Karl Whittington

Associate Professor, History of Art, Chair of Undergraduate Studies Faculty
Faculty

Professor Whittington is a specialist in European medieval art and architecture, particularly issues relating to the history of science, gender and sexuality, and image theory. His first book, Body-Worlds: Opicinus de Canistris and the Medieval Cartography Imagination, was recently published by the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto (2014). His essays have been published in journals such as Gesta, Studies in Iconography, Kunstlicht, and Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide. Professor Whittington’s current research includes investigations of medieval medical illustrations, the function and reception of graphically sexual imagery among medieval audiences, and explorations of medieval diagrammatic practices. His next book project, Trecento Pictoriality, examines the visual modes employed by painters in the Age of Giotto, focusing particularly on issues of space, surface, allegory, and body.

Areas of Expertise
  • Medieval Art and Architecture
Education
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2010
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2006
  • M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2006
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