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Sarah Bromberg
Sarah BrombergVisiting Lecturer
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Art & Design Department
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Research Interests

Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts and printed books, Jewish-Christian relations, Gender


  • BA: Studio Art; English Literature, Brandeis University
  • MA: Art History, Tufts University
  • Ph D: Art History, University of Pittsburgh

Selected Publications

  • Bromberg, S. (2014) "Exegetical Imagery for King Manuel I of Portugal: Solomon's Temple in Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla," Zeitschrift fu¨r Kunstgeschichte 77:2 pp. 175-198
  • Bromberg, S. (2008) "Gendered and Ungendered Readings of the Rothschild Canticles," Different Visions: A Journal of New Perspectives on Medieval Art 1: pp. 1-26

Selected Presentations

  • From Manuscript to Print in Jewish and Christian Biblical Commentary: Nicholas of Lyra's Illustrations of Ezekiel's Tetramorph - Corcoran Chair Conference on Luther’s Anti-Jewish Interpretation of the Bible: A Case Study in Christian-Jewish Relations in Late Medieval Germany, 2018
  • Art and Exegesis: Illuminations and Woodcuts in Manuscript and Printed Copies of Nicholas of Lyra's Bible Commentary - Boston Manuscript Group, 2017
  • Encountering Drawings, Illuminations and Woodcuts in Copies of Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla from 1335 to 1493 - College Art Association Annual Conference, 2017
  • Fifteenth-Century Transformations in Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla - Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, 2016
  • King Manuel I of Portugal's Postilla: A Case Study in the Patronage of Luxury Manuscripts - Patronage and Sacred Texts in the Medieval Mediterranean Conference at Brandeis University, 2010
  • A Gendered Reading of the Rothschild Canticles: Investigating Male Identification with the Sponsa - International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University, 2006
  • Glorious Clothes and the Terrors Beneath: Hildegard's Use of Symbolic Garments in her Illuminations and Rituals - The Greenest Branch: A Conference on the 900th Anniversary of Hildegard of Bingen at St. Michael's College, Trinity College and the University of Vermont, 1998
  • Representations of the Rupertsberg Community in the Scivias Illuminations - Yale University (School of Sacred Worship and the Arts) Conference on Hildegard of Bingen and Community Life, 1998

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Newberry Library and John Rylands Institute Exchange Fellow (2016), Fellowship - Newberry Library, Chicago, and John Rylands Institute, University of Manchester, England
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  • International Studies Fund (2010), Grant - University Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh
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  • Étienne Gilson Dissertation Grant (2010), Grant - Medieval Academy of America
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  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellowship in the History of Art and Architecture Department (2003), Grant - University of Pittsburgh
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