Dr. James Romaine, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History, was elected President of the board of directors of the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA). ASCHA is the leading academic association dedicated to the promotion of scholarship of the 2,000-year history of Christianity and the visual arts. ASCHA holds annual symposia and other scholarly forms.
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Dr. Romaine also presented a paper, "Recognizing Jesus: Faith and Sight in the Biblical Paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner,” at the Faith, Identity, and History: Representations of Christianity in Modern and Contemporary African American Art. This symposium, organized by the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) was held on March 24 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Dr. Romaine was a co-organizer of this symposium.
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