Art and Identity: Textiles and Trade in Trecento Siena

An illustrated talk with Jill Harrison

18th November 2021 at 19:30 GMT


Jill Harrison joined the Open University as an Associate Lecturer in 1996 teaching Art History at all levels. In addition she held a Lecturer post in the Art History Department between 2009 and 2015. During that time she chaired the Art History MA, was co-chair of The Renaissance Reconsidered module and deputy chair of the new Art History MA. She contributed to Art and Visual Culture 1100 -1600 and the new Art History MA modules.  She continues to lecture extensively and act as a consultant. She is the founder and convenor of The Trinity Network, a collaborative project exploring all aspects of the Trinity Altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes, the Trinity Collegiate Church and Hospital in Edinburgh.
Jill holds a BA Hons (First Class) from the Open University (1996) and an M.Phil from the University of Newcastle (2003). She is currently a Research Associate at the O.U.
Publications: 2020: Renaissance Society of America, Renaissance Quarterly: Review: ‘Cimabue and the Franciscans,’ by Holly Flora, Court Historian-‘Fresh Perspectives on Hugo van der Goes’ portrait of Margaret of Denmark and the Trinity Altarpiece.2019: Chapter: ‘Partisan politics and Giotto’s Ognissanti Madonna:making invisible allegiances visible’ in the first volume of a new series – The Trecento Forum, (Brepols).Chapter: ‘Being Florentine: A question of identity in the Arte della Lana, Florence’ in Art and Identity – Visual Culture, Politics and Religion in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, (Cambridge Academic Publishers 2012).

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