Dr. Tina Bawden

Tina Bawden joined Topoi as Post-doctoral Fellow in November 2012. As of November 2014, she has a position as a Dahlem International Network PostDoc at the Freie Universität Berlin. Tina studied History of Art, English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She has been interested in the way space is constructed in images, as well as the particular conditions the spatial settings of images create for their perception and understanding since her MA dissertation on the Last Judgment pier of Orvieto Cathedral. Her PhD thesis, written at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen and entitled “Die Schwelle im Mittelalter: Bildmotiv und Bildort,” analysed the role of thresholds in medieval art, both ocurring in images as liminal motifs such as doors and ladders, and as a setting for images (portals, doors, choir screens). Tina’s current project, “Topologies of the Codex: Space in Carolingian and Anglo-Saxon Illuminated Manuscripts,” looks at the pictorial construction of space in the early medieval book. This involves analysing illuminated manuscripts, but also studying the book as an object.


Further Activities

09.10.2014 Talk “Clothing the Page: Topological Functions of Colour in Early Medieval Manuscripts”

Part of: International Conference “Clothing Sacred Scripture”, University of Zurich
23.-24.09.2014 Course “Buchmalerei im Mittelalter”

Part of: Kinderuni der Freien Universität Berlin
04.7.2014 Talk “Moving from seeing to feeling and back: Encounters at the door, medieval and beyond”

Part of: International Conference “The Mobile Spectator: Viewing on the move”, University of Nottingham
26.01.2013 Talk  “The relationship between the frame and pictorial space in late Anglo-Saxon art”

Part of: Workshop “Edges, Frames and Frameworks in Manuscripts” im SFB 950 – Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa / Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), Hamburg