Assistant Professor of Art Historyltillery@hamilton.edu
Laura Tillery’s research concentrates on issues of trade and mobility in late-medieval northern European art. At Hamilton, Tillery teaches a diverse range of medieval and early modern courses that engage with object-based learning using on-campus resources.
Tillery’s current book project examines the cross-cultural mobility of painted and sculpted devotional art in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region following the mercantile trade routes of the Hanse network. Her research has been supported by the European Commission, Fulbright Commission, the Samuel Kress Foundation and DAAD. She’s also the contributing editor of Northern European medieval art on Smarthistory.
Tillery earned her Ph.D. in the history of art from the University of Pennsylvania. After her doctorate, she held a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
Recent Courses Taught
Race and Racism in the Middle Ages
Northern Renaissance Art
Early Netherlandish Arts
Introduction to Art History
- “Hanse Cultural Geography and Communal Identity in Late-Medieval City Views of Lübeck” Journal of Urban History (May 2020) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0096144220917933
- The Role of the Workshop in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
- St. George and the Dragon
- Hermen Rode
- College Art Association
- Historians of Netherlandish Art
- International Center of Medieval Art
- Medieval Academy of America
- Renaissance Society of America
Appointed to the Faculty: 2021
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Tufts University
B.A., McGill University