Karen Overbey, Tufts University
Moving Pictures and Spaces of Knowledge in Late Medieval England
Karen Overby received her PhD from New York University, Institute of Fine Arts in Medieval art and architecture. She focuses on the “long histories” of objects and their relationship with temporality. She also co-founded, in 2010, the Material Collective, a collaborative of medieval art historians dedicated to interdisciplinarity, experimental scholarship, and activism within academia. Her book, Sacral Geographies: Saints, Shrines, and Territory in Medieval Ireland, came out in 2012, and since she has published multiple edited volumes.