Dr JoAnne Mancini

History

Senior Lecturer

Rhetoric House
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(01) 7083326

Biography

J. M. Mancini (Ph.D., M.A., Johns Hopkins; B.A., University of Virginia) is Senior Lecturer in History.  Before coming to Maynooth in 2004, she taught in the Department of American Studies, University of Sussex and in the Department of History, 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).

Dr Mancini's new book, Art and War in the Pacific World (https://www.ucpress.edu/go/artandwarinthepacificworld), is forthcoming from the University of California Press in early 2018.  Her previous publications include 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), Architecture and Armed Conflict (Routledge, 2015), edited with Keith Bresnahan (https://www.routledge.com/Architecture-and-Armed-Conflict-The-Politics-of-Destruction/Mancini-Bresna...), and articles in an interdisciplinary range of peer-reviewed journals such as American Art, American Quarterly, Colonial Latin American Review, and Critical Inquiry.  Her awards for academic research include the 2012 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award (http://americanart.si.edu/pr/library/2012/frost_2012.pdf), for "Pedro Cambón's Asian Objects: A Transpacific Approach to Eighteenth-Century California;" the Smithsonian American Art Museum's 2008 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in American Art (http://americanart.si.edu/pr/library/2008/pr_eldredge2008.pdf), for Pre-Modernism, and the Yasuo Sakakibara Prize (American Studies Association, 2002).

She 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 BBC World Service - World Questions, RTÉ Television's live 2016 and 2012 U.S. Presidential election specials, 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.


Dr Mancini's current teaching includes:
  • HY240 (American history introductory survey, from the origins of the Revolution to the Civil War)
  • HY241 (American history introductory survey, from the Civil War until recent times)
  • HY383 (Environment and culture in American history)
  • HY373 (American cultural history)






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 [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