On Friday January 27th at 12 PM, MEMSI will host Ben Tilghman, Professional Lecturer of Art History at GW. Lunch will be served. The event takes place in Rome Hall 771 (801 22nd St. NW). His paper, "The Enigmatic Nature of Things," will be available two weeks in advance. Please email Lowell Duckert [firstname.lastname@example.org] to RSVP for the event and receive a copy.
Ben Tilghman’s research focuses on the art of medieval Europe, especially illuminated manuscripts and the early medieval British Isles. He is particularly interested in the symbolic aspects of ornament, the visual nature of writing, cross-cultural interchange in the North Sea basin, and phenomenological and object-oriented analyses of art. He has recently published essays in Word & Image and in the volume Insular and Anglo-Saxon: Art and Thought in the Early Middle Ages, edited by Colum Hourihane, and also has forthcoming essays in Manuscripta and The Journal of the Walters Art Museum. Before coming to GW, he previously served as the Zanvyl Krieger Curatorial Fellow at the Walters Art Museum, where he curated exhibitions on miniaturization in books and art, the Saint John’s Bible, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.