Studies in Iconography

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Visual Culture Before 1600

This annual publication, housed at the Index of Christian Art, Princeton University, since October 1999, is dedicated to publishing innovative work on iconography and every aspect of visual culture of the period up to 1600. Past volumes have included articles that have dealt with subjects as diverse as the art of the English parish church, the study of marginal imagery in Gothic manuscripts, and recent approaches to early Christian and Byzantine art. These topics are of current interest and are, like the other studies in the journal, approached from an interdisciplinary, theoretical, or critical perspective by eminent scholars in the field. The journal also includes a number of shorter articles on a variety of themes written by both established and emerging scholars. Reviews of published studies in iconography and art history are included in every volume.

The most recent journal, Volume 36, (2015)



Faith Wallis-What a Medieval Diagram Shows: A Case Study of Computus
Barbara Obrist-The Physical And the Spiritual Universe: Infernus and Paradise in Medieval Cosmography and Its Visual Representations (Seventh – Fourteenth Century)
Doron Bauer-Milk as Templar Apologetics in the St. Bernard of Clairvaux Altarpiece from Majorca

Review Articles:

Bente Kiilerich-The State of Early Christian Iconography in the Twenty-First Century
Dorothy H. Verkerk-Medieval Irish Art History
Karl F. Morrison-Witnessing Iconoclasm: Two Recent Books


Joanna Cannon. Religious Poverty, Visual Riches, Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries – By Serena Romana

Joyce Coleman, Mark Cruse, and Kathryn A. Smith, eds. The Social Life of Illumination: Manuscripts, Images, and Communities in the Late Middle Ages – By Gerald B. Guest

Donal Cooper and Janet Robson. The Making of Assisi: The Pope, the Franciscans and the Painting of the Basilica – By Marilyn Aronberg Lavin

Marcello Gaeta. Giotto und die Croci Dipinte des Trecento: Studien zu Typus, Genese und Rezeption mit einem Katalog der monumentalen Tafelkreuze des Trecento (ca. 1290-ca. 1400) – By Donal Cooper

Dalia-Ruth Halperin. Illuminating in Micrography: The Catalan Micrography Mahzor MS Heb 8° 6527 in the National Library of Israel – By Marc Michael Epstein

Diana Hiller. Gendered Perceptions of Florentine Last Supper Frescoes, c. 1350-1490 – By Anne Derbes

Maja Kominko. The World of Kosmas, Illustrated Byzantine Codices of the Christian Topography – By Benjamin Anderson

Shulamith Laderman. Images of Cosmology in Jewish and Byzantine Art, God’s Blueprint of Creation – By Benjamin Anderson

Domenic Leo. Images, Texts, and Marginalia in a “Vows of the Peacock” Manuscript (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library MS G24). With a Complete Concordance and Catalogue of Peacock Manuscripts – By Martine Meuwese

Angeliki Lymberopoulou and Rembrandt Duits. Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe – By Maria Georgopoulou

Stefan Matter. Reden von der Minne. Untersuchungen zu Spielformen literarischer Bildung zwischen verbaler und visueller Vergegenwärtigung anhand von Minnereden und Minnebildern des deutschsprachigen Spätmittelalters – By Michael Curschmann

Joanna Mühlemann. Artus in Gold. Der Erec Zyklus auf dem Krakauer Kronenkreuz – By Hiltrud Westermann-Angerhausen

Kathryn Starkey. A Courtier’s Mirror: Cultivating Elite Identity in Thomasin von Zerclaere’s “Welscher Gast” – By James Rushing

Cynthia Stollhans. St. Catherine of Alexandria in Renaissance Roman Art – By Carol M. Richardson

Cynthia Robinson. Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile: The Virgin, Christ, Devotions, and Images in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries – By Teofilo F. Ruiz

Annemarie Weyl Carr and Andréas Micolaïdès, eds. Asinou across Time: Studies in the Architecture and Murals of the Panagia Phorbiotissa, Cyprus – By Maria G. Parani


Index to Articles by Author, Volumes 1-36
Index to Reviews by Author, Volumes 1-36
Index to Reviews by Reviewer, Volumes 1-36

2014-2015 Studies in Iconography Board (through volume 37 [2016])

Michael CurschmannPrinceton University
Adelaide Bennett HagensPrinceton University
Lucy Freeman SandlerNew York University
Dale KinneyBryn Mawr College
Elizabeth Valdez del ÁlamoMontclair State University
Susan BoyntonColumbia University
Ann DerbesHood College
Sharon GerstelUCLA
Karl MorrisonRutgers University, emeritus
Catherine PuglisiRutgers University
Nina RoweFordham University
Larry SilverUniversity of Pennsylvania

2015-present Studies in Iconography Board

Richard K. EmmersonFlorida State University
Pamela A. PattonPrinceton University
Kathryn A. SmithNew York University
Dale KinneyBryn Mawr College
Charles BarberPrinceton University
Adelaide Bennett HagensPrinceton University
Annemarie Weyl CarrSouthern Methodist University, Emerita
William DieboldReed College
Elina GertsmanCase Western Reserve University
Eva HoffmanTufts University
Dale KinneyBryn Mawr College
Katrin Kogman-AppelBen Gurion University of the Negev and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Mitchell MerbackThe Johns Hopkins University
Beth WilliamsonUniversity of Bristol
Mark CruseArizona State University
Eric PalazzoUniversité de Poitiers


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