Faculty: Pascale Rihouet

Biography

Born and 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.

Pascale Rihouet

Pascale Rihouet

Lecturer
prihouet@risd.edu
401-454-6572

  • DEA, University of Paris
  • PHD, Brown University

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Courses
  • HAVC-H101
    HISTORY OF ART & VISUAL CULTURE 1
  • HAVC-H102
    HISTORY OF ART & VISUAL CULTURE 2 (TOPICS)
  • HAVC-C503
    THE POWER OF IMAGES: ART & RITUAL IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
  • HPSS-C503
    THE POWER OF IMAGES: ART AND RITUAL IN RENAISSANCE ITALY
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