IUS Art History

 

Anne Allen, Phd., Assistant Professor of Art History

VITAE

Anne E. Guernsey Allen      

Professor

Fine Arts Department, Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN  47150-6405

812 941 - 2396            aeallen@ius.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

1976                Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of California, San Diego

1985                Master of Arts, Art History, San Diego State University

1993                Doctor of Philosophy, Art History, Columbia University

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

 

1985                Adjunct lecturer, Art History Dept., San Diego State University

1985 - 87         Teacher, Art History & Cultural Anthropology, Morse High, San Diego

1988 - 89         Assistant Curator, Slide Library, Columbia University

1989 - 90         Preceptor, Art History Dept., Columbia University

1989 - 90         Lecturer, Oceanic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1993 - 94         Consultant in Art History Curriculum Development for the New York City Laboratory School for Gifted Education

1994                Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art History, Montclair State University,

Upper Montclair, New Jersey

1994 - 2000     Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Department, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana

2000 - 2008     Associate Professor, Fine Arts Department, Indiana University Southeast

2008 -              Professor, Fine Arts Department, Indiana University Southeast

 

                                       RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY AWARDS

 

President's Fellow, Columbia University (twice awarded)

Department of Art History and Archaeology Summer Research Grant, Columbia University (twice awarded)

Graduate Fellowship, University of Washington (declined)

Four Year Regent's Special Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara (declined)

National Gallery Ittleson Fellowship Finalist

USIA Fulbright Fellowship (1990 – 91)

John Friede Oceanic Fellowship, Columbia University (twice awarded)

Indiana Consortium for International Programs Travel Grant (1996)

Indiana University Grant-In-Aid (1996)

Indiana University Faculty Summer Fellowship (awarded: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002)

Indiana University International Outreach Grant (1997)

Indiana Council for the Humanities (1999, 2002 in collaboration with Hospice of Southern Indiana)

Indiana University Overseas Travel Grant (2003, 2007)

 

TEACHING HONORS

 

IUS Improvement of Teaching Grant (awarded: 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002)

Indiana University Student Research Grant (2000)

Acceptance into FACET (2004)

Indiana University Distinguished Teaching Award (2005)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

 

Allen, Anne and Deborah Waite, eds. Re-positioning Pacific Art: Artists, Objects, Histories: Proceedings of the 7th International Pacific Arts Symposium.  Crawford House Publishing. In press.

 

Transporting the Spirit: Papuan Gulf Art from the Marc Seidler Collection. Catalogue of the exhibition. New Albany, Indiana: Indiana University Southeast, 1999.

 

Volumes

 

Allen, Anne, ed. Special Focus: Pacific Architecture. NS vol. 6, Pacific Arts, 2007.

 

Book Chapters

 

The House as Social Metaphor: Architecture, Space, and Language in Western Samoa. In Representing Space in Oceania: Culture in Language and Mind, Giovanni Bennardo (ed.), Pacific Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, 2002: 233 - 246.

 

The Architectural Stage: Status, Ceremony and Theater in Western Samoa. Easter Island in Pacific Context, South Seas Symposium: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Easter Islands and East Polynesia, Christopher Stevenson, Georgia Lee, F.J. Morin (eds.), Easter Island Foundation, 1998: 55 - 62.

 

Refereed International Journal Articles

 

Modernity and Tradition: Western Architecture Styles in Village Samoa. Pacific Arts, NS vol. 6, 2007: 14 - 23.

 

The Tie that Binds: Siapo, Western Cloth and Samoan Social Space. In Hybrid Textiles: Pragmatic Creativity and Authentic Innovations in Pacific Cloth, Special Issue,   Pacific Arts. NS, vol. 3 – 5, 2007: 94 - 103.

 

Transforming Samoan Space into Place: Dance and the Construction of Community.  The International Journal of the Arts in Society. Vol. 1, No. 5, 2007: 1 – 10.

 

All the World's A Stage: The 19th Century Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) House as Theater. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Center for Native American Studies, vol. 21, no. 4, 1997: 29 – 74.

 

The Ritual of Architecture: The Creation of Samoan Guest Fale. Pacific Arts, vol. 9 & 10, July 1994.

 

A Stylistic Analysis of the Codex Cozcatzin: Its Implications for the Study of Post Conquest Aztec Manuscripts. Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl, vol. 24, 1994: 255 - 282.

 

Architecture as Social Expression in Western Samoa: Axioms and Models. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, vol. 5, no. 1, Fall 1993: 33 - 46.

 

Encyclopedia Entries

 

The Guest House. The Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, Paul Oliver (ed.), Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 1997.

 

Samoan Fale Spatial Organization. The Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, Paul Oliver (ed.), Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 1997.

 

 Catalogue Entries

 

Pride and Identity: The Legacy of Native American Art. . Introduction to the exhibition catalog. New Albany, Indiana: Indiana University Southeast, 2003.

 

Art of Transformation Objects from the West African Collection of Berea College. Introduction to the exhibition catalog. New Albany, Indiana: Indiana University Southeast, 1998.

 

Book Reviews

 

Pacific Encounters by Steven Hooper. Journal of the Polynesian Society. Volume 116, Number 1, March 2007: 77 - 78.

 

Hiapo: Past and Present in Niuean Barkcloth by John Pule and Nicholas Thomas. Pacific Affairs, vol. 79, no. 3, Fall 2006: 571 – 572.

 

Hawaiian Quilts: Tradition and Transition by Reiko Mochinaga Brandon and Loretta G. H. Woodward. Pacific Affairs, vol. 78, no. 3, Fall 2005: 524 – 527

 

The Art of Tivaevae: Traditional Cook Islands Quilting by Lynnsay Rongokea. The Contemporary Pacific, vol. 15, no. 2, Fall 2003: 511-512.

 

Tongan Art by Keith St Cartmail. Pacific Arts, vol. 23 and 24, July 2001: 147 – 148.

 

Picturing Paradise: Colonial Photography of Samoa, 1875 - 1925. Pacific Arts, vol. 13 & 14, July 1996.

Magazine Articles

 

Angel Mounds: The Culture of the Mississippian People. Angelo Magazine. Vol. 3, No. 5, Spring 2006: 20 – 21.

 

Art of New Zealand: The Preservation of Indigenous Art. Angelo Magazine. Vol. 1, No. 1, April/May 2004: 14 – 17.

 

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS EDITED

 

Pride and Identity: The Legacy of Native American Art, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, 2003.

 

Art of Transformation, Objects from the West African Collection of Berea College, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, 1998.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED

 

International Conferences: Competitively Chosen

 

Selling the Pacific: The Exhibition of Oceanic Culture at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exhibition. Pacific Arts Association International Conference, Paris, July 2007.

 

Transforming Samoan Space into Place: Dance and the Construction of Community: International Conference on the Arts in Society. Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2006.

 

Constructing Tradition: The Objectification of Textiles and Architecture in Samoa. Pacific Arts Association International Conference, Salem, Massachusetts, July 2005.

 

Transforming Space into Place: Architecture, Dance, and the Construction of Community in Samoa. Pacific Arts Association International Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, June 2003.

 

Clash of Canons: Tradition and Modernism in Samoan Public Architecture. Pacific Arts Association International Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November, 1999.

 

The Architectural Stage: Status, Ceremony and Theater in Western Samoa, South Seas Symposium: Easter Island in Pacific Context, Albuquerque, August, 1997.

 

Samoa in a Multi-National World. 7th Pacific Arts Festival Symposium, Apia, Western Samoa, September, 1996.

 

Space, Boundary and Society: The Language of Samoan Architecture. International Association of Word and Image Studies Third International Congress, Ottawa, August 1993.

 

The Ritual of Architecture: The Creation of Samoan Guest Fale. Pacific Arts Association International Conference, Adelaide, Australia, April, 1993.

 

National Conferences: Competitively Chosen

 

Foreign Styles, Indigenous Priorities: The Assimilation of Western Architecture in Rural Samoa. College Art Association, Atlanta, February 2005.

 

Buildings as Symbolic Property: Transfer and Ownership in Samoan Village Architecture. College Art Association, Boston, February, 1996.

 

Discourse and Dialogue: Meaning in Samoan Architectural Genre. College Art Association, Seattle, February, 1993.

 

Regional Conferences: Competitively Chosen

 

The Tapa of Tonga and Samoa: An Analysis of Style. Southern California Association for the Study of African, Oceanic and Native American Art, San Diego, June, 1985.

 

International Conferences

 

From Object to Icon: The Globalization of Samoan Tapa and Fale. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2002.

 

Symbols of Samoa: The Relocation of Architecture and Barkcloth from the Village Arena to the National Stage. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Miccosukee, Florida, February 2001.

 

Current Developments in Samoan Tapa and Architecture. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Vancouver, British Columbia, February, 2000.

 

Changes in Samoan Material Culture. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Vancouver, British Columbia, February, 2000.

 

Dance and the Actualization of Space in Samoan Social Practice. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Vancouver, British Columbia, February, 2000.

 

Dance as Negotiation: The Dynamics of Social Creation in Western Samoa. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Hilo, Hawai=i, February, 1999.

 

Architectural and Ritual Space in Western Samoa, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, San Diego, February, 1998.

 

Architectural Strategies: The Adaptation of the Foreign in Samoan Domestic Structures, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, San Diego, February, 1998.

 

The United States and Samoa at the End of the Nineteenth Century, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, San Diego, February, 1997.

 

The Tie That Binds (part 2). Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, San Diego, February, 1997.

 

Old Patterns, New Contexts: Samoan Architectural Strategies in a Modern World, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, San Diego, February, 1997. 

 

The Tie That Binds: Cloth and the Manipulation of Samoan Social Space. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Kona, Hawai'i, February, 1996

 

Festivals and the Creation of Social Ties in Western Samoa. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Kona, Hawai'i, February, 1996

 

Vernacular Architecture in Western Samoa. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Kona, Hawai'i, February, 1996

 

Invitational Lectures

 

Public and Private Devotion: Catholic Art Through Time as an Expression of Faith. Invitational Lecture sponsored by the Indiana University Southeast Newman Catholic Fellowship. New Albany, Indiana, March 2007.

 

From the Pacific Ocean to Oceania: Samoan Space and the Humanities. Keynote address for Southeast Indiana Humanities Conference. New Albany, Indiana, February 2007.

 

Funeral Practices of the Dogon of West Africa. Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, Indiana, July 2002

 

Funeral Practices in the South Pacific. Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, Indiana, June 2002.

 

Death and Dying in Western Art. Opening lecture for the exhibition A New Way of Seeing: Bereavement and Hope Through the Arts, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, May 2002.

 

Lashing the Samoan World: Architecture, Cloth, Space and Society in Western Polynesia, Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa, April 1997.

 

Research on Samoa: Mead, Freeman & Beyond. Indiana University, Bloomington, November, 1996

 

Architecture Without Walls: Space and Social Relationships in Polynesian Samoa. Indiana University, Southeast Faculty Colloquium, March 1995.

 

Trouble in Paradise: Art and Culture in Western Samoa. Adult Student Center Symposium, Indiana University Southeast, February, 1995.

 

Native Australian Art as Statement of Identity. Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, Missouri, April, 1994.

 

Australian Aboriginal Art: Links to the Past, Movement to the Future. Maryland Institute of Fine Arts, Baltimore, April, 1994

 

South Pacific Architecture as Social Statement: A Samoan Example. Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, March, 1994

 

Spatial Destruction in Samoan Architecture: The Creation of Social Ties. University of South Florida, Tampa, March, 1994.

 

Space as Social Construct: The Vernacular Architecture of Western Samoa. Columbia University Symposium Pacific Orientations: New Directions in the Study of Oceanic Art, New York, March 1993.

 

SESSIONS CHAIRED

 

International Conferences

 

Containing Ritual. Pacific Arts Association, Christchurch, New Zealand, June 2003.

 

Negotiated Space and the Construction of Community Symposium. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Vancouver, February, 2000.

 

Negotiated Space and the Construction of Community Working Session. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Hilo, Hawai’i, February, 1999.

 

Artistic Agency in a Colonial / Post Colonial Pacific. College Art Association, Toronto, February, 1998 with Carol Ivory, Washington State University, Pullman.

 

Constructed Space in Oceania. Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, San Diego, February, 1998.

National Conferences

 

Cloth, Women, and Polynesia: The Legacy of Jehanne Teilhet-Fisk. College Art Association, Seattle, February, 2004.

 

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

 

Pride and Identity: The Legacy of Native American Art, Ronald S. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, February, 2003. Curated in conjunction with students.

 

Transporting the Spirit: Papuan Gulf Art from the Marc Seidler Collection, Ronald S. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, September 1999.

 

Art of Transformation: Objects from the West African Collection of Berea College, Ronald S. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, June 1998. Curated in conjunction with students.

 

DISSERTATION

 

Space As Social Construct: The Vernacular Architecture of Rural Samoa.  Columbia University in the City of New York, Art History Department, 1993

 

MASTER'S THESIS

 

The Tapa Cloth of Tonga and Samoa: A Study in Continuity and Change.  California State University, Art History Division, Fine Arts Department, San Diego, 1985.

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                                             PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

College Art Association

Pacific Arts Association

Polynesian Society

Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania