terra foundation for american art teaching fellow, 2014-15
Hélène Valance is the Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Courtauld in 2014-2015. She received a Ph.D. from the Université Paris 7 Diderot in Paris, and was a fellow at the Cooper Hewitt library in New York in 2010 and at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington in 2007 and in 2011. She lectured at the University of Paris 7 Diderot and at Ghent University.
Hélène specializes on representations of the American landscape in 19th and early 20th century- American art and visual culture. She is currently finishing a book based on her Ph.D. dissertation on nocturnes in American art at the turn of the 20th century, entitled Nuits américaines: le nocturne dans l’art des Etats-Unis, 1890-1917 and to be published by the Presses de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne in May 2015. Her next project focuses on representations of destruction in American art. She is organizing a symposium on the topic at the Courtauld on June 5 and 6, 2015: CFP here.
Andrew W Mellon Foundation/ Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow (Activities Coordinator), 2015
Jack Hartnell is a specialist in the history of art and visual culture of medieval Europe (c.500–1500). His work focuses on the relationship between material culture and the sciences, in particular the influence of medieval anatomy and medicine on the creation of art and literature in the period. He received his Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 2013 and previously held a postdoctoral fellowship between the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
More information on Jack's work here.
HENRY MOORE FoundatioN Postdoctoral RESEARCH Fellow, 2015-17
Jessica Barker is the Henry Moore Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. She recently completed a PhD at the Courtauld Institute supervised by John Lowden and David Park, entitled ‘Monuments and Marriage in Late-Medieval England, 1300-1500.’ During her PhD she co-organised series of workshops on Art & Death and convened a conference commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Panofsky’s Tomb Sculpture. Her post-doctoral project examines the interactions between tomb sculpture and the viewer, exploring themes such as visibility, sound, ritual and photography.