Christina Normore Associate Professor

Christina Normore researches and teaches medieval art, with an emphasis on 14th- and 15th-century northwestern Europe. While her specific topics of investigation range broadly, her work is united by a concern with how medieval art objects and practices challenge current methodologies and reshape our understanding of period and geographical divisions. She is the author of A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance and the Late Medieval Banquet (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and has published articles in Gesta and the Journal of the History of Collections. At present, she is engaged in two long-term research projects. The first project critically engages the possibilities as well as the problems posed by the rapidly expanding scholarly and institutional interest in transcultural exchanges in the Old World. She is currently editing a special issue of The Medieval Globe showcasing a range of recent work on this topic, scheduled for publication in June 2017.  Her second research project considers how visual culture ranging from intimate mirror backs and manuscript margins to grand tapestry sets and tournaments was deployed to promote and question militarism in France, Flanders and England during the Hundred Years War. 

Program Area: Medieval                                                                   

Regional Specialization: Europe

Selected Publications

Christina Normore, "On the Archival Rhetoric of Inventories: Some Records of the Valois Burgundian Court," Journal of the History of Collections 23.2 (2011): 215-227.

Christina Normore, "Navigating the World of Meaning," Gesta 51.1 (2012): 19-34.