Art History with Hans Belting,
Latin Paleography with Richard Seider)
Dissertation: Gospel Books and other Manuscripts of the Court School of Charlemagne and their Emphasized Script.
(Advisors) Hans Belting and Walter Berschin
Master of Arts
Art History with medievalists–Alan Borg and Bertrand DavezacGraduate Study
Art History, Classical Archeology with medievalists–Guenther Bandmann and Hans HollaenderBachelor of Arts
History, Philosophy, Art
American Association of University Professors s
College Art Association of America
International Center for Medieval Art
Mid-America Medieval Association
Midwest Art History Society
Society for German-American Studies
Residential College Program
Ryle College News
Der Stammtisch findet Mittwochs um 17:30im Ryle Nebenzimmer statt.
(The German Language Table meets Wednesdays at 17:30 in the Ryle Private Dining Room.)
Conception Abbey Weekend
17-18 April 2004
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Undergraduate Research Symposium, Faculty-Mentor Team, 1993-1996
Lutheran Campus Center, Advisor, 1997-2000
Alpha Phi Omega, Advisor, 1992-1995
Delta Chi Fraternity, Advisor, 1992-1994
The links below are to courses for the2001-2007 Academic Year. The pages include links to Blackboard (for enrolled students) and other links relevant to the courses.
Courses Taught Include:
Art Capstone Experience
Art History Senior Thesis
The Arts and the Human Experience
Basic Approaches to the Arts
The Development of the Book
Directed Readings in the Fine Arts
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Nineteenth Century Art
Survey of Western Art History I
Survey of Western Art History II
Jorgenson, Dale A., Pilgrimagein Baden: The Life and Work of Karl Anton, Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.
"Bro. Adrian Wewer, O.S.F.(1836-1914) Provincial Architect, Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, "St. Louis: Sacred Heart Province Archives, 2001. http://www.thefriars.org/archives/items/adrian.htm
"A Master of Diversity," AUSTRIA KULTUR, Vol.8 No.5 Sep/Oct 1998, New York: Austrian Cultural Institute, 1998, p. 7. http://www.austriaculture.net/AustrKult161.no5-9.98.html/Unger.html
Print Publications Include:
"Franziskaner-Bruder Adrian Wewer aus Harsewinkel wirkte alsKirchenbaumeister in den Staaten," Heimat-Jahrbuch Kreistersloh 2003,Gtersloh: Flattmann Verlag, 2002, p. 150-154.
William E. Unger, 1914-1980: a retrospective exhibition of works in America, Sept. 21-Oct. 25, 1998, Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Foundation, 1998.
"A Master of Diversity," AUSTRIA KULTUR, Vol.8 No.5 Sep/Oct 1998, New York: Austrian Cultural Institute, 1998, p. 7.
"Number Symbolism and Divine Proportion in the Frontispiece of the Soissons Gospels Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, Lat. 8850" in the proceedings of the NEH Summer Seminar," Narrative and Synthesis in Medieval Book Illumination," 1993, Director–Robert G. Calkins, Cornell University.
"A Swiss-German Abbey at Conception, Missouri: Its Foundation and Its Century-Old Basilica and Murals: The Fate of a Prime Example of Medievalism in America," Yearbook of German-American Studies, volume 26,1991. p.203-229.
Codicology of the Court School of Charlemagne: Gospel Book Production, Illumination, and Emphasized Script, Frankfurt a.M.: Verlag PeterLang, 1984.
Belting, Hans, Dethard von Winterfeld, James A. Harmon, Karla Julier, und Bernd-Peter Schaul, ZurBaukunst und Wandmalerei Russlands (bis zu Peter dem Grossen), Heidelberg: Kunsthistorisches Institut, 1972.
A Ballad of Kirksville & Walkerton ©August 2005
Harmon, James A. "William E.Unger Retrospective Exhibit: Documentation" 1999.
"Kirksville: Its Architectureand Its Future" (Credits–James A. Harmon et al.) 1987.
Paulding, James E., "Brothersin the Storm" (Credits–James A. Harmon et al.) 2000.
Internet Citations Include:
Art History Webmasters ASSOCIATION
Print Citations Include:
The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality, and the Scribe (British Library Studies in Medieval Culture), 2003, p.268 note 55 & p.419.
MANUSCRIPTA, vol. 32, 1988, p.166f.
RILA–Repertoire International du Literature de l' Art, vol. 13/2, 1987, p.668 &977.
Gesta, XXV/1 1986, p.7.
Biblioteca Palatina, vol. 1, 1986, p.121.
Erbe und Auftrag, 1985, p.237f.
The Art Bulletin, vol. LXVII, Nr. 4, 1985, p.684.
Scholarly Conference Presentations Include:
31st Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, The University of Kansas in Lawrence,26-29 April 2007, Railroad, Religion, and Real Estate: Orchestrated German-Catholic Settlement on the Great Plains
Integrating Environmental Stewardship Across the Curriculum – a Consortium of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)Summer Institute – at the University of North Carolina in Asheville, 8-11 June2006, Designing an Eco-House: A Group Project in an Introduction to the Visual Arts Class
Twenty-sixth Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium–Great Plains Migrations, Lincoln, NE, March 2002, "Building for Franciscan Missions in the Great Plains (1875-1908)"
Seventy-ninth Annual Indiana History Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 1999, "Brother Adrian Wewer, Architect: His Three Churches–St. Meinrad, St. Anthony of Padua, Sacred Heart–and Their National Context"
Twenty-third Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, New Ulm, MN, April 1999, "California Mission Architecture with a German Accent"
Tenth International Conference on Medievalism, Worcester, Massachusetts, Higgins Armory Museum, September 1995,"Brother Adrian Wewer: 1836-1914, A Proponent of Medievalism in American Monastic Architecture"
Fourth Biennial Conference: The Making of the Medieval Book, Oxford, England, July 1992, "Measure and Order in Manuscripts from Charlemagne's Court School and Later: Archeological Evidence Interpreted"
Sixteenth Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies, Lawrence, KS, April 1992, "William E. Unger (1914-1980): A Twentieth-Century Austrian-American Artist"
Fifteenth Mid-American Medieval Association, Kansas City, MO, February 1991,"A Sacred Portal to Salvation: The Pictorial Frontispiece to the Soissons Gospel Book from the Court School of Charlemagne"
Fourteenth Annual Symposium of the Society for German-Studies, Indianapolis, IN, April 1990, "Masterpieces of Monastic Mural-Painting on the Missouri Frontier: An Unknown School of Swiss-German Monks at Conception Abbey"
The Tenth Annual Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, Arlington, TX, October 1988, "The Palace Gardens at Schwetzingen (West Germany): A Synthesis of Liberal Arts and Garden Planning at the Time of Voltaire, Mozart, and Carl Theodor"
Fifteenth Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies: MANUSCRIPTA, St. Louis, MO, October 1988, "Iconography and Layout of the Adoration of the Lamb Page in the Soissons Gospels (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, MS lat. 8850"
"Development of the Book," Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar Curriculum Development Grant, 1999
Coast to coast research on William E. Unger (1914-1980) and material collection on Brother Adrian Wewer (1836-1914), Sabbatical Leave, 1996-1997
"William E. Unger: Austrian-American Painter," Faculty Summer Research Grant, 1995
"Developing and Enhancing Cooperative Learning in a Large Humanities Course: Learning Group Activities In and Outside of the Classroom," Robert S. and Alice A Jepson Fellowship for Active Learning Initiatives, 1994-1995
"Narrative and Synthesis in Medieval Book Illumination," National Endowment for the Humanities–Summer Seminar for College Teachers, Cornell University, 21 June – 6 August 1993
"Kirksville: Its Architecture and Its Future," Video film produced with financial support of the Missouri Arts Council, (James A. Harmon and Edward McEndarfer), 1991
"Images of Faith: The Murals of Conception Abbey" and "The Palace Gardens of Schwetzingen" Missouri Humanities Council, Speakers Bureau Grant, 1990
"Beuronese Art on the Frontier," NMSU Faculty Summer Research Grant,1989
"Medieval Art-History Course," NMSU Summer Grant for Improving Instruction, 1987
"Codicology of the Court School of Charlemagne," Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York, Postgraduate Research Grant, 1974
"William E. Unger, 1914-1980: A Retrospective Exhibition of Works in America, Sept. 21-Oct. 25, 1998," Exhibition produced with the support of the Austrian Cultural Institute, New York; U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, and contributors to the William Unger Retrospective Fund
Institute for Prehistoric Archeology and Early History of the University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1973-1974
State Department for Preservation of Monuments, Stuttgart, Germany, 1971-1972
Truman State University, 1985-present
Pepperdine University, Year-In-Europe Program, 1982-1984
University of Maryland, European Division, 1971-1984
The Life and Works of Brother Adrian Wewer, 1836-1914, German-American Architect for the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart in America
William E. Unger, 1914-1980, Austrian-American Painter/Teacher
Professional Service Includes:
Truman Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable, Invited Presenter, 2001
Society for German-American Studies, Essay Contest Judge, 1999-2000
Indiana State Historical Society Annual Meeting, Invited Speaker, 1999
Art Faculty Symposium, Organizer, 1998
Phi Kappa Phi Annual Meeting, Invited Speaker, 1996
Academic Festival, Lincoln Contest Director of Art, 1994
Truman Annual History Banquet, Invited Speaker, 1993
Service in Professional Organizations:
Society for German-American Studies, Bibliographic Committee, 2002-2007
American Association of University Professors, Truman Chapter, Treasurer, 1994-2007
Society for German-American Studies, Membership Committee, 1999-2001
Truman University Club, President, 1993-1995
Truman Residential College Program:
Residential College Program Field Trip to Conception Abbey, MO: Sat-Sun, 7-8 April 2001; 13-14 April 2002
Senior Fellow, Ryle Hall, 2000-2001
Ryle German Language Table "Stammtisch," 1999-2004
Der Stammtisch findet Mittwochs um 17:30 im RyleNebenzimmer statt. (The German Language Table meets Wednesdays at 17:30 in the Ryle Private Dining Room.)
Teaching in Ryle Residential College, 1999-2002
Faculty Fellow, Ryle Hall, 1999-2002
Faculty Associate, Missouri North College , 1988-1996
Truman Committees Include:
University Conduct Hearing Board,2007-2008
Art Faculty Committee, Convener, 2002-2003
Art Faculty Committee, Co-Convener,2001-2002
Pickler Memorial Library Manuscript Acquisition Committee, 2000-2002
Art Assistantship & Endowed Scholarship Committee, Chair, 2000-2002
Faculty Research Grant Selection Committee, 1995-2001
Medieval Studies Committee, 1991-2002
Faculty Compensation Committee, 2000
Institutional Review Board, 1998-2000
Computer Services Scanner Selection Committee, 1995-1996
Visiting Artist/Artist-In-Residence Selection Committee, 1993-1996
International Education Abroad Committee, 1994-1995
African-American Studies Committee, 1993-1995
HOE Task Force–Internationalization of Teaching/Learning Experience, 1993-1994
Americans with Disabilities Committee, 1992-1993
Community Service Includes:
Kirksville Rotary Club, 2006-present
Hazel Creek Concerned Citizens Committee, Petition Drive Chair, 2005-2006
Kirksville Arts Association, Board of Directors, 2002-2003
United Way Annual Campaigns, 1995, 1999,2000, 2001
Aid Association for Lutherans, Projects Coordinator, 2000
Faith Lutheran Church
Board of Campus Ministry–Chair 1997-1999,Vice-Chair 2000
Choir–1988-2007, Church Council–1998-1999
Adair County Historical Society, President, 1990-1991
Below are links to professional organizations, academic disciplines, international study opportunities, and ethnic sites.