Lisa A. Reilly

Profesor Lisa Reilly
Project Director Art; Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Architectural History


Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, PhD in Art History;
Centre for Medieval Studies, York University, Master of Arts in Medieval Studies;
Vassar College, Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Lisa Reilly's chief research interest is in medieval visual culture. She is currently completing a book on Norman visual culture throughout the Romanesque world. Ms. Reilly is writing a Corpus Vitrearum volume on the stained glass of the late medieval parish church, St. Michael le Belfrey, together with Mary Shepard. Recently she and Kevin Murphy co-edited a collection of essays, Skyscraper Gothic, which was published by UVA press. They will co-curate a related exhibit at the Fralin Museum in 2020. She has previously published books on Peterborough Cathedral and Vassar College.  Ms. Reilly is a leading early user of digital humanities technology. She was a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia (2006-08). Her ongoing research project investigates the medieval design process using digital analysis.

Ms. Reilly held the NEH/Horace Goldsmith Distinguished Teaching Chair of Art and Architectural History (1999-2002) and frequently offers workshops on teaching. She was awarded a hybrid challenge grant by the Office of the President to redesign the architectural history survey using digital tools. Students in her course On Hajj with Ibn Jubayr: Reconstructing the 12th Century Mediterranean, created digital exhibitions using Neatline. Their work can be seen here. In spring 2017 she taught an innovative new course, Strategies of Interpretation: Highland in which an interdisciplinary group of students developed interpretation proposals for James Monroe’s house, Highland. Together with Elgin Cleckley, she will offer a second phase of the course in spring 2019 with the support of a fellowship from the Jefferson Trust. Many of her graduate students also implement digital tools in their research. One, Ed Triplett, was  highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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