Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies and the Department of Art History and Music, Fordham University; the Division of the Humanities, University of Chicago; and the Department of Art, DePauw University
This symposium celebrates the career of Linda Seidel, an influential scholar of medieval art history and inspiring teacher. Professor Seidel’s research often aimed at debunking art historical myths, as is evident in her books on Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini portrait, rider imagery at Aquitaine, and artistic identity at Autun. Her interest in pivotal figures and moments in the history and historiography of medieval art continues to be pioneering and to inspire many generations of art historians in many fields. This one-day event will celebrate her both as influential scholar and inspiring teacher.
Short “visual communiqués,” each organized around a single work, will be presented by former students, showcasing the legacy of Seidel’s research, methodology, and pedagogy. The program features lectures by four distinguished scholars of medieval and early modern art: Madeline Caviness, Anne Derbes, Andrée Hayum, and Christine Verzar.
The image is: Master Engelram and his son Redolfo, Plaque with Saint Aemilian. Spanish (Castilla-León), elephant ivory, with glass inlay, 8 1/8 x 3 x 1/4 in. (20.6 x 7.6 x 0.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection, 1987 (1987.89). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.