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Laura Weigert - List of Lectures and Fellowships


“The Enlivened Figures of Late Medieval and Early Modern Processional Stagings,” Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study, January, 2015.

“Vocamus personagias”: les figures des tableaux éphémères,” in Tableau Vivant: La Politique de l’Interruption, Paris, Université Paris I, October, 2014.

“Hubert Cailleau’s Illuminated Manuscripts and the Making of Medieval Theater,” Invited Lecture, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, March 11, 2013.

“Staging Art in late Medieval France and the Low Countries,” in The Impact of Art: the Low Countries and Italy in the Late Middle Ages, New York, Italian Academy, Columbia University, December, 2011.

“Theatricality and the ‘Carnivalesque’ in the Entry Procession of Joanna of Castille,” in Feiern, Singen, Schunken, Cologne, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, November, 2011.

“Between Mass and Mystery: the Life of Saint Remigius and the Ceremonial Function of Choir Tapestries,” Florence, European Institute, July 2011.

“Staging the Passion: Illuminated Playscripts and the Emergence of Theatrical Space,” Spaces of the Passion, Frankfurt, University of Frankfurt, July, 2011.

“L’image du prescheur et la transformation du public théâtral (1470-1577),” in Prédication et Performance, Paris, Fondation Singer-Polignac, June, 2011.

“The Art of Tapestry: Neither Minor nor Decorative,” Princeton, Index for Christian Art, February 2011.

“Medieval Theatricality and its Afterlife in Painting,” New Perspectives on Urban Entertainment, Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University, April 4, 2009.

“Medieval Theatricality in Tapestry,” Visualität und Theatralität in den Künsten der Früheneuzeit, Berlin, Freie Universtität, July 14, 2008.

“The Medievalist’s Place in a ‘Secular’ Institution,” Seeing the Medieval: Realms of Faith/Visions for Today, New York, Mobia, May 31, 2008.

“Visualizing the Rhythm of Urban Drama in the late Middle Ages,” International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May, 2007.

“Pictures and Plays of the Vengeance of our Lord,” Medieval/Renaissance Forum, Yale University, New Haven, April, 2007. 

“Theatralität in Bildwerken und Schauspielen des Spätmittelalters und der Renaissance,” Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken and Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, December, 2006.

“Entre la Messe et les Mystères : la Passion du Christ à la Chaise Dieu,” Journées-rencontres autour des tapisseries de la Chaise-Dieu, La Chaise-Dieu, France, September 23, 2006.

“Diptychs of Violence : the Passion and Vengeance of Christ in Pictures and Plays,” Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, April 3, 2006.

“The Interaction between the Theater and Tapestries in the Late Middle Ages,” Institute of Art

History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Charles University, November 9, 2005.

“La mise en abîme de l’intériorité : la dame jouant de la musique dans les tapisseries millefleurs,”  Les Représentations de la Musique au Moyen Age, Paris, Cité de la Musique, April, 2004.

“Texts and Textiles : the Case of the Lives of Saints,” Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, November, 2002.

“Theatrical Performance as Source for Tapestries: the Case of the Life of Saint Remi, Reims,” International Colloquium on Tapestry, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June, 2002.

Recent Activities:

-2012 – 2015: Mellon Dissertation and summer travel grant committee, Rutgers University.

-2014-2015: Acting Undergraduate Co-Chair, Department of Art History, Rutgers University.

-2012-2014: Rutgers University Senator, representing the Graduate School (School of Arts and Sciences).

2008-2011: Pinkney Book Prize Committee of the French Historical Association.

May, 2009-2012: President, Consortium for Teaching the Middle Ages (TEAMS).

2013: Co-organizer, with Sarah Betzer, of session: “Beyond the Paragone,” CAA annual conference, New York.

2010: Co-organizer, with Glenn Peers, “Can Description Help Images Speak,” CAA annual conference, Chicago.

Reader for The Art Bulletin, Studies in Iconography, Viator, Speculum, Gastronomica, Woman's Art Journal, Cornell University Press, University of California Press, Notre Dame Press, Ashgate Press.

2007-2008: Director and Faculty Member, Rutgers Summer Art History Program in Paris.

2008-present: Landscapes-Soundscapes-Cityscapes, joint research project conducted with Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky (Art History, Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Anno Mungen (Music History, Thurnau).

Conference organization

-2013: Co-organizer, with Sarah Betzer, of session: “Beyond the Paragone” CAA annual conference, New York.

-2010: Co-organizer with Ana Pairet (French Department, Rutgers): “Imagining the Medieval Stage: An Interdisciplinary Symposium,” Rutgers University.

-2010: Co-organizer, with Glen Peers, of session: “Can Description Help Images Speak?” CAA annual conference, Chicago.

-2006: Co-organizer, with Tanja Michalsky, of art history sessions in “Frontiers in the Humanities,” Annual conference sponsored by the American Philosophical Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Philadelphia.

Coorganizer, “Frontiers in the Humanities,” Annual conference sponsored by the American Philosophical Society and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Philadelphia, October, 2006.

Grant committees/ Expertise Solicited: American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Research Fellowships; Association Nationale de Recherche (French Multi-Year grants); Chateaubriand; Belgian Research Fellowship; Institute for Advanced Studies; Israeli Science Foundation.

Selected Fellowships:

Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (Washington D.C.)
National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.

Alexander von Humboldt collaborative American-German research grant
American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship
Felix Gilbert Member, Institute for Advanced Study
National Humanities Institute Sabbatical Fellowship (declined)
Max Planck Institut für Geschichte, Göttingen, Germany
Solmsen Postdoctoral Fellowship in residence: Institute for Research in the Humanities; University of Wisconsin, Madison
Samuel H. Kress Dissertation Writing Fellowship.
Chateaubriand Fellowship: Paris, France.
Samuel H. Kress Travel Grant in the History of Art.
Belgian-American Educational Foundation Grant.
Fulbright Fellowship: Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany