Named in memory of Professor Harvey Stahl, this fund supports lectures by distinguished scholars in any field of medieval art history, to be held at one or more locations. The precise number of venues will depend upon the availability of funds and the readiness of local host institutions to provide hospitality. While these events may take place anywhere in North America, proposals that involve a venue in the southwest (particularly New Mexico) may be given priority, with a goal of having at minimum one such event in that region every three years. 

Previous Harvey Stahl Memorial Lecturers

2012 | Dr. Jaroslav Folda, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico | Host: Justine Andrews), “The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Christian Multiculturalism in the Levant”
  • University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico | Host: Justine Andrews), UNM Institute for Medieval Studies Work-in-Progress Series: “Chrysography on the Drapery of the Virgin— Icon to Altarpiece in the 13th Century”
  • Guest Lecture, University of New Mexico, ARTH 432/532: Islamic Art and Architecture, “Crusader Holy Places and 12th century Pilgrimage Art in the Holy Land”
  • Guest Lecture, Utah State University, ARTH 4720: Renaissance Art (Host: Dr. Alexa Sand), “Chrysography on the Drapery of the Virgin—Icon to Altarpiece in the 13th Century”
  • Public Lecture, Utah State University, (Hosts: Drs. Alexa Sand and Laura Gelfand), “The Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Christian Multiculturalism in the Levant”
  • Breakfast round-table discussion with interested students and faculty from the programs in art, religious studies, and medieval and early modern studies (Host: Department of Art and Design Outstanding Senior, Megan Evans)
  • Guest Lecturer, Utah State University, HISTORY 1100: Ancient to Medieval Western Civilization (Host: Professor Susan Cogan), “Crusader Holy Places and 12th century Pilgrimage Art in the Holy Land”

2010 | Michael Davis (Mount Holyoke College):

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Architecture (host:  Laura Hollengreen), “Designing Heaven: Drawing in Gothic Architectural Practice”
  • Emory University, Department of Art History (host:  Elizabeth Pastan), “Architecture, Image, and Vision in 13th-Century France”
  • University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art (host:  Stefaan Van Liefferinge), “Medieval Architecture and Digital Technologies”
  • Agnes Scott, Art Department (hosts:  Donna Sadler and Jason Ciejka), “When the City was in its Flower: Experience and Meaning of Medieval Paris”
  • Emory University, Department of Art History (host:  Elizabeth Pastan), Dr. Davis discusses his research and leads Dr. Pastan’s graduate seminar, ARTHIST 739:  “Investigating the Gothic Site”

2009 | Cynthia Robinson (Cornell University), Opening up the Alhambra: Comparative Considerations of a ‘Unique’ Nasrid Monument in the Context of Court Life. Washington University in St. Louis; the University of Illinois-Chicago

2008 | Dorothy F. Glass (University of Buffalo, emerita), Portals, Pilgrimage and Crusade in Western Tuscany (at Louisiana State University); The Cathedral of Fidenza: the Pilgrims’ Church (at Tulane University)

2007 | Michael W. Cothren (Swarthmore College), Liturgy, Legitimacy, Program: The Art Historian in the Virgin Chapel of Beauvais Cathedral, Denver, Colorado: The Denver Art Museum; Santa Fe, New Mexico: College of Santa Fe