Symposium Organizers


Juliet Sperling

Juliet Sperling is a doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is broadly interested in American art and visual culture from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the history of moving images. In her dissertation project, “Animating Flatness: Seeing Moving Images in American Art, 1780-1895,” she examines movable books and metamorphic prints as visual contexts for the creation and viewing of paintings by artists including Raphaelle Peale, David Claypoole Johnston, and Winslow Homer. Her objects of study include harlequinades, “dissected plate” anatomical atlases, metamorphic trade cards, and pop-up books.

Aaron M. hyman

Aaron M. Hyman is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley. His dissertation examines the use of northern European prints and book illustrations by artists in colonial Latin America in order to interrogate paradigms of “copying” and early modern authorship. His ongoing research projects include the history of paper arts, such as découpage, translation as a visual, textual, and spatial practice in the early modern world, and collaborative artistic production.