Phi Beta Kappa scholar speaking Dec. 8

Professor and researcher Caroline Bruzelius will speak about “Seeing the World in a New Way: Art History and Digital Visualization” on Monday, Dec. 8, as part of the Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholars program.

Caroline Bruzelius
Caroline Bruzelius

Bruzelius, who is the A. M. Cogan Professor of Art and Art History at Duke and recipient of the University’s Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award, will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Hedges conference room in the Thomas Commons. In addition to her talk, she will also speak to three classes and meet with students interested in careers in art history, education, and digital media.

Her research fields are medieval architecture and sculpture in France and Spain, especially the architecture of monasticism and of women in religion. She has published numerous books, among them “The Thirteenth-Century Church at St.-Denis;” “The Stones of Naples: Church Building in the Angevin Kingdom, 1266-1343;” “Medieval Naples: An Architectural & Urban History;” and, forthcoming in 2014, “Preaching, Building and Burying: Friars in the Medieval City.” Elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is a founder of “Wired!” and “Visualizing Venice,” initiatives that integrate digital technologies into teaching and research; this year the Wired! group has introduced a new MA degree at Duke in Historical and Cultural Visualization.

Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholar Program has been offering undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. Visiting scholars will go to 100 colleges and universities with chapters of Phi Beta Kappa during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society. It has chapters at 283 institutions and more than half a million members throughout the country. Additional information about the Visiting Scholar Program can be found on Phi Beta Kappa’s website.