Gillian Greenhill Hannum

Gillian Greenhill Hannum

Professor, Art History

Brownson Hall, Room 214
Monday 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday by appt; Thursday 8:50 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1 (914) 323-5456

About Me

Gillian Greenhill Hannum, professor of art history, has been a member of Manhattanville’s faculty since 1987. A photohistorian with M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University, she is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and has published on photographic topics in publications such as the Journal of the Royal Photographic Society, History of Photography and Nineteenth Century. Her research interests include women photographers and pictorialists, with a focus on the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. In addition, she is an active collector of fine art prints, and serves as vice president of The Print Club of New York Inc. and edits its quarterly newsletter. She teaches a range of courses in photographic history, American art, 19th century art and 20th century art. She has also led more than a dozen spring break study tours to Venice, Italy.

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Current Courses
On sabbatical leave Fall 2015.
Art History, Ph.D., Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University
Feature Publications


“Frances Benjamin Johnston: Promoting Women Photographers in The Ladies' Home Journal"

Nineteenth Century, Vol. 24, no. 2 (Fall 2004)


"Dream Children: The Photographically Illustrated Books of Elizabeth B. Brownell"

Nineteenth Century, Vol. 30, no. 1 (Spring 2010)


"ePortfolio as a Catalyst for Change in Teaching: An Autoethnographic Examination of Transformation"

International Journal of ePortfolio, Vol. 4, no. 1 (2014)


"Philadelphia's Forgotten Plein-Air Portraitist: Mathilde Weil"

Nineteenth Century, Vol. 35, no. 1 (Spring 2015)

Awards & Grants

Fellow, Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (1991) Alumni Achievement Award, College of Arts and Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University (1992) Teaching Excellence Award, Independent College Fund of New York Inc. (1996) Connect to Learning ePortfolio Development Grant, LaGuardia Community College/FIPSE (2010-14)