2020 – 2021
Art of the Spanish Americas

Aaron M. Hyman, Post-Doctoral Marilynn Thoma Fellow

The 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma post-doctoral fellowship of $60,000 is awarded to Dr. Aaron M. Hyman (Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Art at Johns Hopkins University), who will produce a book manuscript examining the unusual quantity of written words on artworks created from 1550–1750 in present-day Spain, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. Hyman’s manuscript Seeing Script: On Artistic and Archival Affinity in the Early Modern Spanish World contributes to interdisciplinary media studies that have begun to reframe how the visual elements of writing complicate the semantic value of texts, framing textual addition as a feature capable of suturing geographies and genre.

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