Research

Dissertation

My dissertation, “Portable Altars, Devotion, and Memory in German Lands, 1050-1190 CE,” examines the patronage and production of portable altars in what is now north-central Germany.

Browse my database of surviving medieval portable altars here.

Other Research Projects and Interests

  • Medieval Mass outdoors and without churches
  • Tents and moveable sacred space
  • Devotional objects in texts
  • Movement of materials (gemstones, ivory, etc.) for devotional object creation
  • Medieval mineral and metal mining
  • Medieval blacksmithing
  • Relics of the Holy Nails
  • Medieval significance of porphyry (stone)