We were delighted to welcome Andrew Szegedy-Maszak (Wesleyan University) for an Open House discussion entitled “Silver and Stone: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey.” The event was live-streamed on Friday, November 17, at 11 a.m. EST, and was recorded. You can watch on the Kosmos Society YouTube channel or below.
In preparation for the event, you might like to read the following:
- “Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey” Overview of exhibition at the Met
- Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey Article at the Getty
- Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey Wikipedia page
Andrew Szegedy-Maszak earned his B.A. in Classics at the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Since 1973 he has been on the faculty at Wesleyan University, where he is now Professor of Classical Studies and Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek. He has also held visiting professorships at UCLA, Dartmouth, and the Yale School of Drama. He has been a guest scholar in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He has won the American Philological Association’s award for excellence in the teaching of Classics, as well as the Wesleyan University award for teaching excellence. In 1998–1999 he was the “250th Anniversary Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching” at Princeton. In 2012–2013 he was Wesleyan’s first Distinguished Teaching Fellow. He has published widely on Greek history and historiography and on the history of photography. His current project is a study of the representation of classical sites by 19th-century photographers and travel writers; among his publications is the co-authored Antiquity and Photography (2005), which won the Association of American Publishers Award for Excellence in Scholarly Publishing.