News Bites: Art History Professor Featured at Sewanee Medieval Colloquium on Peace and War

Posted April 20, 2015 in Art History, News Bites, Faculty

Dr. Laura Whatley, professor of Art Histoy at KCAD, recently presented her paper “Crusading for (Heavenly) Jerusalem: Noble Women and the Illuminated Apocalypse” at the 41st annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium.

Dr. Laura WhatleyDr. Laura Whatley

Every year, the Colloquium draws medievalists from around the world to exchange ideas and scholarship that centers around a particular theme. This year’s theme was “Peace and War.” The conference was held over three days at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.

University of the SouthView from the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN

Dr. Whatley’s presentation explored the relationship between Apocalypse manuscripts and crusading in thirteenth-century England, considering the ways in which crusade ideology could be mapped onto the visual drama and salvific promise of the illuminated Apocalypse, especially for female readers who could not actively crusade.

For more information on the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, visit