. The talk is part of the “Christianity and Latin American Art: Apprehension, Appropriation, Assimilation” symposium sponsored by the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art. The one-day event will be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The full schedule and registration information is available with the link below.

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Phil Choo, Soedea (Poles signfying prayer for a good harvest), 2011

Professor Phil Choo has been selected as one of the artists to exhibit work in the 2011 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition. There were 206 entires from 93 artists. The Juror, David Bailin, selected 31 artworks for inclusion in the show. The exhibition will take place at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. The exhibition dates are December 2nd - February 4th, with an opening reception and award ceremony on Thursday, December 8th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

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