The School of Art & Art History is proud to announce that Art History Assistant professor Andrew Finegold has been named the Autumn visiting fellow at the Sainsbury Research Unit for the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (SRU-Sainsbury Research Unit, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK).
Andrew Finegold received his doctorate from Columbia University in 2012, having completed a dissertation on the brief and anomalous appearance of narrative battle imagery in Mesoamerica during the Epiclassic period. He is co-editor, with Ellen Hoobler, of the volume Visual Culture of the Ancient Americas: Contemporary Perspectives (University of Oklahoma Press, 2017), to which he contributed an essay titled “Atlatls and the Metaphysics of Violence in Central Mexico.” His current book project examines the real and symbolic values ascribed to holes, cavities, and voids across a variety of media in Mesoamerica.
Image: Seated musician. Central America, Mexico, Campeche, Jaina (?): Maya. Late Classic period (AD 600-900). h. 13.7 cm. Acquired 1976. Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection. UEA 650