Thinking Aloud, Episode 13- Art History- What is art and who are we missing?



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Dr. Hutson is an art historian specializing in early modern Italian art of the Renaissance and Baroque, immersive realities, digital humanities, and gamification of education. He received his BA in Art from the University of Tulsa, MA in Art History from Southern Methodist University, and his PhD in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has also received his MA in Leadership from Lindenwood University and is completing his MA in Game Design. He now serves as Department Head of Art History and Visual Culture for the College of Arts and Humanities. His scholarship focuses on the exchange between art, theory and the nature of beauty from 1400-1700 in books and articles, as well as the integration of immersive realities and gamification of education. He belongs to several professional organizations and presents regularly at the College Art Association, Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth-Century Society, International Game Developers Association, and Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH).

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Lindenwood University


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Host Donald E Heidenreich, Jr (PhD, University of Missouri) has been a professor of history at Lindenwood University since August 2000 and teaches courses in the history, political science and international relations programs. His course load has included the international relations capstone class, IR 40100 Intelligence, Military and National Policy, impact of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, American military History, and a class on the origins of World War One. In addition to his Ph.D. He has a Masters in history from the University of Arizona and a Bachelors in international relations and history from San Francisco State University.

Dr. Heidenreich has had published numerous pieces including: “Federalist Diplomacy and Military Activity, 1789-1801,“ The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History: The Colonial Period to 1877, “The Power to Regulate Land and Naval Forces.” The Powers of the U.S. Congress, “U.S. National Security and Party Politics: The Consensus on Louisiana, 1789-1803.” The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. He has also written numerous pieces on wars and treaties for various encyclopedia.

Dr. Heidenreich also served 22 years in the US Army Reserve and National Guard as an intelligence officer, an artillery officer, and finally as a historian before retiring as a Major in 2002. He was trained in counter intelligence in 1982 and then served in a number of tactical intelligence positions until 1994 when he took commanded of “C” Battery 1/128th Field Artillery from 1994-1996 and finally took command of the 135th Military History Detachment.

Thinking Aloud, Episode 13- Art History- What is art and who are we missing?