Kathryn A. Smith, Professor of Art History

Areas of Research/Interest:

Early Christian and medieval art; illustrated Gothic manuscripts; image-text relationships in medieval art, especially illuminated manuscripts; the roles of imagery in lay religion; images and one-off illustrated books as expressive and constitutive of medieval notions of the self.

External Affiliations:

Editorial Board, Manuscript Studies, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2015- ); Standing Editorial Board, Oxford Bibliographies Online, for Medieval Studies (Oxford University Press) (2015- ); Co-editor, Studies in Iconography (2015- ); Board of Directors, International Center of Medieval Art (2007-10); Juror, College Art Association Publication Grant (2005-7); Series Editor, Studies in the Visual Cultures of the Middle Ages, Brepols Publishers (2004- ); Board of Directors, MARC (NYU) (2002-8); Comité Consultif, Bourses Chateaubriand (2001-8); Nominating Committee, International Center of Medieval Art (1996-8); Steering Committee, Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500 (1993-5); International Medieval Sermon Studies Society; Medieval Club of New York; Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections; College Art Association; International Center of Medieval Art; Historians of British Art.


Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London (2015); 15 Notable Art Professors in New York City, The Art Career Project, http://www.theartcareerproject.com/15-notable-art-professors-nyc/10363/; Marquis Who’s Who in America (2014- ); Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Art History Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2007-8); Marquis Who’s Who in American Education (2007- ); Short-list, Historians of British Art Book Prize, Single Author, pre-circa 1800 category, for Art, Identity and Devotion in Fourteenth-Century England: Three Women and Their Books of Hours (2005); Marquis Who’s Who of American Women (2004- ); National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers (2001); Article of the Month, inFeminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index, for ‘The Neville of Hornby Hours and the Design of Literate Devotion’ (August 2000); Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, NYU (1999, 2009); Mary Davis Predoctoral Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art (1993-5); Fulbright Commission/IIE, Dissertation Fellowship for study in England (1992-3).