This series offers art-historical and interdisciplinary approaches to how art was conceived, produced, and received across Europe, from the early medieval to the early modern. It pays particular attention to the social, cultural, religious, and political history of the period as seen through contemporary visual and material culture.
The series is interested in all areas of European artistic life in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Work in the series explores art forms such as painting, sculpture, architecture, textiles, glass, metalwork, ceramics, ephemera, spatial strategies, and more. Themes of study may include emotions, the senses, devotional practices, the environment, animals, bodies, otherness, religious and social changes, literacy (written and visual), protest, and issues of class, race, and gender, to name only a few. Interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and comparative work is also warmly welcomed. The series publishes monographs, edited thematic collections, and reference works.
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Sarah Blick, Ph.D. (1994) in Art History, University of Kansas, is Professor of Art History at Kenyon College. Her research focuses on medieval pilgrimage art and English parish churches. She is editor-in-chief of Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture.
Laura D. Gelfand, Ph.D. (1994) in Art History, Case Western Reserve University, is Professor of Art History and Department Head at Utah State University. She has published widely on the art and architecture of the Northern Renaissance with a particular focus on reception.