Art, Religion, and Iconography in the Vimy Memorial

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France / Photo by GaryBlakeley, Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Laura Brandon / 11.07.2014 Chief Curator of War Art Canadian War Museum This article examines the Canada National Vimy Memorial in France as a work of art.[i] It explores its creator Walter Allward’s background, and the art historical inspirations and symbolic[…]

Decision Making Under Stress

By Dr. Emma Barrett and Dr. Nathan Smith / 10.30.2017 Barrett: Research Fellow in Psychology, Lancaster University Smith: Honorary Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School In 2014, 29-year-old Mohammed Uddin spent a few weeks with the Islamic State in Syria. On his return to the UK he was arrested and in 2016 convicted of preparing[…]

Remembering Alex Colville: Genius and the Politics of Art History

Canadian artist Alex Colville, war artist attached to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, on the Dutch/German border in the final months of WWII / Library and Archives Canada By Dr. Andrew Nurse / 10.25.2017 Associate Professor of Canadian Studies Mount Allison University By all accounts the 2014-5 Alex Colville retrospective — staged first by the AGO — was a monumental[…]

How a Young Ernest Hemingway Dealt with His First Taste of Fame

Ernest Hemingway with a bull near Pamplona, Spain in 1927, two years before ‘A Farewell to Arms’ would be published. Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston By Dr. Verna Kale / 11.12.2017 Associate Editor, The Letter of Ernest Hemingway Assistant Research Professor of English Pennsylvania State University When he published “The[…]