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Ab umbra ad lucem!

Congratulations to our recent alumna Nikki DeLuca (PhD 2020) who received a book contract with the Brill series Art and Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance Europe! Nikki's work focuses on images of shadows in later medieval illuminated manuscripts, and explores them in their theological, lietrary, scientific, and mythological...

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Announcing The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books

Congratulations to Prof. Gertsman whose newest book, The Absent Image: Lacunae in Medieval Books, was just published by Penn State Press! The book was made possible by the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship and the Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association as well as by support from her friends, colleagues, and students at CWRU and the CMA.

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Medievalists reconvene at the CMA

At long last, the CMA is opened for small special tours, and the first such tour was offered by Dr. Gerhard Lutz to CWRU medievalists, who convened today at the Treasures from Münster Cathedral. The extraordinary collection of reliquaries is on display through 8/14/2022 and will form an integral part of the next course in the Global Middle Ages series, which will be co-taught by Prof. Gertsman and Dr. McCormick next spring.

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UCITE’s Teaching and Learning Colloquium

Celebrate the end of the spring semester with UCITE and engage with Glennan Fellows and Nord Grant recipients — including Prof. Gertsman who received the Nord grant for her innovative course on medieval Jewish art — to learn about their projects and how they are empowering people to learn. Our virtual Teaching & Learning Colloquium will take place Friday, May 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Register HERE for the event.

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Professor Elina Gertsman to join l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris as the professeure invitée

Congratulations to Professor Elina Gertsman who will be the professeure invitée at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris in 2022 and 2023! Each year, EHESS invites outstanding researchers from around the world to give talks and seminars in Paris within the framework of international scholarly...

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Art History Grad Students and Alumni Rock the ICMS Kalamazoo!

Join us for the many papers presented by the CWRU graduate students and alumni at the International Congress for Medieval Studies! Reed O’Mara will speak on May 10, Ben Levy and Julia LaPlaca (MA, 2020) on May 11, Aimee Caya on May 12, and Kristen Herdman (MA, 2016) on May 14. Click below to learn more about their papers or go directly to see the full program here.

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Register for the BAKER-NORD DISTINGUISHED FACULTY LECTURE with Prof. ELINA GERTSMAN!

Click here to register for Prof. Gertsman’s lecture, “Animal Affinities,” which will considers a striking Hebrew manuscript as a nucleus of images and ideas that coalesce around medieval Jewish identity. Professor Gertsman is recipient of the 2021 Baker-Nord Center Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Humanities, which recognizes outstanding achievement in a field of humanistic scholarship.

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