IMS Open Lecture - Documentary photography of medieval manuscripts and its embedded assumptions

This lecture is part of the IMS Open Lecture Series which showcases cutting-edge research by leading scholars in important aspects of medieval studies.

Kathryn M. Rudy (Professor, School of Art History, University of St Andrews) will deliver this IMS Open Lecture, titled ‘Documentary Photography of Medieval Manuscripts and Its Embedded Assumptions’. Rudy’s research focuses on medieval manuscripts, trade routes, and pilgrimage; forensic approaches to objects and materials; and craft, embodied knowledge, and intangible cultural heritage. 

In addition to her recent publications, Rudy has also delivered guest lectures and workshops, and will deliver the keynote lecture at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala in September 2020. Rudy was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2018, and her monograph Piety in Pieces: How Medieval Readers Customized their Manuscripts (Open Book Publishers) was named as one of Choice Reviews outstanding books of 2017. Currently Rudy is organising a project concluding in March 2022, titled ‘Measuring Medieval Users’ Responses to Manuscripts: New Technological Approaches’. In August 2019 Rudy contributed to The Times Higher Education with an article focusing on the expenses of scholarly work in the field of art history, titled ‘The True Costs of Research and Publishing’

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome!

 All queries can be directed to Dr Axel Müller.