On Feb 3, Dr. Rose Trentinella gave a symposium called “Art History as an Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.” Her interactive discussion featured images from photography and fine art that have sparked meaningful dialogue in a variety of disciplines. She suggested that art history provides a sound basis for epistemology (or how we know what we know/the theory of knowledge).
Dr. Trentinella is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Art and Design at UT. As an art historian, Dr. Trentinella’s academic interests include Greco-Roman and Italian Renaissance art, especially their convergence during the “rediscovery of antiquity” in the 15th and 16th centuries. As a scholar, Dr. Trentinella’s research centers on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, with a particular focus on how pedagogies of interdisciplinary fields such as art history can be most effective for student learning.