Kathryn Rudy Ehem. Senior Fellow

Kathryn Rudy
Mai - August 2014


After completing her M.A. and M.Phil at Columbia University School of Arts and Sciences in New York in 1997, Kathryn Rudy pursued her academic career with a Dissertation called “Northern European Visual Responses to Holy Land Pilgrimage, 1453-1550” at the very same school, and obtained her Ph.D. in 2001. Additionally, she earned a Licentiate in Medieval Studies while researching under an Andrew Mellon Fellowship at the Pontifical Institute of the University of Toronto in 2002. Before taking up her position as a lecturer at University of St. Andrews in early 2011, Kathryn Rudy held research, teaching, and curatorial positions in the US, the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium. This comprises a Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellowship in Dublin, where Rudy researched “The Fagel Missal and Late Medieval Manuscript Production among the Convents of Delft”, as well as a Caro-line Villers Associate Fellowship at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where Rudy pioneered in her research “Dirty Books: Quantifying Patterns of Use in Medieval Manuscripts Using a Densitometer”.

Dated from 2014



Virtual Pilgrimages in the Concent: Imagining Jerusalem in the Late Middle Ages. Turnhout: Brepols 2011.


with Barbara Baert: Weaving, Veiling, and Dressing: Cultural Approaches to Textiles and their Religious Functions in the Middle Ages. Turnhout: Brepols 2007.
with Jos Biemans, Klaas van der Hoek, and Ed van der Vlist: Manuscripten en minia-turen. Zutphen: Walburg Pers 2007.


“The Brigittines of the Netherlands: Experimental Colourists”. In: Frans Janssen et al. (eds.): Printing Colour in the Hand-Press Period: Histories, Techniques, Functions and Reception, 1400-1800. Leiden: Brill forthcoming 2014.
“Kissing Images, Unfurling Rolls, Measuring Wounds, Sewing Badges and Carrying Talismans: Considering Some Harley Manuscripts through the Physical Rituals they Reveal”. In: Proceedings from the Harley Conference. eBLJ 2011.
“Dirty Books: Quantifying Patterns of Use in medieval Manuscripts Using a Densi-tometer”. In: Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, 2/1, 2010.
“Margins and Memory: The Functions of Border Imagery from a Delft Manuscript”. In: Anne Margreet As-Vijvers, Jos.M.M. Hermans, Gerda Huisman (eds.): Manuscript Studies in the Low Countries. Proceedings of the Groninger Codicologendagen. Gro-ningen: Egbert Forsten 2008, pp. 216-238.