phd in art

17/03/2017, @gradblrchallenge day 12

Today was medium productive. I wrote the minutes during and oral exam for my advisor, continued reading some articles for my paper, and dealt with a couple of emails. Now I’m back home to have a quick dinner because tonight I’m going to the theatre. (Yes, alone because the boyfriend is still at work and I didn’t feel like asking anyone else to come with. Who cares.) 

Behind the Walls Masterlist

Summary: You are currently getting your PhD in Art History, your dissertation being about The Power of Nudity in Art. Your adviser recommends you switch from being her TA to another professor because she feels her health is declining and wants you to get the best help/advice from someone new. She recommends Dr. James Barnes and believes he will be of great help to you. Things don’t turn out as you plan.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19

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Memento Mori – Spectacular book of essays and 500 photos of the dead among us

Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us
by Paul Koudounaris
Thames and Hudson
2015, 208 pages, 9 x 13.3 x 1 inches (hardcover)
$39 Buy a copy on Amazon

One of my most unforgettable travel experiences was visiting the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora, near Prague. This small 19-century monastery chapel would be unremarkable, except that it is decorated with thousands of human bones and skulls. There are skull- and femur-decorated columns, hanging garlands of bones, a chandelier made of every bone in the human body, and a replica of the Schwarzenberg family coat of “arms” – that also includes leg, finger, scapula, and coccyx bones! The memory of that space makes any Halloween display seem tame and unimaginative.

If Kutná Hora isn’t in your travel plans, check out Memento Mori, a spectacular book of essays and photographs by UCLA PhD and art historian Paul Koudounaris. His 500 color photographs here are arresting, both in subject matter and photographic technique. The handsome hardbound book includes a stunning centerfold of a bejeweled and gold-encrusted mummy. The detail and visual opulence of the photo justifies the giant four-page spread. I enjoyed reading the informative essays about the use of human bones as a form of remembrance in cultures around the world, from Europe to Thailand, Japan to Peru, and from ancient times to the present day. Here’s just one fun fact: there are two venerated human skulls (ñatitas) enshrined in the homicide division of the national law enforcement agency in El Alto, Bolivia. These two cranium crime-stoppers have provided “clues to difficult cases and have been credited with helping to solve hundreds of crimes.” – Bob Knetzger

October 31, 2016

Chapter 18 (Behind the Walls)

Behind the Walls Masterlist

Pairing: Professor!Bucky X Reader

Words: 1,839

Warnings: Intense kissing and thigh riding!

Summary: You are currently getting your PhD in Art History, your dissertation being about The Power of Nudity in Art. Your advisor recommends you switch from being her TA to another professor because she feels her health is declining and wants you to get the best help/advice from someone new. She recommends Dr. James Barnes and believes he will be of great help to you. Things don’t turn out as you plan.

A/N: Let me know if you want to be tagged. Also, look out for smut in the next chapter. Hopefully, it isn’t bad!!

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16.03.2017 - Thirsty Thursday

Thursdays are quite exhausting for me. My day starts at 7:30 and ends at 23:00. But in the one hour gap I had I came to work to my former neighbourhood’s library, which is located in a very nice and calming park in the suburbs of the city.

Things done so far:

- Finish reading and annotating book

- Changes in some organization issues

- Philosophy Open Seminar

- German lesson

- Typewrite notes from book (in progress)

That last one will have to be finished tomorrow, as I have to go to my two-hour choir rehearsal in a moment.

Behind the Walls (Chapter 15)

Behind the Walls Masterlist 

Pairing: Professor!Bucky X Reader

Words: 2,090

Warnings: Little angsty but not really.

Summary: You are currently getting your PhD in Art History, your dissertation being about The Power of Nudity in Art. Your advisor recommends you switch from being her TA to another professor because she feels her health is declining and wants you to get the best help/advice from someone new. She recommends Dr. James Barnes and believes he will be of great help to you. Things don’t turn out as you plan.

A/N: Guys I am so very sorry I had graduate applications and finals (which I did not finish yet) but I needed to take a break and I wanted to write this. Expect more parts regularly after the 9th. As always, let me know if you want to be tagged. Love you all and please comment on what you like/dislike. Thanks for being patient you guys. Also sexy times will happen very soon…

Tagging: @clairefxkingtemple@confidentrose@vashanatasha@your-puddin​ @shamvictoria11@gatorgal94@dreeams-unwind​ @sandycoelho@bellejeunefillesansmerci@thetruthin@mizzzpink@kashicanhaz@potteryimagines@fantasticimpaladoctor@gashps@nbbuck@maece-rette

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its-better-than-an-opera  asked:

And Grantaire if you want! <3

@grangratree also asked for grantaire so MY BOI.

  • Their first name: Nicolas
  • Their sexual orientation: g-g-getting Bi
  • Where they come from: They are romani but they don’t actually know where they come from originally. They moved around a LOT as a kid
  • What do they study or what’s their job: has a phd in fine art and a Masters in classics but works in a bookshop/antique shop now and couldn’t be happier
  • Their family: Mum and Dad. Still regularly visits their mum but their dad vanished into the wind pretty early on. It’s better that way. Also has a younger sister that he is SUPER proud of.
  • Their hobby: ahahahahahahahahahahaha just one? (dance, boxing, fencing, painting, knitting, cooking literally anything. They have the attention span of a gnat so they hobby-hop a lot)
  • The running joke about them among les Amis: crush on enjolras but also that one time they stole a sofa off the street and it turned out to belong to the ambassador for the USA and was being DELIVERED not thrown out…
  • A random fact about them: has a really angry cat called Leia. She has one eye and three legs and they LOVE HER.
  • Bonus : Any fancast ?: nopeeeee