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 Christian Art at Princeton University since October 1999, and dedicated to publishing innovative work on iconography and every aspect of visual culture of the period up to 1600. Past state-of-research articles 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 approached from an interdisciplinary, theoretical, or critical perspective by eminent scholars in the field. The journal also includes a number of investigative 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 37, (2016)



Elisa A. Foster. Out of Egypt: Inventing the Black Madonna of Le Puy in Image and Text

Andrew W. Klein. Cartographic Imaginings: Mapping Anglo-Scottish Existence in the Late Middle Ages

Malgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton. Piety, Penance, and the Passion of Christ: The Iconographic Program of the Franciscan Friary at Ennis, Ireland

Judith Oliver. Christmas Lessons in Word and Image in the Douce Homilary

Anna Russakoff.  Portraiture, Politics, and Piety: The Royal Patronage of Gautier de Coinci’s Miracles de Nostre Dame (Paris, BnF, MS nouv. acqu. fr. 24541)

Adam R. Stead. Seeing Christ: The Groß St. Martin Evangelistary and Monastic Image-Making in Thirteenth-Century Cologne


Michele Bacci. The Many Faces of Christ: Portraying the Holy in the East and West, 300 to 1300
By Leslie Brubaker

Zainab Bahrani. The Infinite Image: Art, Time and the Aesthetic Dimension in Antiquity
By Marian H. Feldman

Spike Bucklow. The Riddle of the Image: The Secret Science of Medieval Art
By Alison Stones

Vittoria Camelliti and Allessia Trivellone, eds. Un Medioevo in lungo e in largo.  Da Bisanzio all’occidente (VI–XVI secolo). Studi per Valentino Pace.
By Nino Zchomelidse

Marcia B. Hall and Tracy E. Cooper, eds. The Sensuous in the Counter-Reformation Church.
By Benjamin Paul

Christian Heck, ed. Themes religieux et themes profanes dans l’image médiévale: transferts, emprunts, oppositions.
By Kirk Ambrose

Penny Howell Jolly. Picturing the “Pregnant” Magdalene in Northern Art, 1430-1550: Addressing and Undressing the Sinner-Saint
By Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Anne Kirkham and Cordelia Warr, eds. Wounds in the Middle Ages. The History of Medicine in Context Series.
By Jennifer Borland

Marilyn Aronberg Lavin. An Allegory of Divine Love: The Netherlandish Blockbook Canticum Canticorum
By Donald F. Duclow

Jerome Nadal, S.J. Annotations and Meditations on the Gospels. Cumulative Index.
By Larry Silver

Minou Schraven. Festive Funerals in Early Modern Italy: The Art and Culture of Conspicuous Commemoration
By Steven F. Ostrow

Christine Ungruh. Das Bodenmosaik der Kathedrale von Otranto (1163-1165): Normannische Herrscherideologie als Endzeitvision
By Beat Brenk

Nino Zchomelidse. Art, Ritual and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy
By Dorothy F. Glass

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

Michael Curschmann Princeton University
Adelaide Bennett Hagens Princeton University
Lucy Freeman Sandler New York University
Dale Kinney Bryn Mawr College
Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo Montclair State University
Susan Boynton Columbia University
Ann Derbes Hood College
Sharon Gerstel UCLA
Karl Morrison Rutgers University, emeritus
Catherine Puglisi Rutgers University
Nina Rowe Fordham University
Larry Silver University of Pennsylvania

2015-present 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
Adelaide Bennett Hagens Princeton University
Annemarie Weyl Carr Southern Methodist University, Emerita
William Diebold Reed College
Elina Gertsman Case Western Reserve University
Eva Hoffman Tufts University
Dale Kinney Bryn Mawr College
Katrin Kogman-Appel Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Mitchell Merback The Johns Hopkins University
Beth Williamson University of Bristol
Mark Cruse Arizona State University
Eric Palazzo Université de Poitiers


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