Research

Dissertation

“The Function of Text: Byzantine Reliquaries with Epigrams, 843–1204” (PhD, Florida State University, 2016). Open Access: Academia and DigiNole

Current Projects

Book Project: Enshrining Sacred Matter: The Form, Function, and Meaning of Reliquaries in Medieval Byzantium

Digital Humanities Project: Inscriptions of Mount Athos (IMA)

Journal Article: “Text as Iconography: Reinterpreting the Limburg Staurotheke”

Journal Article: “The Byzantine Signet Ring of John, the Imperial Spatharios”

Book Chapter: “Ekphrastic Epigrams on Reliquaries in the Twelfth Century”

Book Chapter: “Towards a Typology for the Placement of Names on Works of Art,” in Inscribing Texts in Byzantium: Continuity, Invention, Transformation. Proceedings of the 49th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, I. Toth and M. Lauxtermann, eds. (Routledge).

Forthcoming

“Reliquary Epigrams,” in Byzantine Texts on Art and Aesthetics, vol. 3: From Alexios I to the Rise of Hesychasm (1081 – ca. 1330), C. Barber and F. Spingou, eds. (Cambridge University Press).

“Daniel the Exile’s Ekphrasis of a Hippodrome Scene: Cathedral of St. Sophia in Kiev?” (co-authored with M. Herrington, R. Romanchuk, S. Simmons, and C. Timm), in Byzantine Texts on Art and Aesthetics, vol. 3: From Alexios I to the Rise of Hesychasm (1081 – ca. 1330), C. Barber and F. Spingou, eds. (Cambridge University Press).

Published Works

“Image, Epigram, and Nature in Middle Byzantine Personal Devotion,” in Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500 – 1500R. Bartal, N. Bodner, and B. Kühnel, eds. (Routledge, 2017), pp. 172–89.

The Limburg Staurotheke: A Reassessment,” Athanor 30, (2012), pp. 7–13.

The Iconography of Text: The Placement of an Inscription on a Middle Byzantine Reliquary,” Eastern Christian Art 8 (2011), pp. 49–55.

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