Contact details

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Somerset House

Strand, London

WC2R 0RN


laura.cleaver@courtauld.ac.uk


Laura trained at The Courtauld Institute of Art, completing her PhD in 2008.  Her research focuses on relationships between art and education in northern Europe in the middle ages.  Laura will be teaching on the undergraduate and diploma programmes from 2008 to 2011.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS


Following her PhD research, Laura is interested in all aspects of the relationship between art and education in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Specific research interests include:

  • Manuscript production at Canterbury Cathedral
  • The decoration of scientific manuscripts
  • The cult of saints in England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries


PROGRAMMES TAUGHT DURING THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR

 

  • The Many Lives of Thomas Becket: Piety, Politics and Pilgrimage in Thirteenth-Century England
  • Introduction to Manuscripts

RESEARCH PROJECTS ORGANISED AT THE COURTAULD


Laura is one of the organisers of the Medieval Art in Theory project, which explores the relevance of modern theoretical discourses to medieval objects. 

The conference New Light in Dark Places: Recent Discoveries and New Directions in Anglo-Saxon Studies

PUBLICATIONS


The Many Faces of Peter Lombard’ Spiritual Temporalities in Late-Medieval Europe (ed.) M. Foster (Cambridge, 2010, forthcoming)

‘Heretic or Hero? Posthumous representations of Gilbert of Poitiers in words and images before 1200’ Word and Image (2010, forthcoming).

Art and Nature: Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture (eds.) L. Cleaver & K. Gerry, with J. Harris (London, 2009).

‘Taming the Beast: images of bears in twelfth-century English manuscripts’ Ikon Vol. 2 (2009) pp. 243-252