Sarah Dyer

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Sarah Dyer’s research interests lie in late Medieval illuminated manuscripts, specifically those owned, written, or commissioned by prominent female patrons.  This study has led her to examine imagery and paleography from the 14th to the 16th centuries.  Additionally, she has researched other aspects of visual culture in the Medieval and Northern Renaissance periods, which culminated with her master’s thesis, entitled “The Prince and the Priestess: Artistically Elevating Charles de Valois’ Authority in Fifteenth-Century France.”  Before joining her cohort here at KU, Sarah worked as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University’s Provo and Salt Lake City campuses and has published in museum catalogues at BYU’s Museum of Art, including Weaving the Unexpected and Movement and Meaning: The Power of Pilgrimage.

Fields of Study

Late Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts 
Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture


MA Brigham Young University, Art History and Curatorial Studies, 2016
BA Brigham Young University, Art History and Curatorial Studies, 2014
BA Brigham Young University, French Studies, 2014


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