SHARON DALE

(814) 898-6208 (office) · e-mail: sxd4@psu.edu

Education 

Ph.D.         Art History, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, Graduate School, New Brunswick, NJ (1984)

                       Dissertation:  Lippo Vanni: Style and Iconography

M.A.          Art History, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, Graduate School, New Brunswick, NJ (1975)

B.A.           Latin American Studies, BROOKLYN COLLEGE, City University of New York (1972)

                       Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Positions                                           

1994-present        Associate Professor, Art History, Pennsylvania State University-Behrend College

1985-1994          Assistant Professor, Art History, Pennsylvania State University-Behrend College

1978-1982          Instructor, Art History, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA.                                    

1984-1986          Curator, "Frederick Hurten Rhead: An English Potter in America," ERIE ART
                            MUSEUM
, Erie, PA 

1980-1982          Curator, Permanent Collection, ALLEGHENY COLLEGE, Meadville, PA

1976-1977          Gallery Assistant, Sales, research, exhibition design, HIRSCHL AND ADLER
                          
GALLERIES, New York, NY

Awards and Grants

American Council of Learned Societies, Grant for Travel to International Meetings Abroad, $500, 1995.

Institute for Arts and Humanistic Studies, Penn State University, $2000, 1995.

Penn State Erie-The Behrend College, Research Grant, $1000, 1994.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, $4000, 1992.

Institute for Arts and Humanistic Studies, Penn State University, $2000, 1992.

Penn State Erie-The Behrend College, Research Grant, $1575, 1992.

Penn State Erie-The Behrend College, Research Initiation Grant, $2000, 1990.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Travel to Collections Grant, $750, 1989. 

Institute for Arts and Humanistic Studies, Penn State University, $2300, 1989.

Pennsylvania Humanities Council, $3600 Gift and Match Grant underwriting symposium on American Art Pottery, 1986.

American Ceramic Circle, $1000 Research Grant underwriting publication of Frederick Hurten Rhead: An English Potter in America, 1986.

National Endowment for the Arts, $20,000 grant underwriting exhibition, "Frederick Hurten Rhead: An English Potter in America" (with Erie Art Museum), 1985-86.


PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                       

Books and Parts of Books 

Chronicling History, Sharon Dale, Alison Williams, Lewin and Duane J. Osheim, in press; Pennsylvania State University Press.

Baldo degli Ubaldi and the infeudation of Biscina: the original bulls discovered,” in press;  the University of Perugia,  in a book commemorating the 500th anniversary of Baldus’ death, edited by Maria Grazia Nico and Carla Franca , 583-588

“How I got married, had a kid, got tenure and lived to tell,” in The Family Track, ed.  C.  Coiner and D.H. George, (University of Illinois Press) 1998, 130-136.

"I veri figli di Agostino: Gli affreschi della chiesa di Sant'Agostino a Gubbio," in Arte e Spiritualità negli Ordini Mendicanti, ed.  Herbert Dellwing, (Rome:Argos) 1992, 151-164.

Frederick Hurten Rhead: An English Potter in America, (dist. by U. of Washington Press), 1986, 136pp.

Articles and Essays 

 “A house divided:  San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro in Pavia and the politics of Pope John XXII,” Journal of Medieval History, 27 (2001):  55-77.

Mausoleo de san Agustin: Un emblema de la supremacia papal,” Augustinus, 44, (1999): 99-106).

"To the Victors Goes the Hagiography:The Frescoes at Montesiepi and the Vitae Galgani,” Cîteaux, commentarii cistercienses  48(1997):231-259.

"Sense and Place: The Art of Martha Holt," Woman's Art Journal, 14(1993):22-27.

"The Frescoes at San Leonardo al Lago: A Study in Augustinian Iconology," Arte Cristiana, 80(1992):265-274.

"Contextual Art History:  The Illusion of Precision," Source, 8/3(1989):32-36.

"Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Massa Marittima Maestà: An Augustinian Interpretation," Source, 8/2(1989):6-11.

"Frederick Rhead," Ceramics Monthly 35(May 1987):27-36.

"Frederick Hurten Rhead," American Ceramics 5(Fall 1986):41-45.

Co-author (with James Stubblebine et al.), "Early Masaccio: A Hypothetical, Lost Madonna and a Disattribution," Art Bulletin 62(June 1980):217-225.

Other Publications 

Review of David Foote, Lordship, Reform and the Development of Civil Society in Medieval Italy, for Speculum (in preparation)

Review of Anita Moscowitz Italian Gothic Sculpture, CAA Reviews.

Editor, Italian Art Society News, 1988-1992.

Editor, Italian Art Society Bibliography of Members' Publications, 1988-91.


Papers Presented

“Peace or LibertasGiangaleazzo Visconti Reappraised,” 40th Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 2005.

“A Juridical College in Fourteenth Century Milan?” 39th Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 2004.

“The Avignon Papacy and the Creation of the Visconti Myth,” Fourteenth Biennial New College Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies, Sarasota FL, March, 2004.

“Contra Damnationis Filios,” The Cultural and Intellectual Life at the Court of the Popes at AvignonAccademia-Belgica,(The Belgian Academy)  Rome, Italy, (international) March, 2003.

“Pope Gregory XI and the Visconti,” 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 2003.

“Politics and Piety: The relationship of the Visconti and the Avignon Papacy,” University of Leeds, Leeds, England invited speaker to Medieval Seminar, March 2003.

“Politics and Piety: The relationship of the Visconti and the Avignon Papacy, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, invited speaker, March 2003.

“Sic transit gloria Augustini,”  University College, Dublin, Ireland,  Public Lecture, March 2003.

“The Arca di SantAgostino: Art at the Intersection of Religion and Politics,” Mid-Atlantic Renaissance and Reformation Seminar, Johns Hopkins University, 2002.

“Counting Virtues: Pietro Castellato’s Funeral Oration for Giangaleazzo Visconti,” Thirteenth Biennial New College Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL 2002.

“Moving Targets: the Visconti, the Church and the Shifting Centers of Power in Trecento Italy, 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2001.

“Venom and Veneration: The Church of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro and the Cult of St. Augustine,” Second International Congress, Trans-National Atlas and Database of Saints’ Cults,” Netherlandish Institute in Rome, 2000.

Fra Jacopo Bussolari and Pavese Political Identity,” 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI, 2000.

“Pro Patria et PenatesPietro Azario and the Creation of the Visconti Myth,” Twelfth Biennial New College Conference on Medieval Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL, 2000.

“Measuring Truth:  Papal-Visconti Relations as seen by Chroniclers and in Papal Registers,” 34th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 1999.

“Four Saints in Two Acts: The Quattro Santi Coronati in Art and Papal Politics,” Eleventh Biennial New College Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies Sarasota, FL, 1998.

“Texts and Contexts: The Iconography of the Arca di SantAgostino and the Liber Vitasfratrum of Jordanus of Saxony,” 22nd International Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1997.

"A House Divided:  The Church of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro in Pavia and the politics of Pope John XXII,"  Tenth Biennial New College Conference on Medieval-Renaissance Studies," Sarasota, FL, 1996.

"Iconographic Nuance in the Arca di Sant' Agostino:  The issue of papal supremacy,"  Twelfth International Conference on Patristic Studies," Oxford University, Oxford, Eng. 1995.

"The Arca di Sant' Agostino," public lecture, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA March 29, 1995.

"The Arca di Sant'Agostino:  Monument as Memory," Ninth Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL, 1994.

"The Iconography of the Arca di Sant'Agostino," 18th International Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova, PA, 1993.

"A Sermon to the Hermit Friars: The Arca di Sant'Agostino," 28th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 1993.

"Cistercian Piety and Sienese Power," 27th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 1992.

"Gli Affreschi Agostiniani a Gubbio," Arte e Spiritualità negli Ordini Mendicanti, Tolentino, Italy, 1991.

"Close to Paradise,"  15th International Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova PA, 1990. 

"Florence as a New Jerusalem," 25th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 1990.

"An Augustinian Interpretation of the Gates of Paradise," public lecture, SUNY-Buffalo, 1990.

"By the Rules:  The Augustinian Frescoes at Gubbio Reconsidered," Seventh Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL, 1990.

"Politics and Strange Bedfellows: The Frescoes at Montesiepi Reconsidered," Southeastern Medieval Association, Houston, TX, 1989.

"New Observations on Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise," 14th International Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova, PA, 1989.

"Theological and Political Aspects of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Massa Marittima Maestà," Sixth Biennial New College Conference on Medieval Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, FL, 1988.

"Migrating Flamingoes," Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, LA, 1988.

"Like a Bridegroom Coming out of His Chamber: The Augustinian Frescoes at San Leonardo al Lago," 23rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 1988.

"An Augustinian Interpretation of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Maestà," 13th International Conference on Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Villanova, PA, 1988.

"English Designs for the American Market," 34th Annual Symposium, American Ceramic Circle, Philadelphia, 1987.

"Progressive Visions: Lippo Vanni & Sienese Trecento Art," 22nd International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1987.

"Fiestaware: From Woolworths to Bloomingdales.  Whose Culture Is It, Anyway?"  Popular Culture Association, Montreal, Quebec, 1987.

"Lippo Vanni's San Leonardo al Lago Frescoes: Heroic Women Wage War on Sin," Medieval Association of the Midwest, Iowa State University, 1986.

"Towards an Esthetic for American Art Pottery," American Art Pottery Symposium at Penn State-Behrend, 1986.

"Frederick Hurten Rhead," American Ceramic Arts Society, New York, 1986.

Service to Government and Professional Organizations  

Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Board Member, 2000-2005

Italians and Italianists, Founding President, 1999-present

Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Outside Evaluator for funded grants, 1992-94. Term renewed 1994-96;1997-8; 1999-2000

Italian Art Society, Founding President, 1988-1989.

Languages

Italian, Latin, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German.