Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer M. Feltman is the 2023 President’s Faculty Research Award recipient for Mid-Career Scholars in the Arts and Humanities. Dr. Feltman received the award for distinguished research during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 19, in the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa.
Dr. Russell J. Mumper, UA vice president for research & economic development said, “The faculty at UA do incredible things and make highly valuable contributions to better society and to advance the flagship. We are so grateful to them and the work they do. This year’s recipients are extraordinary scholars recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions.”
Dr. Feltman teaches medieval and ancient art history in the department and is an internationally recognized specialist on the subject of Gothic architectural sculpture in France. She is a member of Chantier Scientifique de Notre Dame, the group of researchers officially authorized by the French Ministry of Culture – CNRS to study the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris as it is being restored. Her research addresses issues of the restoration of Gothic cathedrals, uses of virtual reality (VR) in cultural heritage and education, and the interpretation of imagery in stone sculpture of cathedrals.
She currently co-directs the project “Notre Dame in Color: Visualizing the Layered Polychromy of the Cathedral of Paris,” funded by the Transatlantic Research Partnership, a program of FACE Foundation and the French Embassy, as well as the UA Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, the UA Office of Research and Economic Development, and the French governmental organization in charge of the reconstruction, the Établissement public chargé pour la restauration de la Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris.
For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in art history and studio art, visit our Degree Programs page.