Where are the Women? Gender and the Representation of Art-making in Medieval Europe
Department of Art and Art History presents an Edwin L. Weisl Lectureship in the Arts sponsored by the Robert Lehman Foundation with support from the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program
Reception to follow talk in Boliou
Heidi Gearhart received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and specializes in the art of Medieval Europe. Her research focuses on sacred arts and manuscripts, artists, and medieval art theory, and she is especially interested in issues of memory, craft, and manufacture. Prior to coming to Mason, she taught at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Assumption College, and the University of Michigan. Her first book, Theophilus and the Theory and Practice of Medieval Art (Penn State University Press, 2017) examines the only complete treatise on art to survive from the High Middle Ages, Theophilus’ On Diverse Arts, and won Honorable Mention for the International Center of Medieval Art Book Prize. She has published in journals including Gesta, Studies in Iconography, and Word & Image, and is currently working on a new book that looks at how artists and art-making were remembered and recorded in pre-modern Europe. Gearhart teaches courses in medieval art of Europe, Byzantine art, and art of the Islamic world at George Mason University.