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Invited Lectures

‘Storied Ceilings of the Medieval Mediterranean: Artistic Exchange between Aragón and Sicily’, Center for The Art and Architectural History of Port Cities; Naples, Italy (Oct. 2018).

‘The Question of Pseudo-Kufic: Acknowledging Sicily’s Islamic Past on the Painted Ceiling of the Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri’, Las cuestiones sicilianas: primer seminario español sobre Sicilia árabe, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain (June 2013).

‘The Politics of Illumination and the Cloister of Santa Maria Nuova at Monreale’, IFA-Frick Symposium, Institute of Fine Arts and Frick Collection; New York City, NY (April 2012).


Selected Conference Presentations

‘When Tristan Sails South: Workshop Practices and Ekphrastic Narrative Experience in Trecento Sicily,” Italian Art Society sponsored sessions: ‘The Restoration of the 14th-century Painted Ceiling of the Sala Magna in Palazzo Chiaromonte-Steri in Palermo,’ 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, MI (May 2019).

‘Inquisition Architecture of Aragón: Painted Petitions in the Aljafería of Zaragoza and the Steri of Palermo’, Cities in Crisis: Emergency Measures in Architecture and Urbanism, 1400-1700; Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History; Rome, Italy (September 2018).

“Maintaining Magnificence in Trecento Sicily’, Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America; New Orleans, LA (March 2018).

‘A mirror for princes and rebels: The painted ceiling of the Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri’, Gender and Medieval Studies Group Annual Conference: Gender, Places, Spaces and Thresholds; Canterbury, UK (January 2017).

‘St. George and the Trinacrian Rebellion: Art in Sicily during the Later Crusades’, Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference; New Orleans, LA (November 2016).

‘Excommunicated: art patronage in Sicily during the later Crusades’, Sicily: Language, Art, and Culture; University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA (February 2015).

E quello lo traslatae de sarrazinescho: The quest for knowledge across the Mediterranean in Il Libro di Sidrach (Garrett Ms. 123)’, Othello’s Island: The 2ndAnnual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance; Larnaca, Cyprus (April 2014).



Left: Wall paintings bearing targeted damage in the cloister of the Cathedral of Amalfi, construction begun 987. Photo: K. Streahle