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Carly B. Boxer is a PhD student in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago where her work focuses primarily on late medieval western European manuscripts. Carly’s research involves the images that survive late medieval medical and diagnostic practices, and her interests include diagrams, maps, charts, and other forms of scientific imagery, with the goal of analyzing the visual tools used to produce and convey knowledge in the medieval world.

Thomas E. A. Dale is Professor of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published widely on topics ranging from Romanesque sculpture to tomb portraiture. He is the author of Relics, Prayer and Politics in Medieval Venetia: Romanesque Painting in the Crypt of Aquileia Cathedral (Princeton University Press, 1997) and coedited the volume Shaping Sacred Space and Institutional Identity in Romanesque Mural Painting: Essays in Honour of Otto Demus (Pindar, 2004).

Nancy Feldman specializes in Textiles and Medieval Art History. Her research interests include the production, exchange, and display of luxury objects in European and Mediterranean medieval societies and textiles of contemporary indigenous peoples. Recent work focuses on embroidered luxury objects in late medieval Paris. Her fieldwork with the Field Museum in Peru’s remote Amazon regions resulted in articles on the textiles & culture of the Shipibo people and a documentary. Feldman received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Chicago and currently teaches Art History at the School of the Art Institute Chicago.

Valerie Garver is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois University where she teaches medieval history and medieval studies. She is the author of Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World (Cornell University Press, 2009). Currently she is working on a book project entitled The Meanings and Uses of Dress and Textiles in the Carolingian World, c. 715 – c. 915.

Claire Jenson is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago writing her dissertation on the liturgical manuscripts owned by Metz bishop Renaud de Bar (1303-1316). Her dissertation examines the role played by Renaud de Bar’s books in the exercise and representation of episcopal power, and how art and ritual intervened in political debates and conflict in the Gothic period. She collaborated with Aden Kumler to co-curate the ‘Fragments of the Medieval Past’ micro-exhibition for the Smart Museum’s 2015 ‘Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories’ exhibition. Claire earned her BA in Art History at Oberlin College, writing her undergraduate thesis on the Beauvais Missal, a thirteenth-century book disbound by modern bibliophile Otto Ege.

Karin Krause is Assistant Professor of Byzantine Theology and Visual Culture and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. She has published on a wide array of topics, including Byzantine book illumination, the interrelation of images and texts, monumental art of Medieval Italy, Early Christian pilgrimage art, the cult of relics, art and liturgy, visual allegory, the classical heritage, phenomena of cultural and artistic transfer from Byzantium to the West, and the legacy of Byzantine art in post-medieval Europe. She is the recipient of many grants and fellowships, and the author of Die illustrierten Homilien des Johannes Chrystostomos in Byzanz (Reichert, 2004).

Aden Kumler is Associate Professor of Art History and the College at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Translating Truth: Ambitious Images and Religious Knowledge in Late Medieval France and England (Yale University Press, 2011), and has authored articles on topics ranging from eucharistic morphology to medieval patronage. During 2013-14 she was a fellow at the Wissenschatskolleg zu Berlin.

Christina Normore is Assistant Professor of Art History at Northwestern University. She is the author of A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet (University of Chicago Press, 2015).

Julie Orlemanski is Assistant Professor of English and the College at the University of Chicago. She teaches on texts from the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on fourteenth- and fifteenth-century constellations of discourse. She has recently published articles in postmedievalThe Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Exemplaria, as well as contributing chapters to Robert Thornton and His Books (York Medieval Press, 2014), A Handbook of Middle English Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), and Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture (Palgrave, 2013).

Chloé M. Pelletier is a PhD student in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include the theory and practice of early-modern painting, pilgrim’s badges, and cross-temporal methodologies. She has held positions at the Hirshhorn Museum, the Evergreen House Museum, and the Blanton Museum of Art.

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