Animated shorts celebrate work of 3 Texas A&M Arts & Humanities Fellows

The Arts & Humanities Fellows Program funded by Texas A&M University’s Division of Research released its second series of animated shorts to explore the outstanding scholarship and creativity produced by the program’s Class of 2016. 

Each animated short describes a research or creative project supported by a three-year grant of $15,000 from the Arts & Humanities Fellows Program. Recognized for their creativity and scholarly value, these projects were the second to receive funding from the program. The videos are available at https://vpr.tamu.edu/initiate-research/arts-and-humanities-fellows/2016-fellows.

“This program demonstrates Texas A&M’s ongoing commitment to investing in the arts and humanities, which represent both sources and measures of the vibrancy of our society,” said Vice President of Research Mark A. Barteau. “To provide a showcase for the extraordinary ideas and images of our 2016 Arts & Humanities Fellows, our animation team has created a new series of brief, impactful videos designed to engage audiences and demonstrate the vision of our scholars.”

The second in a series of animated shorts, produced by Research Communications and Public Relations, feature the following Arts & Humanities Fellows and their funded projects: 

  • Daniel Conway, professor, Department of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts, documented and analyzed the roles that ordinary people play in genocidal violence and other crimes against humanity, with plans to produce a book provisionally titled “Facing Evil.” 
  • Felice House, associate professor, Department of Visualization, College of Architecture, expanded her large-scale painting series titled “Re-Western,” which recasts iconic Western-movie heroes as contemporary women, and exhibited her work in the United Kingdom. 
  • Katherine Unterman, associate professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, studied the effects of a 1901 Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution does not fully apply to American citizens living in the five populated U.S. territories. 

The Arts & Humanities Fellows Program plans to release animated shorts about the classes of 2017-20 as well as future classes.