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Abbey O'Brien

Abbey O’Brien is a senior majoring in History and Art & Architecture. Originally studying Art Education with a minor in Art History at the University of Vermont, Abbey transferred to the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 where her passion for art history flourished. She is interested in a broad scope of modern topics that range from Austrian art during the fin-de-siècle and interwar periods to the impact of the Mexican mural movement.

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"Women and Empore: The Issue of Gendered Space in Ottonian Architecture," by Matthew Sova

Saint Cyriakus is a small convent located in the rural town of Gernrode, Germany. It was constructed in the tenth century under the direct patronage of Margrave Gero, an aristocrat with close ties to the Ottonian dynasty of Holy Roman Emperors. Although Saint Cyriakus exemplifies early Ottonian architectural style, it introduces an innovative architectural element: the Empore, a raised gallery space located in the western end of some basilica-plan churches.

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Matthew Sova

Matthew Sova is a senior History of Art and Architecture and Anthropology double major at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is currently completing an undergraduate honors thesis on the Ottonian convent church of Saint Cyriakus in Gernrode, Germany, under the mentorship of Professor Shirin Fozi.  Due to the generosity of the Friends of Frick Fine Arts and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Office of the Associate Dean, he traveled to Germany in Spring 2015 to complete his research on this site.  He

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Austin Gehman

Austin Gehman is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Architectural Studies.  Throughout his four years at the university, Austin has participated as a teaching assistant in multiple classes, participated in HAAARCH three times, and designed the promotional materials for HAAARCH.  He also studied abroad in the fall of 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark where he explored themes and styles of Scandinavian and European architecture.  He is also a senior representative of the Pitt chapter of AIAS a

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"Faces of Empire: Social Discourse of Field Marshal, 1st Baron, Sir Jeffery Amherst's Portraits Created in Life" by Jonathon T. Weber

During his life, 1717 to 1797, Lord Amherst was and continues to be a controversial figure for his military exploits which expanded the reach of Britain’s Empire. Historians and his peers have equally criticized these endeavors for decimating Woodland Indian communities and provoking insurrections in America and Europe. In this paper I will explore how this morally complicated individual is identified and remembered in portraiture.

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Jonathon T. Weber

Jonathon T. Weber is a graduating 2015 senior in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences in the History of Arts and Architecture.  Despite a strong background in finance, he discontinued this to focus his studies exclusively in art history.

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HAAARCH!!! 2014

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HAAARCH!!! 2014

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Rachel Kauffman

Rachel Kauffman is a senior in the Architectural Studies Program, minoring in Studio Arts. Her passion for architecture cultivated from a love of residential architecture, which she plans to pursue post graduation. Though she has focused on architectural design, her studies at Pitt led her to find an interest in historic preservation. Currently, Rachel works for a small contracting company and is an intern at Weisshouse.

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Cyrille Froncek

Cyrille Froncek is a sophomore History of Art and Architecture major at the University of Pittsburgh. She hails from Squirrel Hill and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 2012. As a recipient of the Pittsburgh Promise, Cyrille is excited to return to Pittsburgh Public Schools and work with the future scholar recipients of tomorrow. She looks forward to meeting all of the SciTech students and learning about art around the Oakland community. 

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