Lila Yawn specializes in the history of medieval art in Italy and in perceptions of the Middle Ages today. Her recent publications and papers consider how commercial scribes in eleventh-century Tuscany and Latium organized their work; why Romans in the Middle Ages depicted dreams and visions on the exteriors of churches; how a jolly medieval-themed pageant in Assisi originated in a Fascist project; and the impact of papal schisms on medieval Roman visual culture and urban space, the subject of a conference at JCU. Prof. Yawn also serves as an Arts and Humanities Advisor at the American Academy in Rome, where she was a Rome Prize Fellow (1996-1998).
World Art II: Visual Culture of the Middle Ages and Islam (AH142); Ancient Cities: Rome, Ostia, Pompeii (AH190); Early Byzantine Art (AH260); Ancient Rome and Its Monuments (AH290); Medieval Rome and Its Monuments (AH291); Barbarians, Monks, and Kings: Early Medieval Art and Architecture (AH363); Art History Research Practicum (AH460)
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