Thomas E.A. Dale

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Phone: 608.263.5783


Office Number: 203 Elvehjem

Office Hours:
  Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and by appointment


B.A. Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1984
M.A. The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1986
Ph.D. The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1990

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Areas of Research and Teaching:

Early Christian, Medieval and Byzantine art; Romanesque art (religious experience and the senses); San Marco in Venice; the cult of the saints; cultural appropriation and hybridity

On Faculty since 1999.

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Selected Publications:

Relics, Prayer and Politics in Medieval Venetia: Romanesque Painting in the Crypt of Aquileia Cathedral (Princeton, 1997)

Contributor and editor with John Mitchell, Shaping Sacred Space and Institutional Identity in Romanesque Mural Painting: Essays in Honour of Otto Demus (London: The Pindar Press, 2004)

"The Monstrous," in Romanesque and Gothic, ed. Conrad Rudolph, in The Companion to Art (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), 253-73.

"Romanesque Mural Painting, Colour and Multi-sensory religious experience," From Minor to Major: The Minor Arts and Their Current Status in Art History, ed. Column Hourihane (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2012), 23-42.

"Cultural Hybridity in Medieval Venice: Re-inventing the East at San Marco after the Fourth Crusade" in San
Marco and the Myths of Venice
(Washington D. C .: Dumbarton Oaks, 2010), 151-191.

"The Nude, Phantasia, Vision and the Affective Powers of Romanesque Sculpture" Romanesque at a Crossroads: Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Sculpture Studies, eds. K. Ambrose and R. Maxwell (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010), 61-76.

"Monsters, Corporeal Deformities and Phantasms in the Romanesque Cloister of St-Michel de Cuxa", Art Bulletin 83, no. 3 (2001): 402-436.

"The Individual, the Resurrected Body, and Romanesque Portraiture: The Tomb of Rudolf von Schwaben in Merseburg," Speculum 77 (2002), 707-743.

"Inventing a Sacred Past: Pictorial Narratives of Saint Mark the Evangelist at Aquileia and Venice, ca. 1000-1300," Dumbarton Oaks Papers 48 (1994):53-104.