LauraLee Brott

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate; Visual Resources Project Assistant

Pronouns: she/her/hers


M.A. University of North Texas, 2014
B.A. University of North Texas, 2010

LauraLee is a Ph.D. candidate studying medieval art. She received her Master’s degree in 2014 from the University of North Texas. Her interests range from architecture and cultural landscapes to cartography. She is a Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures student with a background in studying French townscapes from the 12th century. Her dissertation research focuses on maps and map-making from the same period. LauraLee is a co-editor for Virtual Mappa: Digital Editions of Medieval Maps of the World (available at

“Meet Your Maker: The Tournai Maps of Asia and Palestine,” The Portolan: The Journal of the Washington Map Society 113 (2022).
“Reframing the World: The Materiality of Two Mappaemundi of BL Add. MS 28681,” co-authored with Heather Wacha, Imago Mundi: The International Journal in the History of Cartography 72, no. 2 (2020).
“The Geography of Devotion in the British Library Psalter,” Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization 53, no. 3 (2018).
“Teacher/Student: Technology as a Basis for Centrifugal Learning that ‘Goes Both Ways’: Part Two,” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 7, no. 3 (2017).
“Reading Between the Lions: Mapping Meaning in a Surviving Capital at Maillezais Abbey,” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 5, no. 3 (2016).

In Progress:
“The Medieval Map Facsimile,” Reading Medieval Sources: Medieval Maps. Editors: Felicitas Schmieder, Marianne O’Doherty and Stefan Schröder. Brill Publishers.
“Visual Representations of Earthly Paradise on Medieval Maps,” Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Editors: Constance M. Furey, Joel LeMon, Brian Matz, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric Ziolkowski. De Gruyter.

AH 430: The History of the Museum – from Prehistory to COVID-19
AH 202: From Pyramids to Cathedrals

Primary Advisor(s)
Thomas E. A. Dale