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 Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Northern Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. She has researched medieval ivories in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and The British Museum. At The British Museum, she has also researched illuminated manuscripts ranging from the 12th to 15th centuries.
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.