Martha Easton, Ph.D.
Dr. Martha Easton specializes in medieval art history.
Before coming to Seton Hall, Martha Easton taught art history for many years at Cooper Union, New York University and Bryn Mawr College, and she worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters. While Easton specializes in medieval art history, she also has extensive experience with Japanese art cultivated during the six years she spent living and working in Japan. Her particular research interests include illuminated manuscripts, gender and hagiography, feminist theory, the history of collecting medieval art and medievalism.
- Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
- Certificate of Curatorial Studies, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
- B.A., Carleton College
- Editor, ICMA Newsletter, The International Center of Medieval Art, 2011-2014
- Vice-President, Delaware Valley Medieval Association, 2011-2012 (will serve as President 2012-2013)
- Transforming and Transcending Gender in the Lives of Female Saints (Book Chapter)
In Elizabeth Pastan, Ellen M. Shortell & Evelyn Staudinger Lane (Eds.), "The Four Modes of Seeing: Approaches to Medieval Imagery in Honor of Madeline Harrison Caviness," London, Ashgate Press, 333-347,
- Was It Good For You Too? Medieval Erotic Art and Its Audiences
Rachel Dressler (Ed.), Different Visions, on-line,
- The Wound of Christ, the Mouth of Hell: Appropriations and Inversions of Female Anatomy in the Later Middle Ages (Book Chapter)
In Susan L'Engele and Gerald B. Guest (Eds.), "Tributes to Jonathan J.G. Alexander: The Making and Meaning of Illuminated Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Art and Architecture," London/Turnhout, Harvey Miller Publishers, 395-414,
- Eroticism in Art
In Margaret Schaus (Ed.), "Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia," New York, Routledge,
- Pain, Torture and Death in the Huntington Library Legenda aurea (Book Chapter)
In Samantha Riches and Sarah Salih (Eds.), "Gender and Holiness: Men, Women, and Saints in Late Medieval Europe," London and New York, Routledge, 49-64,