Kerry Sinanan will be pursuing a project entitled “Beauty and the Breast: Representations of Women, Motherhood and Breastfeeding in British Slavery.” She will be examining depictions of native, slave, and free women in the British Caribbean during the long eighteenth century.
Brett Culbert’s dissertation focuses on the development of Anglo-American landscape aesthetics in the mid-eighteenth century. His research at the Center will explore the emergence of the English landscape tradition in a colonial North American context using plates from Scenographia Americana (1768) and English landscape treatises and gardening manuals in the Center’s collection.
Freya Gowrley will be working on a project entitled “Assembling the Self: Collage and Identity, 1770–1900,” which will provide an account of “collage” prior to its use in modernist artistic practices. She will study commonplace books, albums, and scrapbooks in the Center’s collection.