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Seminar Co-Directors

Welcome to the site, we are glad you have found it and encourage you to apply. We have worked together on a variety of exciting projects including editing the two-volume Push Me, Pull You: Art and Devotional Interaction in Late Medieval Europe (Leiden: Brill Academic Press, 2011) and we are the founding editors of a new book series, also published by Brill, on Art and Material Culture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We are both art historians who specialize in the study of European art of the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Our shared and diverse research interests enable us to approach this seminar from different but complementary perspectives.

Sarah Blick

Sarah Blick is Professor of Art History at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

She is editor of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture and has published extensively on medieval pilgrim souvenirs and pilgrimage art from England during the 13th-14th centuries. She is currently working on an article examining the iconography of baptismal font covers from late Gothic English parish churches. More info.


Laura Gelfand

Laura Gelfand is Professor of Art History at Utah State University in Logan, Utah, where she is also Head of the Department of Art and Design. She has published widely on a variety of topics including devotional portrait diptychs, European recreations of Jerusalem, art produced for the Burgundian Dukes, and imaginary pilgrimage. She is editing an interdisciplinary volume of essays entitled Our Dogs, Our Selves: Dogs in Medieval and Early Modern Society to be published by Brill in 2015. More info.

Seminar Associate

Louise Hampson

Louise read Medieval English and History at Birmingham University and has an MA In Archive Administration from UCL. She joined the Centre in 2009, having worked in partnership previously through her role at York Minster. Louise is currently engaged on a part-time PhD at York on the history of the stained glass of York Minster since 1500. More Info.