Courbet and the Natural Wonders of the Jura

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 5.30pm–6.30pm

Join us for a Conversation between Petra Ten-Doesschate Chu and Reto Gieré
Courbet and the Natural Wonders of the Jura

Petra Ten-Doesschate Chu, a specialist in the history of nineteenth-century European art, has published extensively in this area. She is the author of the widely used college textbook Nineteenth-Century European Art, currently in its third edition, and one of the two founding editors of Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide (, an electronic journal devoted to the art of this period. Chair of the Art History and Museum Studies Department at Seton Hall University for twenty-one years, she cofounded, with Professor Emeritus Barbara Cate, the Master of Arts Program in Museum Professions.

Reto Gieré investigates Earth materials, their response to geological forces, and their interaction with the environment and humans. He is engaged in research projects around the world and is dedicated to promoting the health of our fragile planet through teaching, mentoring and research. He obtained his Ph.D. at ETH Zürich (Switzerland), was a professor at Purdue University (USA), École Normale Supérieure (Paris), and the Universities of Basel (Switzerland), Freiburg (Germany) and Siena (Italy), and a visiting researcher at the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation and at Argonne National Laboratory (USA). He is Editor of Journal of Petrology, Chief Editor of European Journal of Mineralogy, a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, and the Geological Society (London), an Honorary Member of the Mineralogical Society of Slovakia, and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Université de Haute-Alsace in France.