Cody Barteet

 

Dr. Cody Barteet, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Binghamton University (SUNY)
M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
B.A., College of Charleston, SC

Interests

My research focuses on Early Modern Art and Architecture in Hispanic America and Europe. I’m particularly interested in the build form and its manifestations in architecture, monuments, sculptural ensembles, maps, and other textual data. Frequently, I explore the exchange of cultural forms between pre-contact Indigenous peoples and the colonizing Europeans, as different peoples (i.e. European, Indigenous, or African) negotiated the colonial encounters and the cultural uncertainties that arose through these engagements. My teaching reflects these research interests as my courses analyze the visual cultures of pre-contact Americas, Renaissance and Baroque art, architecture and urbanism, and topics on race and gender and monument culture.

Current Projects

My current research and publications are exploring two different historical moments in the art of the American continents. My first area continues to build upon my work in colonial Yucatán. I am working a potential book length study of how pre-contact and early colonial Maya architecture and urbans spaces are presented in various types of colonial documents. Depending upon the colonial audience, whether monarchical, religious, or notarial, Maya architecture is presented through lens that reflect the author’s interests. Here I’m concerned with understanding how the sixteenth-century architectural and urban spaces of Yucatán are discussed to decode how the Yucatecan built environment evolved (or did not) and how diverse individuals operated within these multicultural spaces.

Additionally, I am developing a series of articles that explore the religious architecture and retablos (altars) in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Yucatán. Specifically, I am discussing the evolution of artistic styles and the development of specific iconographical programs that are unique to Yucatán. I am addressing the retablos of the former convents of Mani, Teabo, and Mérida as well as the architecture of the church of San Cristóbal and the non-longer extant monastery of San Francisco in Mérida.

My second research program addresses issues of digital humanities and artistic heritage of the Anglican churches of the Diocese of Huron (London, Ontario). The project documents and records the significant artistic production that occurred in stained glass, architecture, and sculpture

throughout Southern Ontario from the late 19th-century until today. Likewise, this research program consists of exhibitions and establishes a visual database documenting the diverse artistic works created in Southern Ontario.

 

Book

Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Yucatán: The Casa de Montejo (New York and Milton Park, Abingdon: Routledge, Visual Culture in Early Modernity, 2019), https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429505157

Articles 

“The Retablos of Teabo and Mani: The Evolution of Renaissance Altars in Colonial Yucatán.” Arts 10:23 (April 2021): 25 pages, https://doi.org/10.3390/arts10020023.

“Maya Heraldic Arms: The Merging of Spanish and Maya Visual Cultures in the Memorial Shield to the Massacre at Otzmal.” Konsthistorisk tidskrift: Journal of Art History (April 2017): 1-22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00233609.2017.1315959.

“Representing Tihó-Mérida in Colonial Yucatán: Maya and Spanish Considerations of a Colonial Capital.” South Central Review 32, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 21-47

“The Títulos de Ebtún, Yucatan, Mexico: Mapping Maya Communal Identity in a Colonial Spanish Notarial Context.” Imago Mundi: The International Journal for the History of Cartography 67, no. 2 (2015): 179-199

Exhibition

Editor, with collaboration from Anahí González (Artist and Curator) and Iraboty Kazi (Curator). “Symphony of Lights: An Exploration of Stained-Glass Windows in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, London, ON.” Artlab, UWO. Feb. 8th-19th, 2021. https://www.flickr.com/photos/westernuvisarts/albums/72157718443285046

Catalogues and Catalog Entries

Barteet, C. Cody, Anahí González, and Iraboty Kazi, eds. Symphony of Lights: An Exploration of Stained-Glass Windows in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, London, ON. London: University of Western Ontario, Scholarship@Western, (forthcoming 2021)

Database

The Anglican Churches of the Diocese of Huron, London, Ontario, Scholarship@Western: https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/anglican_diocese/

Website Contributions

Veterans Affairs Canada
South African War Plaque, St. John the Evangelist. Veterans Affairs Canada, 10 March 2021. https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/10505

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church War Memorial Window. Veterans Affairs Canada, 10 March 2021, https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/9527

Church of the St. John Evangelist Second World War Honour Roll. Veterans Affairs Canada, 10 March 2021, https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/9528

General Thomas Evans Memorial, St. John the Evangelist. Veterans Affairs Canada, 10 March 2021, https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/national-inventory-canadian-memorials/details/9529

 

Grants and Awards
Selected:

2020 Faculty of Arts and Humanities Deans’ Travel-Research Fund (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)

Faculty Development Research Fund, “Preserving the Cultural and Artistic Heritage of St. John the Evangelist, London, Ontario: A Model for Anglican Churches of the Diocese of Huron” (2020-21)

Faculty Research Development Fund Research Grant (2016)

 

Teaching

PhD Supervision

Supervisor

Calla Elia, Department of Visual Arts, UWO, in progress

Ana Moyer, Department of Visual Arts, UWO, in progress

Iraboty Kazi, Department of Visual Arts, UWO, in progress

Mohammed Jamil Afana, PhD Thesis: “La identidad cultural a través del espacio urbano y arquitectónico en la Ciudad de México: el caso de la Villa de Guadalupe,” Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, completed Aug. 2016

Aarnoud Rommen, PhD Thesis: “Constellations of Contestation: Avant-Garde Regimes of Visibility/Legibility North and South,” Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism, completed Aug. 2012

Masters Supervision

Major Research Project (MRP) Supervisor

Carina Pagotto, in progress

Ana Moyer, MRP: “‘A Gift Our Ancestors Left Us:’ An Examination of Tattooing Through the Artwork of Ningiukulu Teevee and Sarah Whalen-Lunn,” Jul. 2021

Iraboty Kazi, MRP: “Glorification of Dante & Civic Identity in Fifteenth-Century Florence,” Jul. 2019

Regan Benner, MRP: “The 24-hour Death and Disaster Cycle,” Jul. 2018

Christie Dreise, MRP: “Infrastructure Canada: A Tour of ‘Everyday’ Canadian Spaces,” Jul. 2017

Shelley Kopp, MRP: “The Vision for Pluralism at the Aga Khan Museum: A Potent Tool or a Paltry Gesture?,” Jul. 2017

Brett Cormier, MRP: “Cologne form the Fourth to the Sixth Century: The Emergence, Persistence, and Triumph of Christianity in the Late Roman and Early Medieval Eras,” Jul. 2016

Quintin Teszeri, MRP: “An Object that Rewards a Considered Touch,” July 2015

Brad Morosan, MRP: “The Best Defense is a Good Offense: A Brief Look at Defensive Architecture,” Jul. 2015

Natalie Romano, MRP: “The Art of Accessibility and Forming Consciousness: Suzanne Lacy, WochenKlausur, and Mammalian Diving Reflex,” Dec. 2014

MA Thesis

Nakasuk Alariaq, Thesis: “Sanagugavut: Art from Kinngait.”Reclaiming the Narrative: Art History in Kinngait.” Completed Sep. 2019

Matthew Purvis, MA Thesis: “Abstraction and Libidinal Nationalism in the Works of John Boyle and Diana Thorneycroft.” Completed Jun. 2015

Simon Bentley, MA Thesis: “Dance of Dance: The Work of Jack Chambers and Antonio López García,” completed Dec. 2012

Geddesa Mahabir, MA Thesis: “The Construction of The Renaissance Individual,” completed Aug. 2011

Rosanna Mortillaro, MA Thesis: “Built Form and Meaning in the Sixteenth Century: Pope Sixtus V and The Lateran Palace,” completed Aug. 2010

MFA

Brianne Casey, MFA in progress.

Thesis Chair

Nakasuk Alariaq, Thesis: “Reclaiming the Narrative: Art History in Kinngait,” Aug. 2019

Mattehw Purvis, MA Thesis: “Abstraction and Libidinal Nationalism in the Works of John Boyle and Diana Thorneycroft.” Jun. 2015

Simon Bentley, MA Thesis: “Dance of Dance: The Work of Jack Chambers and Antonio López García.” Dec. 2011

Geddesa Mahabir, MA Thesis: “The Construction of the Late-Renaissance Individual.” Aug. 2011

Rosanna Mortillaro, MA Thesis: “Built Form and Meaning in the Sixteenth Century: Pope Sixtus V and The Lateran Palace.” Aug. 2010

Recent Courses

2021-2022
AH 2620F: Northern Renaissance Art
AH 2670G: History of Architecture and Urbanism
VAH 9500A: Research and Methods
VAH 9567B: Monuments and the Act of Remembering

2020-2021
AH 2630F: Pre-Contact American Art and Architecture
AH 3620: Race & Gender in the Pre-Modern World
AH 4620G/VAH 9566B: Portraiture Then and Now
VAH 9500A: Research and Method

2019-2020
AH 1642A: Art History and Visual Culture: Baroque to Contemporary
AH 2626F: Baroque in Europe and the Iberian Territories

2018-2019
VAH 2259G: Italian Renaissance Art
VAH 9581F/4477F: Mobility in Architecture
VAH/S 4496A/B: Practicum Internship