In February the Department of Art History presents two lectures on Medieval art featuring visiting scholars Eric Palazzo of the University of Poitiers and Glaire Anderson of UNC Chapel Hill. The lectures are part of the Vincent & Agatha Thursby Distinguished Scholars Lecture Series. Both will be held in WJB G40 and are open to the public.
On Wednesday, February 7, Eric Palazzo will present “Saint Dominic and the Five Senses” at 6 pm in WJB G40. Palazzo is Professor of Art History at the University of Poitiers and a specialist in the history of the liturgy in the middle ages and its relationship with art history. He is the author of many books and articles, including A History of Liturgical Books: From the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century (Liturgical Press, 1998), The Sacramentaries of Fulda: Studies on Iconography and Liturgy in the Ottonian Age (Aschendorff, 1994), and Les cinq sens au Moyen Âge (Editions du Cerf, 2016).
On Friday, February 9, Glaire Anderson will present “Scientists as ‘Makers?’ Exploring Art and Science in Islamic Spain,” also at 6 pm in WJB G40. Anderson is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, specializing in Islamic art, architecture, and civilization during the age of the caliphs. She is the recipient of the 2015 Eleanor Tufts Book Prize from the American Society of Hispanic Art Historical Studies for The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia: Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba (Ashgate, 2013) and the 2014-15 Charles Julian Bishko Memorial Prize from the Association for Spanish & Portuguese Historical Studies for the article “Sign of the Cross: Contexts for the Ivory Cross of San Millán de la Cogolla” (Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 6:1, 2014).