On behalf of the department’s search committee, I am pleased to announce the second candidate lecture for a faculty position in Medieval art history. Dr. Shirin Fozi will give a public lecture on Thursday, February 2 at 5:00 PM in room 200 Riley Hall. The title of Dr. Fozi's talk is "Quedlinburg after the Empire: Image, Text, Context.”
Shirin Fozi (Ph.D. Harvard University, 2010) is Assistant Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon and Samuel H. Kress foundations, and she received the annual dissertation prize of the Europäisches Romanik Zentrum in Merseburg for her doctoral thesis titled ‘The Body Recast and Revived: Figural Tomb Sculpture in the Holy Roman Empire, 1080-1160.’ The first essay drawn from this dissertation was published by the journal Speculum and recognized as the February 2015 article of the month by Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index. She has also published on the modern reception of medieval art and architecture, including essays in the Journal of the History of Collections and a chapter in Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture, edited by Elma Brenner, Meredith Cohen, and Mary Franklin-Brown (Ashgate, 2013). Currently, Fozi is putting the final touches on her first book manuscript, and planning a research trip in March that will help launch a new book project on the so-called Italian stonemasons of Romanesque Germany.
Please join us for the lecture.