English Bodies, Imported Silks: Byzantine Textiles in Thirteenth-century England

Date: Nov 13, 2018 Time: 6:15 PM–7:45 PM Location: Harvard Faculty Club Address: 20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Amanda Luyster discusses her project exploring the medieval English fascination with Byzantine and Islamic silks.


Amanda Luyster, College of the Holy Cross

Amanda Luyster received her PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University in 2003, and she has taught at the College of the Holy Cross since 2006. She specializes in the study of the art of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in France, England, and Islamic Spain, with particular attention to secular production and cross-cultural contact.

Dr. Luyster has published articles in journals including Word & Image, Medieval Encounters, and Gesta, as well as in exhibition catalogues and anthologies. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Paul Mellon Centre, among others. Dr. Luyster was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the ICMA, the International Center of Medieval Art.