Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

PhD Candidate (ABD) York University, Graduate Program in History.

Thesis title: “Multiform Arguments in the Historiography of Individualism in Pre-Modern Europe”  (expected date of graduation: November 2018)

Supervisor: Professor Thomas V. Cohen.

Comprehensive Examinations (defended November 2013):

  1. Early Modern Europe
    • A designed Advanced Undergraduate Yearly Lecture Course: “Visual Literacy in History: Early Modern Europe”
  2. History of Sciences, Health and Environment
  3. Modern Cultural History

Master of Arts York University, Graduate Program in Humanities, 2011.

Master of Arts Cohn Institute of the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, Israel. magna cum laude. 2006-10.

Bachelor of Education in the track: Teaching Art, and Teacher Certificate in Art – Painting, Sculpture and Computer Art, and Teachers’ Diploma, Hamidrasha, Beit Berl College, School of Art, Israel. 1999-2002.

EXTRA TRAINING

Implementing Universal Design for Learning on Canvas, K-12/HE (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, online), in progress.

York University Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (REDI) Certificate. Centre for Human Rights, York University, 2015-17.

Centre for Vision Research: Vision Science Summer School, York University, 2016.

PUBLICATIONS

Other publications

Noa Yaari – Visual Literacy in History, blog 2016-ongoing.

“Jerusalem Art Exhibition: The Center of the Edge,” Jerusalem Post, 18 December, 2008.

“Gift: New Exhibition in Jaffa,” Ma’ariv, 19 September, 2008.

“My Word!,” Catalogue of Deganit Berest’s Exhibition: Four Chapters on Water, Haifa Museum of Art, summer 2004, Haifa.

AWARDS

Graduate Development Fund, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2018.

Graduate Development Fund, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2017.

Graduate Students Travel Grant, the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, 2016.

Graduate Development Fund, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2016.

Graduate Development Fund, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2015.

Graduate Development Fund, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2014.

Research Cost Fund, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2011.

York Graduate Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2010.

International Tuition Fee Scholarship, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University, 2010-18.

Academic Excellence Award, Cohn Institute of the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, 2007.

Scholarship for Young Israeli Artists, The America-Israel Cultural Foundation, 2003.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Multiform Grammar: From Illustrated Historiography to the Classroom.” Teaching In Focus Conference. York University, Toronto (Paper accepted, December 5, 2018).

“Visual Literacy in History: Multiform Arguments in the Historiography of Early Modern Individualism.” Early Modern Interdisciplinary Graduate Forum. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. University of Toronto, November 16, 2017.

“Visual Literacy in History: Multiform Arguments and Historical Captions in Burckhardt’s Civilization.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, October 27, 2017.

“Visual Literacy in History: Multiform Arguments in Burckhardt’s Description of Women.” SSEMW sponsored session. Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Chicago, April 1, 2017.

“Visual Literacy in History: Two and Three Dimensional Multiform Arguments in Historiography of Early Modern Europe.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Annual Meeting. Bruges, Belgium, August 20, 2016.

“Does Air Weigh in Air? First Experiments in Late Sixteenth Century Pisa and the Use of Descriptive Language.” Scientiae 2015: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World Annual Conference. Toronto, May 28, 2015.

“Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de Benci: A Portrait That Serves Subversive Ideas.” TRRC sponsored session. Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Berlin, Germany, March 26, 2015.

“Visual Literacy in History: Reconstructing the Past Using Aristotelian Induction II.” New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference. York University, Toronto, February 20, 2015.

“Visual Literacy in History: Reconstructing the Past Using Aristotelian Induction.” Rethinking Early Modernity: Methodological and Critical Innovation since the Ritual Turn. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. University of Toronto, June 27, 2014.

“Leonardo da Vinci’s Head Illustrations: The Use of Drawing in the Psychophysical Question.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24, 2013.

“How do Bodies Move? Between Reality and Representation in Late Sixteenth Century Pisa.” New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference. York University, Toronto, February 23, 2013.

“Personal Contexts in Leonardo da Vinci’s Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci.” Dynamic Resistances. York University, Toronto, September 14, 2012.

“Leonardo da Vinci’s Head Drawings – Where Eternity and the Internal Meet.” Borders, Boundaries and Beyond. Graduate Student Historical Studies Conference. Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, April 14, 2012.

“Leonardo da Vinci: A Painter at the Court of Milan: Impressions and Reflections about the Most Popular Exhibition Ever at the National Gallery in London, UK.” New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference. York University, Toronto, February 24, 2012.

“Happy Birthday Leonardo! Let’s Talk about Salai!” The Everyday: Experiences, Concepts, and Narratives. Graduate Program in Humanities. York University, Toronto, April 16, 2011.

“Drawing the Dead from the Inside Out: disegno interno and disegno esterno in Leonardo da Vinci’s Anatomical Drawings.” 10th conference of the Israeli Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. Jerusalem, May 30, 2010.

DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

“Multiform Grammar in Infantile Time and Space,” Infantile History Exhibition Reception, the Department of History, York University, Toronto, March 23, 2017.

ACADEMIC SERVICE

RSA Toronto Local Arrangements Committee member, Renaissance Society of America, 2018-19.

CRRS-Sponsored Roundtable Organizer, “Between Word and Image: Verbal-Visual Representations in the Historiography of Early Modern Europe,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Toronto, March 17-19, 2019.

Ad hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment Policy, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Student Representative, 2017-18.

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, Liaison to the Reading Early Modern Studies Conference, 2017 (ongoing).

Session Organizer and Respondent, “Between Word and Image: Verbal-Visual Representations of 16th- and 17th-Century Spanish Royal Women,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. New Orleans, March 22, 2018.

Art Reviewer, Feral Feminisms, 2017 (ongoing).

SSEMW Sponsored Session Co-Organizer with Professor Ann Rosalind Jones, “Between Word and Image: Describing Early Modern Women of Italy,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. Chicago, April 1, 2017.

Session Organizer, “Infantile History,” Exhibition Reception, the Department of History, York University, March 23, 2017.

Public History Working Group member, the Department of History, York University, 2015-17.

Creator and Curator of “Contemporary Art in Toronto: Art that is shown in Toronto Now,” Mini-Exhibitions Project, the Department of History, York University, 2015-17.

President of the Graduate History Students Association (GHSA), York University, 2014-15.

Graduate Director Search Committee member, Executive Committee of the Graduate Program in History, York University, 2014-15.

Executive Committee of the Graduate Program in History member, York University, 2014-15.

Department Council member, the Department of History, York University, 2014-15.

PhD Admission Committee Student Representative, Graduate Program in History, York University, 2013-14.

Poster Session Program Committee member, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Toronto, May 22-25, 2014.

Co-Chair, Graduation Events, Hamidrasha, Beit Berl College, School of Art, Israel, 2001-02.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Graduate Assistant, John Tyndal Project, York University, 2010-11.

Coordinator, Master Program in Public and Political Leadership, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University, 2008-10.

Website Manager and Marketing Coordinator, Jump Cut, School of Animation and Film Editing, Tel Aviv, 2007.

Website Manager, Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv, 2006-07.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Tutorial Leader, “Making Money” the Department of History, York University, 2017-18.

Tutorial Leader, “War, Revolution and Society in the Twentieth Century,” the Department of History, York University, 2016-17.

Marker-grader, “Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines,” Writing Department, York University, Winter 2016.

Marker-grader, “Truth, Theory and Superstition,” Philosophy Department, York University, Fall 2015.

Tutorial Leader, “Understanding Children and Youth,” Department of Humanities, York University, 2014-15.

Tutorial Leader, “Medieval and Early Modern Europe,” the Department of History, York University, 2012-14.

Tutorial Leader, “War, Revolution and Society in the Twentieth Century,” the Department of History, York University, 2011-12.

Marker-grader, “Leonardo da Vinci: Art and Science,” School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, 2010.

Museum Guide, Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv, 2006-07.

Art History and Painting Instructor, The Public University, Tel Aviv, 2004-05.

Painting Instructor, Hamidrasha, Beit Berl College, School of Art, 2003-05.

Teaching Assistant, “Teaching Practicum,” Hamidrasha, Beit Berl College, School of Art, 2003-05.

Painting Instructor, The Maccabiah Recreational Center, Ramat Gan, Israel, 2003-06.

Painting and Creativity Teacher, Alon High School for the Arts and Sciences, Ramat HaSharon, Israel, 2003-05.

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

Curation

“Infantile History,” the Department of History, York University, Toronto, 2017.

Solo and Semi-Solo Exhibitions

”The World – Fire!” in “Painter-Traveler,” Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2008. Curator: Tali Tamir.

“Jacob’s Dream,” Morasha Cemetery, Ramat HaSharon, 2007. Curator: Naomi Shalev.

Group Exhibitions

“League,” Hangar in Tel Aviv, 2009. Curator: Galia Yahav.

“Tel Aviv – My Love,” Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, 2009. Curator: Rachel Sukman.

“Gift,” Poriya Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2008. Curator: Rakefet Winer Omer.

“To This Individual,” Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2007. Curator: Naomi Shalev.

“Doron,” Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2006. Curator: Joshua Simon, Roy Arad and Maayan Staruss.

“Autobiographic, Biographic,” Herzliya Museum, 2005. Curators: Dalia Levin and Joshua Simon.

“Hunger,” Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2005. Curator: Noami Aviv.

“League,” Bait Banamal, Tel Aviv, 2005. Curator: Galia Yahav.

“Sharon,” Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2004. Curator: Joshua Simon.

“How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Rabbit?” Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2004. Curator: Naomi Aviv.

“Optimistic Future,” artists for Elem Teenagers at Risk, Hazofe Club, Tel Aviv, 2004.

“Samuel Beckett, Noa Yaari, Arik Miranda”, Hamidrasha Gallery, Beit Berl College, 2003. Curator: Yaacov Mishori.

“Bible’s sandals”, Comme il Faut, Tel Aviv, 2003. Curator: Irit Segoli.

“Noa Yaari, Hila Laviv, Hilel Roman”, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2003. Curator: Doron Rabina.

“Artic 5”, Exhibition of Sharett Foundation Award Winners, Ramat Gan Museum of Art, 2002. Curator: Surin Heller.

ART RELATED PUBLICATIONS

“Untitled,” The Document, February 2015, Toronto.

“The Yaari Family is Making History,” The Document, January 2015, Toronto.

“Knowledge makes me Horny,” The Document, November 2014, Toronto.

“My Art is my Hobby: Everything I do is Art,” The Document, 2012, Toronto.

“Nude with Band-Aid,” Maayan no. 3, winter 2005, Tel Aviv.

“Twelve Drawings for the Goddess of Language,” Helicon no. 54, summer 2003, Tel Aviv.

LANGUAGES

English (fluent)

Hebrew (native)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

International Visual Literacy Association

Renaissance Society of America

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women