Biography

Therese Martin (Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, 2000). After teaching for nine years at the University of Arizona, she joined the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid in 2009 as Científica Titular in the Instituto de Historia (Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales). She has held Fulbright, Mellon, de Montêquin, Kress, and Getty fellowships in support of her research on women’s patronage, Romanesque sculpture, and royal architecture in medieval Iberia. She edited and wrote the introductory chapter to Reassessing the Roles of Women as ‘Makers’ of Medieval Art and Architecture (Leiden, 2012). This two-volume set, with twenty-four studies by scholars from ten countries, is the first major publication to result from the ERC Starting Grant.

She was recently named an International Associate (2014-2017), Board of Directors, of the International Center of Medieval Art, http://www.medievalart.org/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Publications

  • Ed., Reassessing the Roles of Women as ‘Makers’ of Medieval Art and Architecture. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012.
    “Exceptions and Assumptions: Women in Medieval Art History,” in Reassessing the Roles of Women as ‘Makers’ of Medieval Art and Architecture. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012, pp. 1-33.
  • “Vie et mort dans le Panthéon de San Isidoro de León.” Les Cahiers de Saint-Michel de Cuxa 42 (2011): pp. 153-164.
  • “Chronicling the Iberian Palace: Written Sources and the Meanings of Medieval Christian Rulers’ Residences.” Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 2.1 (2010): pp. 109-139.
  • “Una reconstrucción hipotética de la portada norte de la Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, León.” Archivo Español de Arte 81.324 (2008): pp. 357-378.
  • Queen as King: Politics and Architectural Propaganda in Twelfth-Century Spain. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2006.
  • “The Art of a Reigning Queen as Dynastic Propaganda in Twelfth-Century Spain.” Speculum 80 (2005): pp. 1134-1171.