B.A. Art History | CWRU
M.A. World Literature | CWRU
M.A. Medieval Studies | Yale University
M. Phil. Medieval Studies | Yale University
Kristen Herdman is a PhD Candidate in the Medieval Studies program. Her research interests include textiles, monastic architecture, and art historical approaches to manuscript studies, with special attention to fifteenth-century medieval devotional books and the complex relationship between text and image. Kristen’s dissertation, entitled Unrolling Revelation: Material, Making, and Meaning, addresses the multi-modal, multi-media work of the late medieval nuns of Lower Saxony.
Kristen is a 2022-2023 graduate research assistant at the Yale Center for British Art. She was a 2021-2022 curatorial fellow at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, where she co-curated the exhibition “The World in Maps, 1400-1600,” on view until January 28, 2023.