Who: Dr. Jennifer Courts, "Notre-Dame de Paris and The Politics of Change at a Gothic Cathedral"
The Institute for the Humanities is excited to host Dr. Jennifer Courts, "Notre-Dame de Paris and The Politics of Change at a Gothic Cathedral". Jennifer Courts is the Associate Professor of Art History and Program Coordinator for Art and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi, and a specialist of Late Medieval and Early Modern Art in France. Jennifer received her PhD from Florida State University in 2011. She is currently completing a book-length project, A Desire for Representation: Painting and Identity in Fifteenth Century France, which expands on research begun for her dissertation. Her most recent article is titled “For Salvation or Reputation? The Representation of Saints in the Hours of Jean II Jouvenel des Ursins,” appearing in Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine: Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes, edited by Emily Kelley and Cynthia Turner Camp (Routledge, 2019). She has also authored “Weaving Legitimacy: The Jouvenel des Ursins Family and Constructing Nobility in Fifteenth Century France,” in Dressing the Part: Textiles as Propaganda in the Middle Ages, edited by Kate Dimitrova and Margaret Goehring, and “Le Temps Venra: Establishing Visual Legitimacy in the Petites Heures of Jean de Berry,” appearing in the interdisciplinary graduate journal Comitatus.