Maxim Recipient of National Research Competition Award

Monday, December 1, 2008

Juliana Maxim, Ph.D., is the 2008-2010 recipient of the National Research Competition Award from the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER), for her research on the history of architecture museums in communist Romania in the 1950s and 1960s.  She will use the award for five months of research in Bucharest over the next two summers.

 This fall, between preparing a class on Ming China and learning about the work of Aleksandr Deineka, Maxim presented a talk titled “Signs of labor: the Representation of Work in the Visual Culture of Communist Romania, 1950-196” at the 2008 National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) in Philadelphia.  In spring, she will present her work on the uses of photography in the architectural culture of socialist Romania at the College Art Association meeting in Los Angeles, in a talk titled “Developing Socialism:  The Photographic Condition of Architecture in Postwar Romania.”  Maxim will also chair a session titled “Camera aedificatoria:  on the political uses of photography in architecture,” at the annual meeting of the Society of Art Historians in Pasadena, in April 2009.

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