Prof. Mark Cheetham recipient of 2019-20 JHI Faculty Research Fellowship

November 19, 2018 by Department of Art History

The Department of History of Art is pleased announce that Professor Mark Cheetham was selected for a 2019-2020 Faculty Research Fellowship at the Jackman Humanities Institute.

Research Fellows are central members of a Circle of Fellows at the JHI. They are University of Toronto tenured faculty members by the time of their fellowship, chosen for their distinction in achievements relative to their career stage, the excellence of their proposed project, and its relation to the annual theme for 2019-2020, Strange Weather.

Professor Cheetham’s project, Weather as Matter and Metaphor, will address the coeval familiarity and foreignness of the weather through two linked investigations in the visual arts: Weather Words, Weather Imageswill explore contemporary and historical visualizations of atmospheric phenomena. Arctic Anthropocene: Images about John Franklin will approach non-anthropocentric aspects of weather via a new reading of John Franklin’s ill-fated and enduringly controversial mid-19th century search for the Northwest Passage in what is now the Canadian Arctic.

More information on the JHI Faculty Research Fellowships and a list of this year’s recipients is available on the JHI website.

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Cheetham on receiving this prestigious fellowship!