Tracy Chapman Hamilton

Tracy Chapman Hamilton is an art historian and digital consultant. Her research focuses on late medieval and early modern visual culture in Europe and the Mediterranean, especially rooted in questions of gender studies, collecting, spatiality, and material culture. How women made themselves visible through patronage is the subject of her book Pleasure and Politics at the Court of France: The Artistic Patronage of Queen Marie of Brabant (1260-1321) (Brepols/Harvey Miller, 2019), recipient of the 2020 International Center of Medieval Art’s Annual Book Prize, and collection, Moving Women Moving Objects (300-1500), co-edited by Mariah Proctor-Tiffany (Brill: Maps, Spaces, Cultures Series, 2019), her forthcoming book The Ceremonial Landscape: Art, Gender, and Geography in the Late Medieval World, and digital project, Mapping the Medieval Woman. Hamilton has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kress and DuPont Foundations, the International Center of Medieval Art, The Bonnie Wheeler Foundation, was a participant in the Kress Foundation Summer Institute for Digital Mapping and Art History, and was one of the first two Mellon Fellows in the Digital Humanities at The Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. She has held positions at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond where she was an NEH Visiting Associate Professor, and returned to Sweet Briar College in the fall of 2021 as associate professor of art history and director of Faculty Development.

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