History of Art and Architecture

Isaiah Bertagnolli Receives Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship

Isaiah Bertagnolli has received a Summer FLAS Fellowship from the Asian Studies Center for a Japanese 2 summer intensive. FLAS fellowships are administered through the U.S. Department of Education, with the purpose “To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies, to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency, and to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.” Bertagnolli is learning Japanese in order to better study antinuclear art from Japan. Bertagnolli's dissertation focuses on artists from around the Pacific who used the landscape genre to combat nuclear proliferation in the later half of the Cold War.