bred in Paris, Pascale Rihouet worked in the 1980s as a teacher of French as a
foreign language (in England, Germany and Paris). Throughout the 1990s, she
lectured in Parisian museums and monuments as a certified tour guide and conférencière. Concomitantly, she
founded a non-profit association for which she taught evening classes in art
history, and designed and led trips to major artistic capitals of Europe and
the American East Coast. After earning a pre-doctorate degree from the Sorbonne
in 1999, she embarked on a dual PhD program at Brown University and the Ecole
des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), graduating with a PhD in art
history from both institutions in 2008. Adjunct faculty at RISD since the
Spring 2008, she has also taught undergraduates at Wheaton College and URI, and
adult learners of Brown University’s Continuing Education.
Academic Research/Areas of Interest
In 2009-10, Dr. Rihouet was Professor Craig Koslofsky's research assistant for Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
For RISD, she developed a course entitled 'Eighteenth-century French Art' which won the Innovative Course Design competition of the ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies) in 2009. She offered 'History of Glass' for glass majors and others at RISD that she also taught at Brown University's Continuing Education. She published an article on Renaissance glass and table manners in the Journal of Design History (June 2013).
Her co-authored article with Evelyn Lincoln on trademarks and logos appeared in the University of California Davis Law Review (Dec. 2013) and her contribution on processional objects in the forthcoming Les images médiévales. Mélanges Jean-Claude Schmitt is forthcoming with Brepols. (2014).
Pascale Rihouet is currently finishing her first book, tentatively entitled The Power of Moving Images: The Material Culture of Processions in Renaissance Italy (Ashgate, tbc).
She won a grant from the Delmas Foundation (NYC) to complete her research on art reception and rituals of monastic dining in Venice. She will present this work-in progress at the Renaissance Society of America conference (March 2014) and the Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto (June 2014).
Rihouet is also the President of the RISD Part-Time Faculty Association and works on several committees servicing the School.
- DEA, University of Paris
- PHD, Brown University
HISTORY OF ART & VISUAL CULTURE 1
HISTORY OF ART & VISUAL CULTURE 2 (TOPICS)
THE POWER OF IMAGES: ART & RITUAL IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
THE POWER OF IMAGES: ART AND RITUAL IN RENAISSANCE ITALY