Winners of the 26th Annual Paul LeClerc Competition for Best Research Papers
100-Level Undergraduate Winners
1st Place: Karen Sanchez
"The Sociocultural Effect: Why are Latina immigrants afraid to report domestic violence?"
ENGL 120, Fall 2018, Professor Ellen Kombiyil
2nd Place: Michelle Cedeno
"Exploring Inadequate Mental Healthcare in African-American and Latino Communities"
ENGL 120, Fall 2018, Professor Jack Kenigsberg
Upper-Level Undergraduate Winners
1st Place: Bart Rosenzweig
"The Closing of Indian Point: A Historical and Environmental Analysis"
MHC 250, Spring 2018, Professor Owen Gutfreund
2nd Place: Arianna Chinchilla
"From Pathology to Prodigy: 'The Einstein Syndrome'"
ENGL 342, Spring 2018, Professor Katie Winkelstein-Duveneck
1st Place: Anita Favretto
"The Growing Impact of Social Isolation on Older Adult Services"
URBG 700, Spring 2018, Professor Ryan Yeung
2nd Place: Emily Holloway
"Regulating Short-Term Rentals in New York City"
URBG 700, Spring 2018, Ryan Yeung
Fifty Early Medieval Things by Deborah Deliyannis; Hendrik Dey (Department of Art and Art History); Paolo SquatritiFifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey, and Paolo Squatriti present fifty objects--artifacts, structures, and archaeological features--created between the fourth and eleventh centuries, an ostensibly "Dark Age" whose cultural richness and complexity is often underappreciated. Each thing introduces important themes in the social, political, cultural, religious, and economic history of the postclassical era. Some of the things, like a simple ard (plow) unearthed in Germany, illustrate changing cultural and technological horizons in the immediate aftermath of Rome's collapse; others, like the Arabic coin found in a Viking burial mound, indicate the interconnectedness of cultures in this period. Objects such as the Book of Kells and the palace-city of Anjar in present-day Jordan represent significant artistic and cultural achievements; more quotidian items (a bone comb, an oil lamp, a handful of chestnuts) belong to the material culture of everyday life. In their thing-by-thing descriptions, the authors connect each object to both specific local conditions and to the broader influences that shaped the first millennium AD, and also explore their use in modern scholarly interpretations, with suggestions for further reading. Lavishly illustrated and engagingly written, Fifty Early Medieval Things demonstrates how to read objects in ways that make the distant past understandable and approachable.
Call Number: Cooperman Library Special Collections, 2nd Floor CB351.D43 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-15
Professor Hendrik Dey, an archaeologist and historian specializing in cities and urbanism in the Mediterranean during and after the fall of the Roman Empire. He splits his research time and interests between the city of Rome and underwater archaeological fieldwork at Caesarea Maritima in Israel (with EC Fellow Beverly Goodman). His several books include one on Rome in the early Middle Ages (The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome, 271-855, Cambridge U. Press, 2011), and an urban history of medieval Rome from 400 – 1400, currently in progress. A former Rome Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, he is currently Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College. He received his Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan in 2006.
A critical examination of the work of one of the most significant and original sculptors and installation artists living today Jamaican-born Nari Ward (Department of Art and Art History) is best known for his large-scale sculptures and installations, many of which are created from unexpected materials collected around his urban neighborhood.