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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Hamburger

German Art and Culture
Harvard University
Juli - Aug. 2010


Prof. Jeffrey Hamburger is the Kuno Francke Professor of German Art & Culture at Harvard University. Author of numerous books and essays and contributor to several international exhibitions, he takes as his special areas of interest the history of manuscript illumination and the codex in the context of the Christian culture of the Middle Ages, the art and spirituality of female monasticism, the history of mysticism, especially in Germany, and the history of attitudes towards images and visual experience in pre-modern Europe.


Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • Leaves from Paradise: The Cult of John the Evangelist at the Dominican Convent of Paradies bei Soest, Houghton Library Studies, vol. 2 (Cambridge: Houghton Library, distributed by Harvard University Press), 2008.
  • Crown and Veil: The Art of Female Monasticism in the Middle Ages, co-edited with Susan Marti (translation of essays from the catalogue Krone und Schleier. Kunst aus mittelalterlichen Frauenklöster), forward by Caroline W. Bynum, trans. Dietlinde Hamburger (New York: Columbia University Press, 2008).
  • Frauen - Kloster - Kunst: Neue Forschungen zur Kulturgeschichte des Mittelalters. Internationales Kolloquium im Zusammenhang mit Krone und Schleier: Kunst aus mittelalterlichen Frauenklöster, Die Wolfsburg, Mülheim/Ruhr, co-edited with Carola Jäggi, Susan Marti, Hedwig Röckelein, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007).
  • Tributes in Honor of James H. Marrow: Studies in Late Medieval and Renaissance Painting and Manuscript Illumination, co-edited with Anne Korteweg (Turnhout: Brepols, 2006).
  • The Mind’s Eye: Art and Theological Argument in the Medieval West, co-edited with Anne-Marie Bouché (Princeton: Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, Princeton University Press, 2005).
  • Die Ottheinrich-Bibel. Kommentar zur Faksimile-Ausgabe der Handschrift Cgm 8010/1.2 der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek München co-authored with Brigitte Gullath, Karin Schneider, & Robert Suckale (Luzern: Faksimile-Verlag, 2002).
  • St. John the Divine: The Deified Evangelist in Medieval Art and Theology (Berkeley-Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2002). College Art Association, Millard Meiss Publication Grant, 2000.
  • The Visual and the Visionary: Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany (New York: Zone Books, 1998).
  • Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).
  • The Rothschild Canticles: Art and Mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland ca. 1300 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990).



The Prayer Book of Ursula Begerin

Together with Prof. Nigel Palmer (Oxford University), who will also be a FRIAS Fellow, I will be finishing a monograph on the late fourteenth and late fifteenth-century Prayer Book of Ursula Begerin (Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 801), one of the most elaborately illuminated private prayer books of the entire Middle Ages. The book aims to situate the prayer book in the context of Alsatian art of the later Middle Ages as well as in the tradition of employing pictures as aids to prayer and meditation, especially in the context of female monasticism.