Marius Hauknes

Assistant Professor, Medieval

Marius Hauknes


Marius B. Hauknes is a historian of medieval art whose primary research focuses on the intersections of art, science, and theology. His current book project, The Image of the World in Thirteenth Century Rome, examines encyclopedic wall paintings sponsored by the papacy in relation to the profound changes in the period’s theories of knowledge. Other research interests include medieval cave painting and rock art; historiography of medieval art; and the instrumentality of visual artifacts in medieval astrology and medicine. 

Before joining Notre Dame he was a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago, and from 2014 to 2016 he was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. During his doctoral studies he held a Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and spent a year as a Princeton Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Rome. 


B.A., M.A., University of Oslo, Norway
Ph.D., Princeton University


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Notre Dame, IN 46556

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