The Department of Art History was well represented by graduate students and alumni at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9 – 12, 2013. Alumna Dr. Jennifer Feltmanorganized two sessions: New Studies of the North Transept of Reims I: Archeaology, Architecture, and Glass and New Studies of the North Transept of Reims II: Sculpture. She also presented her paper “Royal and Clerical Iconography and the Chronology of the Reims Last Judgement Portal” as part of session II.
PhD Candidate Sarah Andyshak presented “Transfiguring Chartres: Cross-Cultural Currents in Glass” in the session Byzantium and the Latin West: Comparisons, Dialogues, and Analogies.
PhD Candidate Brad Hostetler presented “The Presence of Nature within a Devotional Context: A Case Study of a Middle Byzantine Reliquary from Mount Athos” in the session Eco-Critical Approaches to Medieval Art, East and West II: Objects.
Doctoral student Sarah C. Simmons presented “The ‘God Bearing’ Patriarch: Liturgy as Political Symbolism in Ninth-Century Constantinople” in the session Ritual, History, and Identity: Social Dimensions of Byzantine Liturgy.