Studies in Iconography

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Visual Culture Before 1600

Studies in Iconography (ISSN 0148-1029) is an annual publication housed at the Index of Medieval Art at Princeton University since October 1999. It is dedicated to publishing innovative work on iconography and other aspects of visual culture of the period up to 1600. Past articles have dealt with subjects as diverse as Byzantine fresco programs, Carolingian architectural diagrams, Jewish ritual images, and the iconography of Raphael. These topics are approached from an interdisciplinary, theoretical, or critical perspective by a range of established and emerging scholars. Reviews of published studies in iconography and art history are included in every volume.

Contents of the Most Recent Journal: Volume 40 (2019)


Dennis Trout. Pictures with Words: Reading the Apse Mosaic of S. Agnese f.l.m. (Rome)

Lucy Freeman Sandler. Pictorial Typology and the Miniatures of the Peterborough Psalter in Brussels

Patricia Blessing. Weaving on the Wall: Architecture and Textiles at the Monastery of Las Huelgas in Burgos

Theresa Flanigan. Mona Lisa’s Smile: Interpreting Emotion in Renaissance Female Portraits

Meryl Bailey. Charity as Act and Allegory in Venetian Art


Thomas Mathews with Norman E. Muller. The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons (published simultaneously in Italy as Alle origini delle icone), and Jean Michel Spieser. Images du Christ: Des catacombes aux lendemains de l’iconoclasme. By Diliana Angelova

Heidi C. Gearhart. Theophilus and the Theory and Practice of Medieval Art. By Vincent Debiais

David Stern. The Jewish Bible: A Material History. By Marc Michael Epstein

Shira Brisman. Albrecht Dürer and the Epistolary Mode of Address. By Hannah J. Friedman

Renana Bartal, Neta Bodner, and Bianca Kühnel, eds. Natural Materials of the Holy Land and the Visual Translation of Place, 500–1500, and Sharon E. J. Gerstel. Rural Lives and Landscapes in Late Medieval Byzantium: Art, Archaeology, and Ethnography. By Maria Georgopoulou

Colum Hourihane, ed. The Routledge Companion to Medieval Iconography. By Gerald B. Guest

Benjamin Anderson. Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art, and Eric M. Ramírez-Weaver. A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts. By Danielle E. Joyner

Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Ika Matyjaszkiewicz, and Zuzanna Sarnecka, eds. The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art: Materials, Power and Manipulation. By Sherry Lindquist

Studies in Iconography Board

Richard K. Emmerson Florida State University
Pamela A. Patton Princeton University
Kathryn A. Smith New York University
Kirk Ambrose University of Colorado, Boulder
Charles Barber Princeton University (2020)
Annemarie Weyl Carr Southern Methodist University (2021)
Mark Cruse Arizona State University (2021)
Blake de Maria Santa Clara University (2022)
William Diebold Reed College (2020)
Elina Gertsman Case Western Reserve University (2021)
Eva Hoffman Tufts University (2021)
Katrin Kogman-Appel Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster (2021)
Mitchell Merback The Johns Hopkins University (2020)
Eric Palazzo Université de Poitiers (2020)
Debra Higgs Strickland University of Glasgow (2022)
Beth Williamson University of Bristol (2020)


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