Bibliographies for the Study of Medieval Art



The following bibliographies were compiled as part of a workshop at an Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) conference in 2004 which was held in New York Public Library. These four librarians undertook extensive research on four particular periods in the Middle Ages and intended to provide both the expert and novice with an overview of the principal hardcopy and electronic resources. They all differ slightly in their approach but I hope that you will agree with me that they offer a very valuable tool for research. The files will be constantly updated and I am grateful to the four contributors and to ARLIS for allowing the Index of Christian Art to host their research.




Early Christian Art(c. 250-c.500), Tom Jacoby, Retired Art & Design Librarian and Medieval Studies Bibliographer, University of Connecticut Libraries, (Retired)

Tom Jacoby received an M.A in Medieval Art History and an M.L.S. from U.C.L.A. He has a particular interest in Late Antique and Early Christian Art especially architecture of the Levant. He is the author of more than thirty art book reviews on Classical and Medieval art and is now retired from the University of Connecticut, Storrs where he was Art & Design Librarian. He was also co-editor of the journal Art Documentation.

Early Medieval Art(c. 500-c.1000), Mary Clare Altenhofen, Harvard University

Mary Clare Altenhofen is head of Research and Public Services at the Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, where she has worked since 1992. Before coming to Harvard, she held positions in the College Library at UCLA, the Graduate Theological Union Library in Berkeley, and the Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning at MIT. Mary Clare has the B.S. in Design, Univ. of California, Davis, the M.A. in Art History, Univ. of California, Davis, and the M.S.L.I.S. in Library Science, Univ. of California, Berkeley.

Later Medieval Art (c.1000-c.1500), Suzanna Simor, Queens College/CUNY

Dr. Suzanna Simor is Associate Professor in the Library at Queens College of the City University of New York, where she serves as Coordinator of Art and Music Library Services, and directs the College's Art Center. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and a M.L.S. from Pratt Institute, which in 2002 honored her with an Alumni Achievement Award for professional accomplishment and leadership in Information and Library Science. Her most recent publications in librarianship have dealt with visual art resources online. In art history, she is currently preparing for publication a monograph on imaging the Christian creeds in the Middle Ages.

Byzantine Art and Architecture, Deborah Brown, Dumbarton Oaks

Deborah Brown is the Bibliographer and Research Services Librarian for Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C. She has excavated at Late Roman and Byzantine sites in Tunisia and Greece, and she holds an M.A. in Classics from Florida State University and an M.A. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology from Bryn Mawr College. She is also completing a Ph.D. degree in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College and has plans to pursue an M.L.S. in the future.