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Prof Caskey blogs from Bari: Notes from the Field

14 Feb 2014 - 3:19pm

I’ve been teaching for many years, and students frequently ask me questions along these lines:  What is it like to be an art historian?  How do you go about conducting fieldwork for a scholarly publication, like an article or book?  Many students who ask these kinds of questions are gathering information to determine if the path of advanced research is right for them.  Other students are just curious, wanting to understand more fully what professors are up to when they are not pontificating in the lecture hall or leading a seminar discussion.