About Us

Fabian Bojkovsky is an Art Historian with a
special interest in the depiction of non-Christians, monsters and social outsiders within the corpus of Western Christian art. He completed his BA at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany in Art History and English Literature and Linguistics. He then pursued his MSc at the University of Edinburgh where he studied Art in the

Global Middle Ages. His professional experience includes work placements with several institutions among them the Museum Schnütgen in Cologne, the Cathedral Treasury in Essen and the Edinburgh City Library. He is currently working on his PhD in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Fabian is currently researching the development of the image of Jews and Muslims within Christian Iberian art from around 1100 until 1300.

Samuel Gerace is an Art Historian and sometimes artist with interests in Insular metalwork, Roman spolia, the cult of relics, and cultural translation between medieval Italian and Insular art. Samuel’s trek to History of Art began with his B.F.A. from Shorter University and his studies at New College of Florida where he practiced medieval painting and gilding techniques. Samuel then pursued his MSc at the University of Edinburgh in Art in the Global Middle Ages where he developed his academic interests in Roman and Insular medieval art while also interning at the National Museum Scotland with the Scottish History and Archaeology Department. His master’s dissertation touched on this interest of global exchange by examining concepts of royalty, kingship, and cultural translation in the Pictish stone collections of St Vigeans and St Andrews. Samuel is continuing his research at the University of Edinburgh working on his Phd provisionally titled, ‘Moving Heaven on Earth: House-Shaped Shrines and Cultural Exchange.’

Shandra Lamaute is an artist, art historian, and scholar of religion with special interest in the relationship between text and image, magic bowls, materiality of the book, philosophies of magic, divination, and religious thought. Her educational background includes a BA in Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington, a BFA in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University, an MFA in Intermedia Art from Edinburgh College of Art, and an MSc in the History of Art with a concentration in Art in the Global Middle Ages from The University of Edinburgh. Her current research is centred upon how beliefs in magic and divination translate (are redefined or recoded) into textual, visual, and material cultures. Shandra is continuing her postgraduate studies at The University of Chicago Divinity School.

Emily Michelle Tuttle is a Medieval Art Historian with interests in architecture, sacred geometry, and cosmology. She earned her BA in Art History from Winthrop University in South Carolina, and MSc Art in the Global Middle Ages from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her MSc dissertation was a cosmological analysis of three case studies: Dome of the Rock, Notre Dame de Chartres, and Westminster Abbey. Her current research continues the examination of cosmological features in religious structures. Emily also considers global translation within architectural works, focusing particularly on the communication of cultures from East to West. Emily is presently teaching at Limestone College and working at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

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