medieval art

UA Art Historian Advises Polygon Game Reviewer

Are you thinking that studying medieval architecture might put too many limits on your career choices? Check out the unique way that Dr. Jennifer Feltman is using her scholarly expertise! This video (embedded below) is an unusually exciting analysis of the accuracy of the video game Assassin’s Creed Unity by Simone de Rochefort, Senior Video

Cloisters Curator Presents Career Workshop

In October, The Met Cloisters assistant curator Julia Perratore presented the 2021 International Center of Medieval Art Forsyth Lecture, “Representing Medieval Spain at The Met Cloisters,” virtually, from the UA department of art and art history. Perratore’s lecture was locally organized by Dr. Jennifer Feltman and hosted in her Garland Hall office. After her lecture, Dr.

Cloisters Curator to Speak on Representing Medieval Spain

2021 International Center of Medieval Art, Forsyth Lecture (A Webinar) Julia Perratore, assistant curator of medieval art at The Met Cloisters will present an online lecture, “Representing Medieval Spain at The Met Cloisters,” October 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. CT / 2:00 p.m. ET. Follow this link to register for the Zoom lecture. Local Organizer:

UA Graduate Student Presents Art History Research at International Festival

This summer, art history graduate student Lizzie Orlofsky presented her research at the virtual Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Festival hosted by the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Her presentation, “The Soul’s Sensational Journey Through the Portal at Kilpeck Church,” stems from her research during a graduate seminar on medieval portal sculpture taught

Art History Professor Appointed to Cathedral Restoration Group

Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Feltman has had a busy couple of months. In January she presented her paper, “The Afflicted Body and the Aesthetic of Wholeness in Gothic Sculpture,” at the virtual 14th Annual Imago Conference, University of Haifa, Israel. In addition to organizing UA’s 26th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, which entailed duties from inviting the respected medievalist

Art Historian Presents Grant-Winning VR Project

In May, Dr. Jennifer Feltman presented her project, “Experiencing Gothic: A VR Cathedral for Middle Schoolers,” at the 2020-21 Whiting Foundation Fellows Convening Meeting in New York City via Zoom. Feltman was awarded a 2020-21 Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Seed Grant to partner with teachers and digital media experts to build a virtual reality experience

UA Art History Professor Wins Grant to Make a Virtual Reality Gothic Cathedral for Alabama Middle-Schoolers

The humanities are more than a set of subjects like history, literature and philosophy; they are also a way of solving urgent problems. When they step beyond the walls of a university, the humanities can enrich public life in unique and vital ways. UA assistant professor of art history Dr. Jennifer Feltman was awarded a

A Gentlewoman in Verona: UA Graduate Student Researches In Italy

Sometimes there’s just no substitute for seeing the object you are studying first hand. For more than three semesters, from a graduate seminar in medieval cathedrals, to intensive thesis research, art history graduate student Rebecca Teague has focused on the sculpture programs of three 12th-century cathedrals in three small towns in northern Italy. She has

Students Gain Insight into the Experience of Medieval Artists

Students in Dr. Jennifer Feltman’s ARH 360-Early Medieval Art course created their own artworks as a way to reflect on the materials and methods used to make early medieval (and a few Byzantine) works of art. Each student chose an object that dates from between 250 and 1150, and researched the original work focusing on