Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships in Europe

One of the ways we realize our global mission is by expanding opportunities for the study of historical American art in Europe. From 2009 to 2015, the Terra Foundation offered visiting professorships at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin; Courtauld Institute of Art, in London; and Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, in Paris.

Terra Foundation Visiting Professorship at the University of Oxford

Building on the university’s outstanding resources for the advanced study of art history and North American history, politics, literature, and culture, two one-year visiting professorships have been created. The key objectives of the visiting professorships are to establish American art from the colonial period onwards as a new field of study for Oxford master’s students in art history; introduce the visual arts of the United States to undergraduate students in the history and art history departments; and provide new, global perspectives on American art to scholars and curators at Oxford and beyond. The visiting professors will become members of the History of Art Department and will also hold visiting fellowships at Worcester College.

The 2017–18 Terra Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford is Miguel de Baca, associate professor of art history and chair of the American Studies department at Lake Forest College.

Terra Foundation Visiting Professorships at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, at Freie Universität Berlin, will be extended for 2016–22.

Six eight-month visiting professorships will be integrated into the curriculum and research programs of the John F. Kennedy Institute. The visiting professor will devote his/her time to classroom teaching, student advising, public lecturing, the organization of symposia, and personal research. The courses will be open to students from the American Studies Institute, as well as the Art History Institutes of the Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität.

The particular setting of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, offers rich opportunities to German and European students to place their study of American art in dialogue with disciplines such as cultural studies, cultural history, literature, and sociology.

Positions for 2016–17, 2017–18, and 2018–19 have been filled. For more information, please visit the Freie Universität Berlin website.

Current Recipient: University of Oxford

David W. Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, Wake Forest University.

Current & Past Recipients: John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin


Allison Stagg, Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History, Technische Universität Berlin

Spring–Summer 2016

Heather A. Diack, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Miami

Spring–Summer 2015

Michele Bogart, Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Fall–Winter 2014

Michael Schreyach, Trinity University

Spring–Summer 2014

Kenneth Haltman, University of Oklahoma

Fall–Winter Semester 2013

Andrew Hemingway (emeritus), University College of London

Spring–Summer 2013

Patricia Hills, Boston University

Fall–Winter 2012

Vivien Green Fryd, Vanderbilt University

Spring–Summer 2012

Angela Miller, University of Washington, St. Louis

Fall–Winter 2011

Katherine Manthorne, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)

Spring–Summer 2011

Jochen Wierich, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

Fall–Winter 2010

Alan Wallach, College of William and Mary

Spring–Summer 2010

David Lubin, Wake Forest University

Spring–Summer 2009

Joshua Shannon, University of Maryland

Past Recipients: Courtauld Institute of Art

Spring 2015 (1 week intensive)

Daniel A. Barber, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Spring 2014 (12 weeks)

Julia Bryan-Wilson, University of California, Berkeley

Fall 2012 (8 weeks)

Christopher Reed, Pennsylvania State University

Spring 2012 (1 week intensive)

Angela Miller, University of Washington, St. Louis

Fall 2010 (5 weeks)

Richard Meyer, University of Southern California

Fall 2009 (5 weeks)

Jonathan Katz, University of Buffalo

Past Recipients: Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art

Spring 2015 (8 weeks)

Wendy Bellion, University of Delaware

Spring 2014 (8 weeks)

Jennifer Greenhill, University of Illinois

Spring 2013 (5 weeks)

John Davis, Smith College

Spring 2012 (5 weeks)

Michael Lobel, Purchase College, State University of New York

Fall 2011 (5 weeks)

Robin Kelsey, Harvard University

Spring 2010 (5 weeks)

Angela Miller, Washington University