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Joan MacIntosh

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Joan MacIntosh is the Associate Professor of Acting and Theatre Management at Yale University. She has had an acclaimed career as an actress in the professional American theater for almost 50 years. She has performed many leading roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in theaters across the U.S., as well as in the UK, Europe, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea, and Japan. Professor MacIntosh has been teaching acting in universities and in workshops in New York, the U.S., and throughout the world for as long as she has been acting.
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  • American Avant-Garde Theatre of the 1960’s and 1970’s
  • The Actor’s Journey: Training, Scene Work, Performance

Robert Nelson

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Professor Robert S. Nelson is the Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art at Yale University. He studies and teaches medieval art, mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the history and methods of art history. He was the co-curator of Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2006-2007. His book, Hagia Sophia, 1850-1950, 2004, asks how the cathedral of Constantinople, once ignored or despised, came to be regarded as one of the great monuments of world architecture. Current projects involve the history of the Greek lectionary, the reuse of Byzantine art in Venice, the social lives of illuminated Greek manuscripts in Byzantium and their reception in Renaissance Italy and the collecting of Byzantine art in twentieth-century Europe and America.
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  • Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul
  • Gothic Revival

Margaret Olin

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Margaret Olin is a Senior Research Scholar with an appointment in the Divinity School, the Departments of Religious Studies and the History of Art, and the Program in Judaic Studies at Yale University. Her research and teaching focuses on documentary media, Jewish visual culture, and theories of witnessing and commemoration, centering on the following topics: the role of photographic practices in the construction of communities and on interpersonal relationships; sites of human interaction and/or identification, including shared spaces, where people mingle with others in imagination and reality; the impact of perceptual theory on visuality; and the visual construction of Jewish identity.
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  • The Photographic Text, 1839-1939
  • Visualized Communities

Edward Cooke

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Professor Edward Cooke is the Charles F Montgomery Professor of the History of Art, the Director of the Center of Study in American Decorative Arts and Material Culture, and the Professor of American Studies at Yale University. He is an expert in American material culture and decorative arts and has taught a variety of courses on global decorative arts, material culture theory, material literacy, the American interior, American furniture, and modern craft. He has also taught seminars on craft and design in India and in Australia.
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Global Material Culture