Professor Jennifer Milam

BA Barnard College, MA Princeton University, PhD Princeton University
Professor of Art History

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4210
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Biographical details

Jennifer Milam received her BA in Art History and Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, and her MA and PhD in Art History from Princeton University. She has published articles in journals such as Art History, Burlington Magazine, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Her books include studies of Rococo art and architecture, the French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard, and a co-edited volume on women artists and patrons in eighteenth-century Europe. She has held external research grants and fellowships awarded by the Australian Research Council, the Yale Center for British Art, the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Columbia University’s Institute for Scholars at Reid Hall, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Research interests

  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Rococo Art and Architecture
  • European Garden History
  • History of Art Patronage, Collecting and Sponsorship
  • Intellectual History and the Visual

Associations

Jennifer Milam was elected to the Board of Directors of the College Art Association in 2013.

Awards and honours

  • Australian College of Educators Quality Teaching Award
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Teaching

Selected grants

2015

  • Artistic Exchanges between China and West; Chu P, Milam J; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).

2014

  • Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long Eighteenth Century (David Nichol Smith Seminar XV), Sydney, NSW, 10-13 December; Milam J, Ledbury A, Parsons N, Ferng J; Ian Potter Foundation/Conference.

2013

  • Visual cosmopolitanism, national identity and imperialist ambitions in garden spaces; Milam J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).
  • Sydney Intellectual History Network; Milam J, Aspromourgos A, Borghesi F, Caine B, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gaukroger S, Helbig D, Karalis V, Kerridge I, Macarthur D, Nassar D, Redding P, Sadurski W, Sevel M, Sluga G, Smith M, Waldow A, Walton K; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2012

  • Visual Cosmopolitanism and Garden Design in 18th Century Europe; Milam J; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • Global Sensibilities; Sluga G, Milam J, Gaukroger S, Caine B; University of Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Cluster.
  • 'Undoing the Ancient' Research Group; Blanshard A, Ledbury A, Milam J, Gagne J, Borghesi F, Muecke F, Turner M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.
  • Global Sensibilities – The New History of Ideas; Blanshard A, Caine B, Celermajer D, Ferng J, Fitzmaurice A, Gatens M, Harmon C, Johnson M, Milam J, Sluga G, White S; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2011

  • Visual Cosmopolitanism and Garden Design in Eighteenth-Century Europe; Milam J; School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney/ARC Assistance Scheme.

2010

  • Reinterpreting Rococo visual culture; Milam J; DVC Research/Thompson Fellowships.

2009

  • The Business of Art: Corporate Interventions into the Production, Display, and Reception of the Visual Arts; Milam J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • The Business of Art: Corporate Interventions into the Production, Display, and Reception of the Visual Arts; Milam J; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2003

  • Art and Amusement in Eighteenth-Century Europe; Milam J; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2002

  • Not known; Milam J; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • Art and Amusement in Eighteenth-Century France; Milam J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Between artifice and nature: visualising the body from the early-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century in French art.; Milam J; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2001

  • Women, art and the politics of identity in eighteenth-century Europe; Milam J; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Milam, J. (2011). Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art. United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Milam, J. (2006). Fragonard's playful paintings: Visual games in Rococo art. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.

Edited Books

  • Milam, J. (2003). Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe. UK: Ashgate.

Book Chapters

  • Milam, J. (2008). A monk, the writer and his painter: Diderot's imagining of a Fragonard. In Christina Ionescu and Renata Schellenberg (Eds.), Word and image in the long eighteenth century: an interdisciplinary dialogue, (pp. 227-247). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Milam, J. (2007). Miming Play: Picturing Amusement in Rococo Decorative Panels and Garden Designs. In Cavanaugh, Alden (Eds.), Performing the "Everyday": The Culture of Genre in the Eighteenth Century, (pp. 47-61). Cranbury, NJ: University of Delaware Press / Associated Univeristy Press.
  • Milam, J. (2007). The Art of Imagining Childhood in the Eighteenth Century. In Findlay, Rosie and Salbayre, Sebastien (Eds.), Stories for children, histories of childhood [Histoires d'enfant, histoires d'enfance], (pp. 1-20). Paris: Presses Universitaires François-Rabelais.
  • Van Dyk, G., Milam, J., Davids, C., Boyce, G. (2005). Art in the Boardroom: Questioning the Ethics of Corporate Collecting Practices. In Crowther, David & Jatana, Renu (Eds.), Social Responsibility in India, (pp. 39-42). Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press.
  • Milam, J., Hyde, M. (2003). Introduction: art, cultural politics and the woman question. In Hyde, Milam (Eds.), Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe, (pp. 1-19). UK: Ashgate.
  • Milam, J. (2003). Matronage and the direction of sisterhood: portraits of madame Adelaide. In Hyde, Milam (Eds.), Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe, (pp. 115-138). UK: Ashgate.
  • Milam, J. (2002). Sex Education and the Child: Gendering Erotic Response in Eighteenth-Century France. In Marilyn R. Brown (Eds.), Picturing Children: Constructions of Childhood Between Rousseau and Freud, (pp. 45-53). United Kingdom: Lund Humphries Publishers.

Journals

  • Milam, J. (2013). "Art Girls": Philanthropy, Corporate Sponsorship, and Private Art Museums in Post-Communist Russia. Curator: The Museum Journal, 56(4), 391-405. [More Information]
  • Milam, J. (2012). Toying with China: Cosmopolitanism and Chinoiserie in Russian Garden Design and Building Projects under Catherine the Great. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 25(1), 115-138. [More Information]
  • Milam, J. (2011). Imagining Marie Antoinette: Cultural Memory, Coolness and the Deconstruction of History in Cinema. French History and Civilization: papers from the George Rude Seminar, 4, 45-53.
  • Milam, J. (2005). Play between disciplines: the problem of the ludic in rococo art and Enlightenment culture. SVEC, 2005 (4), 102-113.
  • Milam, J. (2003). Mixing it up: Blending face-to-face and online learning in first year Art History and Theory. Synergy, (18), 10-11.

2013

  • Milam, J. (2013). "Art Girls": Philanthropy, Corporate Sponsorship, and Private Art Museums in Post-Communist Russia. Curator: The Museum Journal, 56(4), 391-405. [More Information]

2012

  • Milam, J. (2012). Toying with China: Cosmopolitanism and Chinoiserie in Russian Garden Design and Building Projects under Catherine the Great. Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 25(1), 115-138. [More Information]

2011

  • Milam, J. (2011). Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art. United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Milam, J. (2011). Imagining Marie Antoinette: Cultural Memory, Coolness and the Deconstruction of History in Cinema. French History and Civilization: papers from the George Rude Seminar, 4, 45-53.

2008

  • Milam, J. (2008). A monk, the writer and his painter: Diderot's imagining of a Fragonard. In Christina Ionescu and Renata Schellenberg (Eds.), Word and image in the long eighteenth century: an interdisciplinary dialogue, (pp. 227-247). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2007

  • Milam, J. (2007). Miming Play: Picturing Amusement in Rococo Decorative Panels and Garden Designs. In Cavanaugh, Alden (Eds.), Performing the "Everyday": The Culture of Genre in the Eighteenth Century, (pp. 47-61). Cranbury, NJ: University of Delaware Press / Associated Univeristy Press.
  • Milam, J. (2007). The Art of Imagining Childhood in the Eighteenth Century. In Findlay, Rosie and Salbayre, Sebastien (Eds.), Stories for children, histories of childhood [Histoires d'enfant, histoires d'enfance], (pp. 1-20). Paris: Presses Universitaires François-Rabelais.

2006

  • Milam, J. (2006). Fragonard's playful paintings: Visual games in Rococo art. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.

2005

  • Van Dyk, G., Milam, J., Davids, C., Boyce, G. (2005). Art in the Boardroom: Questioning the Ethics of Corporate Collecting Practices. In Crowther, David & Jatana, Renu (Eds.), Social Responsibility in India, (pp. 39-42). Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press.
  • Milam, J. (2005). Play between disciplines: the problem of the ludic in rococo art and Enlightenment culture. SVEC, 2005 (4), 102-113.

2003

  • Milam, J., Hyde, M. (2003). Introduction: art, cultural politics and the woman question. In Hyde, Milam (Eds.), Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe, (pp. 1-19). UK: Ashgate.
  • Milam, J. (2003). Matronage and the direction of sisterhood: portraits of madame Adelaide. In Hyde, Milam (Eds.), Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe, (pp. 115-138). UK: Ashgate.
  • Milam, J. (2003). Mixing it up: Blending face-to-face and online learning in first year Art History and Theory. Synergy, (18), 10-11.
  • Milam, J. (2003). Women, Art and the Politics of Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe. UK: Ashgate.

2002

  • Milam, J. (2002). Sex Education and the Child: Gendering Erotic Response in Eighteenth-Century France. In Marilyn R. Brown (Eds.), Picturing Children: Constructions of Childhood Between Rousseau and Freud, (pp. 45-53). United Kingdom: Lund Humphries Publishers.

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