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Elizabeth Milroy

Professor of Art History, Emerita


BA Queens University
MA Williams College
PHD University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Milroy

Elizabeth Milroy has published and lectured widely on the history of cultural spaces in the United States and Canada.  She is author of The Grid and the River: Philadelphia's Green Spaces, 1682-1876 (Penn State University Press, 2016), which was awarded the 2017 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize by the Foundation for Landscape Studies for significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape studies. She also coedited the anthology Reading American Art, a standard textbook in the field. Currently she is a Lecturer in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. From 2015-2021, she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University and is also Professor Emerita at Drexel. She is Secretary of the Board of Councilors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Committee on Historic Designation with the city of Philadelphia’s Historical Commission.

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