News & Announcements Archive

Graduate Workshop: Art and Knowledge in the Middle Ages

Join the Department of the History of Art for a graduate workshop on “Art and Knowledge in the Middle Ages” with presentations by: Joshua O’Driscoll (Harvard University/CASVA), titled “Material Contemplations: The Gereon Sacramentary and the potential of painting in Ottonian Cologne,” and Marius Hauknes (Princeton University), titled “Painting and Knowledge in Late Medieval Rome.” Thursday […]


Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy

In Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy, Nino Zchomelidse examines the complex and dynamic roles played by the monumental ambo, the Easter candlestick, and the liturgical scroll in southern Italy and Sicily from the second half of the tenth century, when the first such liturgical scrolls emerged, until the first decades of the fourteenth century, when the last monumental Easter candlestick was made


Graduate Student News

Maria Lumbreras Corujo presented her paper, “Portraying virtue: medicine and naturalism in 17th-century Spain,” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Annual Graduate Student Symposium on the History of Art, on March 22, 2014.


Paper Presentation

Nathan Dennis presented his paper, “Liminal Bodies, Transfigured Minds: Visualizing Perichoresis in the Albenga Baptistery,” at the 44th Annual Session of the Middle Atlantic Symposium in the History of Art (co-sponsored University of Maryland, College Park, and CASVA), on March 7–8, 2014. (View the complete program here.)


Pilgrimage and Pogrom: Violence, Memory, and Visual Culture at the Host-Miracle Shrines of Germany and Austria

In the late Middle Ages, Europe saw the rise of one of its most virulent myths: that Jews abused the eucharistic bread as a form of anti-Christian blasphemy, causing it to bleed miraculously. The allegation fostered tensions between Christians and Jews that would explode into violence across Germany and Austria. And pilgrimage shrines were built […]


Penser la peinture: Simon Hantaï

In my book Penser la peinture: Simon Hantaï (Gallimard, 2012), I explore the work of a Hungarian-born French painter who is just beginning to be recognized as one of the most important figures in later 20th-century painting—a reputation based principally on the abstract, often large-format canvases he made between 1960 and 1982 in the medium he called pliage, […]