Dr JoAnne Mancini

History

Associate Professor

Rhetoric House
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(01) 708 3926

Biography

 

J. M. Mancini (Ph.D., M.A., Johns Hopkins; B.A., University of Virginia) is Associate Professor in History.

Before coming to Maynooth, Mancini taught in the University of Sussex, in University College Cork, and in Canada. She has held grants and fellowships from institutions including the Getty Research Institute, the Smithsonian Institution, the Huntington Library, the Paul Mellon Centre and the AHRB (UK). 

Research
Mancini is an interdisciplinary scholar whose historical interests intersect with interests in art and material culture; architecture, cities and the built environment; migration and citizenship; and education. 

She has published two monographs, a co-edited essay collection, and articles and essays in a wide range of international peer-reviewed journals including American Quarterly, Critical Inquiry, and the Journal of American History.  Her most recent book, Art and War in the Pacific World, was described as ‘essential reading for scholars interested in the global interchange of art, objects, and architecture during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’ (American Historical Review), a ‘compelling work of interdisciplinary scholarship’ (Pacific Historical Review) and ‘a remarkable work’ (Global Maritime History).

Mancini's research has won national book and article prizes in the United States, and the American Studies Association's Yasuo Sakakibara Prize.


Outreach
Dr. Mancini takes an interest in communicating academic perspectives to wider audiences. In addition to numerous contributions to Newstalk Radio's Talking History, she has appeared on Irish and international programmes including RTÉ Television's Prime Time and live U.S. Presidential election panels, Today with Sean O'Rourke, The Pat Kenny Show, BBC World Service's World Questions, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities show BackStory, broadcast on National Public Radio.


Teaching
In 2019-2020, Dr. Mancini is teaching the following modules:  

HY240 (American History from the Seven Years’ War to the Civil War)
HY241 (U.S. History from Reconstruction to the contemporary period)
HY305 (Environment and Culture in American History)
HY319 (History and Story: Beyond the Ivory Tower)
HY341 (U.S./Early American Cultural History)


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Books

  Year Publication
2018 Art and War in the Pacific World.
J. M. Mancini (2018) Art and War in the Pacific World. Oakland: University of California Press. [Details]
2015 Architecture and Armed Conflict.
J. M. Mancini and Keith Bresnahan, eds. (2015) Architecture and Armed Conflict. London: Routledge. [Details]
2005 Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Armory Show.
J. M. Mancini (2005) Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Armory Show. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Disrupting the transpacific: objects, architecture, war, panic'
Mancini J. (2016) 'Disrupting the transpacific: objects, architecture, war, panic'. Colonial Latin American Review, 25 (1):35-55 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Horizons pacifiques de l'art americain'
J. M. Mancini; Dana Leibsohn (2015) 'Horizons pacifiques de l'art americain'. Perspective (France), (2):148-154 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2010 'Because It Is My Culture: Technology and Agency in the Overseas US Cultural History Classroom'
Mancini, JM (2010) 'Because It Is My Culture: Technology and Agency in the Overseas US Cultural History Classroom'. Journal of American History, 96 :1127-1132 [Details]
2008 'Citizenship Matters: Lessons from the Irish citizenship referendum'
Mancini, JM;Finlay, G (2008) 'Citizenship Matters: Lessons from the Irish citizenship referendum'. American quarterly, 60 :575-599 [Details]
2011 'Siege mentalities: Objects in motion, british imperial expansion, and the pacific turn'
J. M. Mancini (2011) 'Siege mentalities: Objects in motion, british imperial expansion, and the pacific turn'. Winterthur Portfolio-A Journal Of American Material Culture, 45 (2-3):125-140 [full-text] [Details]
2011 ''Pedro Cambón’s Asian objects: a transpacific approach to eighteenth-century California''
J. M. Mancini (2011) ''Pedro Cambón’s Asian objects: a transpacific approach to eighteenth-century California''. American Art, 25 :28-51 [full-text] [Details]
2004 ''Messin' with the Furniture Man': Early Country Music, Regional Culture, and the Search for an Anthological Modernism'
Mancini, J. M. (2004) ''Messin' with the Furniture Man': Early Country Music, Regional Culture, and the Search for an Anthological Modernism'. AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY, 16 :208-237 [full-text] [Details]
2002 'Discovering Viking America'
Mancini, J. M. (2002) 'Discovering Viking America'. Critical Inquiry, 28 :868-907 [full-text] [Details]
1999 'One Term is a Fatuous as Another:' Responses to the Armory Show Reconsidered'
Mancini, J. M. (1999) 'One Term is a Fatuous as Another:' Responses to the Armory Show Reconsidered'. American quarterly, 51 :833-870 [full-text] [Details]
1998 ''The Safeness of Standing Alone: Alfred Stieglitz, Camera Work and the Organizational Roots of the American Avant-Garde''
Mancini, J. M. (1998) ''The Safeness of Standing Alone: Alfred Stieglitz, Camera Work and the Organizational Roots of the American Avant-Garde''. Canadian Review of American Studies, 28 :37-79 [full-text] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Condensed reprint of 'Pedro Cambón’s Asian objects: a transpacific approach to eighteenth-century California''
J. M. Mancini (2019) 'Condensed reprint of 'Pedro Cambón’s Asian objects: a transpacific approach to eighteenth-century California'' In: S. Sloboda and M. Yonan (eds). Eighteenth-Century Art Worlds. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
2017 'American Art’s Dark Matter: Uncirculation from Revolution to Empire'
J. M. Mancini (2017) 'American Art’s Dark Matter: Uncirculation from Revolution to Empire' In: F. Brunet (eds). Circulation. Chicago: Terra Foundation for American Art, dist. by University of Chicago Press. [Details]
2016 '‘Her life within the home’: The construction of gender and female international migrant workers in the Republic of Ireland'
Graham Finlay and J. M. Mancini (2016) '‘Her life within the home’: The construction of gender and female international migrant workers in the Republic of Ireland' In: Women migrant workers: Ethical, political and legal problems. New York: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2015 'The Pacific World and American Art History'
J. M. Mancini (2015) 'The Pacific World and American Art History' In: Companion to American Art. London: Wiley-Blackwell. [Details]
2012 'Destructive Creation: The U.S.-Philippine Relationship in American Art'
J. M. Mancini (2012) 'Destructive Creation: The U.S.-Philippine Relationship in American Art' In: East-West Interchanges in American Art. Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'Bully Pulpit'
Mancini, J. M. (2015) 'Bully Pulpit' Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, Winter . [full-text] [Details]
2009 ''Worlds''
Mancini, J. M. (2009) ''Worlds'' American Art, 23 . [full-text] [Details]
2003 ''Reviving the Folk Revival''
Mancini, J. M. (2003) ''Reviving the Folk Revival'' Common-Place, 3 . [full-text] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
0 +Book, article and paper prizes+ Since Ph.D.
2012 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Prize American Art (Smithsonian American Art Museum)
2008 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in American Art Smithsonian American Art Museum
2002 Yasuo Sakakibara Prize American Studies Association
0 +External fellowships and grants+ Since Ph.D.
2016 Publication (Author) Grant Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
2015 Research Support Grant The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
2014 Travel Grant Latin American Studies Association
2012 Msgr. Francis Weber and Mayer Fellow Huntington Library, San Marino, California
2011 Eccles Centre Visiting European Fellowship in North American Studies British Library/BAAS
2007 Helm fellowship, Lilly Library Indiana University
2006 Getty Scholar 2006-2007 Getty Research Institute
2005 British Academy Exchange Grant Royal Irish Academy
2003 Arts and Humanities Research Board Small Grant in the Creative and Performing Arts AHRB (UK)
2002 Andrew Oliver Research Fellowship Massachusetts Historical Society
2001 Robert R. Wark Fellowship Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California
1999 Postdoctoral Fellowship Smithsonian Institution
1998 Research Grant Minnesota Historical Society
2001 Hamilton Research Grant Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1997 Johns Hopkins University Ph.D.
1992 Johns Hopkins University M.A.
1990 University of Virginia B.A. with High Honors

Other Activities

  Description

Selected Invited Lectures/Seminars: Courtauld Institute of Art, 1/2020; UCLA, 11/19; Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 8/19; University College Dublin, 3/18; Burke Lecture, Department of Art History, Indiana University, 9/16; W. A. Emmerson Lecture, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 3/15; 'L’Armory Show à 100 ans/The Armory Show at 100', Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 12/13; 'Religion and American Art', CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 10/12; History Teachers’ Association of Ireland, 3/12; Alan Graham Memorial Lecture (Plenary), European Association for American Studies, 3/10; 'East-West Interchanges in American Art’, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 10/09; ‘Words Matter’, Smithsonian American Art Museum (Keynote, ‘Art Worlds, World Arts’), 9/08 Selected network participation: ·Initiative Fellow, Material Economies of Religion project directed by the Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Yale Univ. (http://mavcor.yale.edu/), 2017-present ·COST Action IS0904, 'European Architecture beyond Europe' (2012-2014)