News from the University of Melbourne that art historian Professor Jennifer Milam has been appointed as the new Head of the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She will take up the position from 1 January 2018.
Jennifer is currently an ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Art History and Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Sydney. She has published articles on art, gardens and aesthetic ideas during the Enlightenment in journals such as The Art Bulletin, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Art History, Burlington Magazine, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Her books include studies of Rococo art and architecture, the French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and a co-edited volume on women artists and patrons in eighteenth-century Europe. Her previous roles at the University of Sydney include Chair of Department of Art History and Film Studies, Associate Dean of Post Graduate Coursework and Pro Dean of Research. She has served on the Board of Executives of the College Art Association and on the ERA Research Evaluation Committee and College of Experts for the Australian Research Council. At the University of Sydney, Jennifer currently leads two multidisciplinary research groups, the Sydney Intellectual History Network and the Enlightenment Thinking Project, collaborations that she hopes to continue with colleagues in Melbourne.