EMILIE LIU honored with the 2020 Donald F. McCallum Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Senior Award

Emilie Liu has been named the recipient of the 2020 Donald F. McCallum Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Senior Award from the UCLA  Art History Department. Liu worked with Prof. Stella Nair in the Andean Lab on an undergraduate research project and, prior to COVID-19, had been chosen by the Department of Art History to give the lecture during the Undergraduate Research Week . Read more about her project here.

ROBYN PRICE presents virtual lecture on “Egyptian Smells.”

Robyn Price, PhD candidate at the Cotsen Institute, presented a virtual lecture on how sensory experience contributed to the overall organization of ancient society during a virtual lecture on April 10. She shared some of the research she’s done for her thesis covering the cultural importance of smelling in the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians and how smell tied to narratives of power and poverty. The lecture was presented by The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a non-profit devoted to creative experimentation with a focus on scent. Details on the event are available at