Emerging Scholars Working Committee: Lauren Drapala, Vanessa Vanden Berghe and Michelle Jackson Beckett


To foster exchange among and showcase the work of Emerging Scholars in the field of historic interiors broadly defined, encompassing current graduate students and early-career professionals within 5 years of completion of a terminal degree.


This committee primarily serves the interests of graduate students and recent graduates interested in the research, interpretation and analysis of historic interior spaces. There is a lot of opportunity to explore various research topics, platforms for exchange and networking. For three years running, this committee has planned, organized and hosted a virtual Annual New Research Symposium in Late Spring/early Summer, featuring research from a broad selection of international Emerging Scholars and professionals. Other events include a workshop or panel on a topic related to academic support in the history of interiors and related fields, e.g. grant writing, research outputs, to take place in the fall. 


New members will be expected to assist with the Committee’s two annual events, to attend regular meetings, and to contribute to continued outreach and internal development. There is an opportunity to serve as liaison to the Executive Committee, as well, and represent the committee within the larger Historic Interiors Group Affiliate group.


To apply please submit a CV and Letter of Interest of no more than 500 words to Lauren Drapala (lauren.drapala@bgc.bard.edu).