Curriculum Vitae

Department of History
The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ 08628

Education

Professional appointments

List of Scholarly Publications

Books

  • Co-editor (with Felice Lifshitz), Paradigms and Methods in Early Medieval Studies (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, in press, 2007)
  • Co-editor (with Catherine Cubitt), The Crisis of the Oikoumene: The Three Chapters and the Failed Quest for Unity in the Sixth-Century Mediterranean (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2007)
  • Co-editor (with Burton Van Name Edwards), The Study of the Bible in the Carolingian Era (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003)
  • The Crucified God in the Carolingian Era: Theology and Art of Christ's Passion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)
  • Editor, Literacy, Politics, and Artistic Innovation in the Early Medieval West (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1992)

  • [In preparation] Why the Middle Ages Matter, ed. with Simon Doubleday, Felice Lifshitz, Amy Remensnyder
  • [In preparation] Wearmouth-Jarrow's Bibles: A Study in Manuscript Evidence

Articles

  • "Why is This Feast Different From All Other Feasts? The Eucharist in Early Medieval Europe," Companions to the Christian Tradition: The Eucharist in the Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; volume in preparation)
  • "Mass and Eucharist in the Christianization of Early Medieval Europe," in Envisioning Christ on the Cross (Turnhout: Brepols, volume in preparation)
  • "Redressing Wrong in Early Medieval Europe and Today," in Why the Middle Ages Matter, ed. Celia Chazelle, Simon Doubleday, Felice Lifshitz, Amy Remensnyder (New York: Routledge, 2011, volume in preparation)
  • "Art and Reverence in Bede's Churches at Wearmouth and Jarrow," in Sinn und Un-Sinn des Kultbildes: Die Intellektualisierung und die Mystifizierung mittelalterlicher Kunst, ed. Rebecca Muller (Frankfurt, 2010, in press)
  • "Painting the Voice of God in the Codex Amiatinus," Quintana 8 (2009), pp. 15-59
  • "A Sense of Place: Wearmouth-Jarrow, Rome, and the Tabernacle Miniature of the Codex Amiatinus," forthcoming in The Transmission of the Bible in Word, Image, and Song, ed. by Mildred Budny and Paul G. Remley (Tempe, AR: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
  • "Charles the Bald, Hincmar of Reims, and the Ivory of the Pericopes of Henry II," in The Lay Intellectual in the Carolingian Era, ed. Patrick Wormald and Janet Nelson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 139-61
  • "Early Medieval Studies in Twenty-First Century America," with Felice Lifshitz, in Paradigms and Methods in Early Medieval Studies, ed. by Celia Chazelle and Felice Lifshitz (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, in press, 2007)
  • "Romanness in Early Medieval Culture: The Codex Amiatinus Portrait of Ezra," in Paradigms and Methods in Early Medieval Studies, ed. by Celia Chazelle and Felice Lifshitz (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, in press, 2007)
  • "The Three Chapters Controversy and the Biblical Diagrams of Cassiodorus's Codex Grandior and the Institutiones," in The Crisis of the Oikoumene: The Three Chapters and the Failed Quest for Unity in the Sixth-Century Mediterranean, ed. by Celia Chazelle and Catherine Cubitt (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007)
  • "Bibles in Eighth-Century England: Laying a Foundation for Social Reform," in Univers du Texte: Génèse, Fonction et Constellation, ed. by Shoichi Sato (Nagoya, Japan: Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University, 2006), pp. 149-196
  • "Christ and the Vision of God: The Biblical Diagrams of the Codex Amiatinus," in The Mind's Eye: Art and Theological Argument in the Middle Ages, ed. by Jeffrey F. Hamburger and Anne-Marie Bouche (Princeton, 2006), pp. 84-111
  • "Violence and the Virtuous Ruler in the Utrecht Psalter," The Illuminated Psalter: Studies in the Content, Purpose and Placement of its Images, ed. by F.O. Buettner (Turnhout: Brepols, 2005), pp. 337-348
  • "Amalarius's Liber officialis: Spirit and Vision in Carolingian Liturgical Thought," in Seeing the Invisible in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, ed. by Giselle de Nie, Karl F. Morrison, and Marco Mostert (Turnhout, 2005), pp. 327-357
  • "Ceolfrid's Gift to St. Peter: The First Quire of the Codex Amiatinus and the Evidence of its Roman Destination," Early Medieval Europe 12:2 (2004), pp. 129-157
  • "Crucifixes and Liturgy in the Ninth-Century Carolingian Church," in Il Volto Santo in Europa: Culto e immagini del Crocifisso nel Medieoevo, ed. by Michele Ferrari and Andreas Meyer (Lucca, 2005), pp. 67-93
  • "Charles the Bald, Hincmar of Reims, and the Ivory of the Pericopes of Henry II," in Lay Intellectuals in Carolingian Society, ed. by Patrick Wormald (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, volume in preparation)
  • "Originality in Arts and Letters," Dictionary of the Middle Ages: Supplement 1, ed. by William C. Jordan (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003), pp. 437-439
  • "Exegesis in the Ninth-Century Eucharist Controversy," in The Study of the Bible in the Carolingian Era, ed. by Celia Chazelle and Burton Van Name Edwards (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003), 167-187
  • "An Exemplum of Humility: The Crucifixion Image in the Drogo Sacramentary," in Reading Medieval Images: The Art Historian and the Object, ed. by Elizabeth Sears and Thelma K. Thomas (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2002), 27-35
  • "Archbishops Ebo and Hincmar of Reims and the Utrecht Psalter," Speculum 72 (1997):1055-1077
  • "Memory, Instruction, Worship: 'Gregory's' Influence on Early Medieval Doctrines of the Artistic Image," in Gregory the Great: A Symposium, ed. by John C. Cavadini (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996), 181-215
  • Entries on Carolingian history, Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, ed. by William W. Kibler (New York: Garland Publishing, 1995)
  • "'Not in Painting But in Writing': Augustine and the Supremacy of the Word in the Libri Carolini," Reading and Wisdom: The De doctrina Christiana of Augustine in the Middle Ages, ed. by Edward D. English (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995), 1-22
  • "Images, Scripture, the Church, and the Libri Carolini," Proceedings of the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference 16/17 (1993):53-76
  • "Figure, Character, and the Glorified Body in the Carolingian Eucharistic Controversy," Traditio 47 (1992):1-36
  • "Pictures, Books, and the Illiterate: Pope Gregory I's Letters to Serenus of Marseilles," Word & Image 6 (1990):138-153
  • "To Whom Did Christ Pay the Price? The Soteriology of Alcuin's Epistola 307," Proceedings of the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference 14 (1989):43-62
  • "Matter, Spirit, and Image in the Libri Carolini," Recherches Augustiniennes 21 (1986): 163-184

Book Reviews

  • Dorothy Verkerk, Early Medieval Bible Illumination and the Ashburnham Pentateuch (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004): Journal of Religion, January 2006.
  • Paolo Zanna, ed. and trans., Dungal, Responsa contra Claudium: A Controversy on Holy Images (Florence: SISMEL, Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2002): Journal of Medieval Latin, 2004
  • Michael W. Herren and Shirley Ann Brown, Christ in Celtic Christianity: Britain and Ireland From the Fifth to the Tenth Century (Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 2002): Speculum 79 (2004), pp. 201-203
  • Michele Camillo Ferrari, Il 'Liber sanctae crucis' di Rabano Mauro: Testo - immagine - contesto (Bern: Peter Lang, 1999): Speculum, 2002
  • Mary Carruthers, The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric, and the Making of Images, 400-1200 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998): Speculum, 2001
  • William J. Diebold, Word and Image: An Introduction to Early Medieval Art (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2000): The Medieval Review, 2001
  • Ann Freeman, ed., Opus Caroli Regis (Libri Carolini), MGH Conc. 2, Supplementum (Hanover, 1998): The Medieval Review, 1999
  • Bernard S. Levy, ed., The Bible in the Middle Ages: Its Influence on Literature and Art (Binghamton, NY: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1992): Religious Studies Review, 1994
  • M.M. Hildebrandt, The External School in Carolingian Society (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1992): Religious Studies Review, 1993
  • Frederick S. Paxton, Christianizing Death: The Creation of a Ritual Process in Early Medieval Europe (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1990): The Journal of Religion, 1992
  • Mary Clayton, The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990); Barbara C. Raw, Anglo-Saxon Crucifixion Iconography and the Art of Monastic Revival (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990); David Rollason, Saints and Relics in Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1989): The Journal of Religion, 1991

Fellowships and Other Awards

  • 2005-2006 Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ
  • 2005-2006 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2002 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ
  • 1989-90 Andrew Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities Bryn Mawr College
  • 1988-89 J. Paul Getty Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities Bryn Mawr College
  • 1980-81 Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship Zentralinstitut fuer Kunstgeschichte, Munich, Germany
  • 1978-1981 Yale University Graduate Fellowship
  • 1977-1978 John H. Moss Scholarship, University of Toronto

Invited and conference papers

(last ten years)

  • "Early Medieval Biblical Exegesis and Ideas of Social Justice," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 10-13, 2007 (forthcoming)
  • "The Codex Amiatinus: Disjunction and Discontinuity in Early Medieval Culture," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2006
  • "Bibles in Eighth-Century England: Laying a Foundation for Social Reform," Princeton University, December 6, 2005. Revised versions delivered at The University of Nagoya, Japan, February 27, 2006; and Columbia University, March 7, 2006
  • "Vercelli Bibl. Cap. 165: The Iconography and Ideology of Rulership in Carolingian Italy," Byzantine Studies Conference, Athens GA, Oct. 27-30 2005. Also delivered at The Institute for Advanced Study, December 14, 2005
  • "'Interim dico quae sentio': Amalarius' Approach to the Visual in the Liber officialis," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2004
  • "Spirit and the Mind's Eye in Carolingian Liturgical Thought," Verbal and Pictorial Imaging: Representing and Accessing Experience of the Invisible, 400-1000, Utrecht, Netherlands, December 11-13, 2003
  • "The Ruler and his Council in the Carolingian Era," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2003
  • "A Registration Concept for Articles Published on the Web," Panel Discussion, Ancient Studies - New Technology II: The World Wide Web and Scholarly Research, Communication, and Publication in Ancient, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies, Rutgers University, December 2002
  • "Biblical Exegesis in the Opus Caroli," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2002
  • "A Sense of Place: Wearmouth-Jarrow, Rome, and the Tabernacle Miniature of the Codex Amiatinus," Cornell University, April 2002; revised version given at Edinburgh University and King's College London, May 2002
  • "Problems in Art Relating to the Three Chapters Schism," The Crisis of the Oikoumene:
  • The Three Chapters and the Failed Quest for Unity in the Sixth-Century Mediterranean, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, May 25, 2002 (conference co-organizer and co-chair with Thomas Brown and Catherine Cubitt)
  • "Theodulf and Alcuin at the Court of Charlemagne," Medieval Studies Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study, April 2002
  • "The Tabernacle Miniature and Dating the Codex Amiatinus," The Dating Service or the Dating Game? Problems and Potential of Dating Materials from the Early Medieval Period, The College of New Jersey, November 2001
  • "Wearmouth-Jarrow, Rome, and the Codex Amiatinus," The Delaware Valley Medieval Association, February 2001; revised versions given at "The Mind's Eye: Art and Theological Argument in the Medieval West," Princeton University, October 2001; and the 20th International Conference of the Charles Homer Haskins Society, October 2001
  • "Carolingian Antecedents to the Cult of the Volto Santo," Der Volto Santo in Europa, Engelberg Switzerland, September 2000
  • "Charles the Bald as Lay Intellectual: A Reading of the Pericopes Ivory," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2000
  • "Violence and the Virtuous Ruler in the Utrecht Psalter," Der illuminierte Psalter: Darstellungsinhalte, Bildgebrauch und Zierausstattung, University of Bamberg (Germany), October 1999
  • "Biblical Exegesis in Carolingian Writings on the Eucharist," L'Itude de la Bible d'Isidore ` Rimi d'Auxerre (600-900), Universiti de Paris, Sorbonne, June 1998
  • "The Wonder of the Incarnation: Hrabanus Maurus' De laudibus sanctae crucis," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 1998
  • "The Christ Image in De laudibus sanctae crucis," International Conference on Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, September 1997
  • "Did God Grieve in the Carolingian Period?" International Conference on Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, September 1997
  • "Interpretations of the Crucifixion in Carolingian Literature and Imagery," The Carolingian Bible and Its Impact: A Symposium on the Transmission of the Bible, Princeton University, April 1996

Conferences and conference sessions organized and co-organized

(last ten years)

  • "Medieval Studies, Social Justice, and Human Rights," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2007 (three sessions)
  • "Opening Borders between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages," The Medieval Academy of America, Miami, April 2005 (with Felice Lifshitz)
  • "Paradigms of History," The Medieval Academy of America, Minneapolis, April 2003 (with Deborah Deliyannis and Felice Lifshitz)
  • "The Three Chapters Controversy," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 2002
  • "The Crisis of the Oikoumene: The Three Chapters and the Failed Quest for Unity in the Sixth-Century Mediterranean," Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York, May 25, 2002 (with Thomas Brown and Catherine Cubitt)
  • "The Dating Service or the Dating Game? Problems and Potential of Dating Materials from the Early Medieval Period," The College of New Jersey, November 2001 (with Mildred Budny)

Professional service

(last ten years)

  • Editorial board, Religion Compass, 2006-
  • PhD dissertation committee (Princeton University), 2006
  • Board of Directors, International Center of Medieval Art, 2006-2009
  • Editorial board, Studies in Iconography, 2005-
  • Editorial board, The Heroic Age: A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe, 2004-
  • Reviewer, NEH Fellowships (most recently 2003)
  • New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Board of Directors, 2002-2004
  • Listserv founder and owner, The Early Medieval Forum, 2000-