Claire Kilgore

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate; Lecturer

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Virtual Office Hours: TBA, and by appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. The College of William & Mary, 2014
M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2017

Claire Kilgore is a Ph.D. Candidate studying late medieval art and religious practice. She received her Masters in Art History from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2017, where her thesis examined the materiality and optics of rock crystal reliquaries belonging to the Aachen treasury. Her current interests center on the materiality, practice, and reception of late medieval religion and religious objects by women. Claire’s dissertation project is titled, “Sensing the Bodily Interior: Visualizing Pregnancy and Reproductive Anatomy in Central Europe, 1300–1550.” Her research investigates these questions through the study of dress and textiles as well as depictions of female bodies, anatomy, and maternity.

“Clothing the City’s Martyrs: Weaving and Spinning in Late Medieval Cologne and Devotion to the Cult of the Eleven Thousand Virgins,” (under peer-review).

Exhibition Report of Das Mittelalter—die Kunst des Jahrhunderts (The Middle Ages—the Art of the 15th Century), ICMA News, no. 3 (2023):33–35.

Review of The Care of Nuns: The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England during the Central Middle Ages, by Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis, Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 51 (2020):253–55.

2023 Medieval Academy of America Helen Maud Cam Dissertation Grant

ART HIST 103: Animating Art History
ART HIST 201: History of Western Art I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals

Primary Advisor(s)
Thomas E. A. Dale