Suzanne Conway

Suzanne Conway, M.A.

Associate Professor of Art History
Art, Art History, Music, and Music Education Department

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, 2nd flr., West Wing, SJ209
Office Phone:  215.248.7183

Educational Background

  • M.A., Columbia University
  • A.B., Finch College

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Western Art
  • 17th Century Art
  • 18th Century French Art
  • 19th Century French Art
  • 15th Century Italian Art
  • Michelangelo and his Times
  • Paris: an Urban History
  • Looking at Landscape Design
  • Traditional African Art
  • Childhood Studies

Scholarly Interests

  • The dairies (les laiteries d'agrements) designed for Marie-Antoinette, the Marquis de Laborde, and others
  • Late 18th century French painting, landscape design and architecture
  • The oeuvre of Hubert Robert
  • The history of imagery related to women breastfeeding
  • 18th century French portraits of women nursing infants
  • Interdisciplinary enquiry into the history of "childhood"

Other Academic Information

  • 2007 - "The Many Faces of Marie-Antoinette" - Science and Art of Germantown
  • 2005 - "Child at the Breast - an Art Historical Perspective" - International Conference on Childhood, University of Tours, France
  • 2004 - "Mothers' Milk: Continuing Controversies" - Chestnut Hill College Faculty Colloquium - jointly with Sara Ellen Kitchen, J.D.
  • 2002 - "Marie Antoinette: the National Breast of France" - Chestnut Hill College Faculty Colloquium
  • 2001 - "Political Iconography at the Laiterie de la Reine at Rambouillet"
  • 2001 - "Stories of the Breast" - interdisciplinary panel, Graduate Dept. of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2001 - "The Queen's Dairy at Rambouillet: Neoclassical romanticism and Politics" - Penn Humanities Forum Seminar, University of Pennsylvania