Costanza Beltrami is a first-year Ph.D. student at the Courtauld Institute, working on Juan Guas and fifteenth-century Spanish Gothic architecture. She is also a staff writer for the Italian Art Society’s Blog. Please visit her research page at the Courtauld or her Academia profile.
Amelia Roché Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. Her favorite medieval art objects are ones that are meant to be handled and touched, and she has researched ivories, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. Amelia is the Research Assistant at The Met Cloisters for upcoming exhibitions.
Roisin Astell is a first-year CHASE funded Ph.D. student at the University of Kent in the Medieval and Early Modern Centre. She holds a BA from the University of York in History of Art, and an Mst. in Medieval Studies from the University of York. Roisin’s research traces the interface of Gothic visual culture, theology, and optical theory between the mid thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, focusing specifically on illuminated manuscripts. You can visit her Academia profile and follow Roisin’s research on her blog.