Conference Organizers

Katherine Morris Boivin, ph.d.

B.A., Tufts University; M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia University; postdoctoral fellowship at the Université de Montréal.  Assistant Professor of Art History at Bard College since 2013.  Previously taught at Université de Montréal and Columbia University.  She has worked at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts, and The Cloisters Museum, New York, where she still gives regular gallery talks. Publications include “The Chancel Passageways of Norwich,” Norwich: Medieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture, and Archaeology, BAA; “Villard Bound and Unbounded,” AVISTA; and “Der Lettner in Gelnhausen,” Gelnhäuser Geschichtsblätter. A forthcoming article, "Holy Blood, Holy Cross: Dynamic Interactions in the Parochial Complex of Rothenburg," is scheduled to appear in The Art Bulletin in June 2017.  Recipient: Fulbright Research Fellowship to Germany, DAAD Scholarship, and other grants and fellowships.  


Gregory Charles Bryda, ph.d.

Greg Bryda received his doctorate from Yale's Department of the History of Art. He holds two master's degrees in art history and medieval studies from Yale, and two bachelor's degrees in art history and economics from Penn's College of Arts and Sciences and Wharton School. Starting fall 2016, he will be Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter with the University of Hamburg's Naturbilder research group led by Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Frank Fehrenbach. He has been affiliated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2004, and has also worked at the Penn Museum and the Yale Art Gallery. His dissertation concerns new approaches in the representation of the natural world in the art of southern Germany ca. 1500, specifically in the works of painter Matthias Grünewald and sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider. Research for it was funded by the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaät Heidelberg, the DAAD, the Staatliche Museen Berlin, and the Getty Research Institute. Additionally, he has published and delivered academic papers on the digital humanities. For Wölff, an app for art historians (, Apollo Magazine named him 40 Under 40 USA in a 2015 volume dedicated to the forty most influential and promising projects/people in the US art world under the age of 40.

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