UF School of Art + Art History Professor Dr. Melissa Hyde was awarded the 2016 UF Research Foundation Professorship Award. This award recognizes tenured faculty members who have a distinguished current record of research. Its purpose is to recognize recent contributions and provide incentives for continued excellence in research. Each three-year UFRF Professorship includes a $5,000 annual salary supplement and a one-time$3,000 grant to support research.
Melissa is a prolific and influential scholar and a leading figure in her field of 18th century European art. She is particularly known for her groundbreaking research on the role of women and gender in this period and on gender issues in general. Her recent scholarly accomplishments to note are:
- Two edited books: Rococo Echo Rococo Echo: Art, Theory and Historiography from Cochin to Coppola, (2015), and Plumes et pinceaux, Discours de femmes sur l’art en Europe (1750-1850), (2012).
- Exhibition Catalogue essays for international venues, including Petit Palais in Paris, National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Museum (Stockholm), and National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
- Inaugural Mellor Book Prize ($50,000) for her forthcoming book Women in French Art 1750-1830, under contract with the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
- Lectures and Discussions at Louvre/INHA, University of Chicago, University of Sydney, NYU and Bard.
Congratulations, Dr. Hyde and thank you for your contributions to us and your field.