Dr JoAnne Mancini

History

Senior Lecturer

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. She is a historian of the United States and early America, with a particular interest in the intersections between American, world, and imperial history, the relationships between history and art, and the interactions between art and war.

Before coming to Maynooth, she taught in the University of Sussex and in University College Cork. 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).  Her awards and prizes include the Smithsonian American Art Museum's 2012 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award (for "Pedro Cambón's Asian Objects: A Transpacific Approach to Eighteenth-Century California"), as well as its book prize, the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in American Art (2008, for Pre-Modernism), and the American Studies Association's Yasuo Sakakibara Prize (2002).

Publications
Dr. Mancini recently published Art and War in the Pacific World: Making, Breaking, and Taking from Anson’s Voyage to the Philippine-American War (University of California Press, 2018, https://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520294516)Art and War joins the history of empire, the history of war, and the history of art, architecture, and material culture by exploring a series of conflicts associated with the British and US forays, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, into Pacific regions previously dominated by the Spanish Empire.  The Pacific world has long been recognized as a hub for the global trade in art objects and as a region linked by commerce, consumer culture, and the quest for “luxury.”  However, scholars have seldom reckoned with the cultural significance of repeated conflict in the region, or noted the pervasiveness of conflict-driven art processes such as looting, prize-taking, and the defacement and destruction of art and architecture.  By exploring how the making, alteration, looting, and destruction of images, objects, buildings, and landscapes intersected with the exercise of force, Art and War provides a new view of global artistic interaction, of imperial conflict, and of a Pacific world integrated by Spanish imperial expansion but remade by Anglo-American belligerence. 

Mancini is also the author of Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Armory Show (Princeton, 2005, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7983.html) and, with Keith Bresnahan, she is the co-editor of Architecture and Armed Conflict (Routledge, 2015, https://www.routledge.com/Architecture-and-Armed-Conflict-The-Politics-of-Destruction/Mancini-Bresna...). Her articles and essays have appeared in journals across several disciplines including American Art, American Quarterly, Colonial Latin American Review, Critical Inquiry, the Journal of American History and Winterthur Portfolio.

Outreach
Dr. Mancini takes an interest in communicating academic perspectives to wider audiences. In addition to regular contributions to Newstalk Radio's Talking History, she has appeared on Irish and international programmes including the BBC World Service's World Questions, RTÉ Television's live U.S. Presidential election panels in 2016 and 2012, Prime Time, Today with Sean O'Rourke, The Pat Kenny Show, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities show BackStory, broadcast on National Public Radio.























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'
J. M. Mancini (2016) 'Disrupting the transpacific: objects, architecture, war, panic'. Colonial Latin American Review, 26 [IR Link] [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] [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 [IR Link] [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 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 ''Because it is my culture: technology and agency in the overseas U.S. cultural history classroom''
J. M. Mancini (2010) ''Because it is my culture: technology and agency in the overseas U.S. cultural history classroom''. Journal of American History, 96 :1127-1132 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 ''Citizenship Matters: Lessons from the Irish Citizenship Referendum''
Mancini, J. M. and Graham Finlay (2008) ''Citizenship Matters: Lessons from the Irish Citizenship Referendum''. American quarterly, 60 :575-599 [IR Link] [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 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Discovering Viking America'
Mancini, J. M. (2002) 'Discovering Viking America'. Critical Inquiry, 28 :868-907 [IR Link] [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 [IR Link] [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 [IR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
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 . [IR Link] [Details]
2009 ''Worlds''
Mancini, J. M. (2009) ''Worlds'' American Art, 23 . [IR Link] [Details]
2003 ''Reviving the Folk Revival''
Mancini, J. M. (2003) ''Reviving the Folk Revival'' Common-Place, 3 . [IR Link] [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: 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