Alumni Update: Matthew Westerby (Ph.D., 2017) Lecture “Reimagining A Hieronymite Choir Book From Seville”

Art History Alumn, Matthew Westerby (Art History Ph.D., 2017) will discuss his latest research via Zoom on March 23rd at 12:00pm CT. This work-in-progress talk will present some new findings on the iconography and provenance of a series of cuttings from a richly illuminated choir book. Dr. Westerby argues that the parent manuscript, a Gradual, was probably created in the late fifteenth century for the Observant Hieronymites of San Isidoro del Campo in Santiponce, near Seville. As used by this Hieronymite community, and later pasted into an album of cuttings by William Stirling Maxwell after 1849, he explores the continued production of meaning of these cuttings and their digital remediation.

Dr. Matthew Westerby is Robert H. Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate for Digital Projects at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

The event will take place on Zoom. Please register here to join. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.