Shannon L. Wearing

Shannon L. Wearing earned her PhD in 2015 at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with a dissertation entitled “Power and Style: The Liber Feudorum Maior and the Court of Alfonso II, King of Aragon and Count of Barcelona (r. 1162-1196).” She is the author of “Holy Donors, Mighty Queens: Imaging Women in the Spanish Cathedral Cartularies of the Long Twelfth Century,” in “Me Fecit: Making Medieval Art (History),” ed. Therese Martin, Special issue, Journal of Medieval History 42.1 (2016): 76–106. Since 2011, she has served as the Assistant Editor of the journal Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics (published jointly by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and the University of Chicago Press). She is presently preparing a book, Image, Stone, and Song: Shaping Royal Identity in Medieval Barcelona (1150-1213), which forms the core of her research project as a Mellon Fellow. Dr. Wearing will look into artistic patronage and courtly culture during the aftermath of the establishment of the Crown of Aragon.

  • 2019–2020 - Mellon Fellows
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