Art History Department

Dongwon Esther Kim



Supervisor: Adam S. Cohen

After my BA and BFA studies combining art history, medieval studies, and scenography at Ryerson University and University of Toronto, I spent 3 years in the UK where I worked for the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, and the Reluctant Internationalists research group at Birkbeck College, University of London. Along with my studies in medieval art and public engagement I practice fine art.

Areas of Academic Interest
  • Devotional art and objects
  • Late medieval manuscripts and early printed books
  • Lay devotional communities
  • Material culture and consumption theory
  • Women, gender, i/Indigeneity, disability studies
Current Research
  • Devotional book production, use, and modifications in 15th-century England and Low Countries
  • MA Medieval Studies (summa cum laude), University of Leeds, 2015
  • BFA (Hons) Performance Production, Ryerson University, 2010
Recent Awards
  • 2017–20 Joseph-Armand Bombardider Scholarship/SSHRC
  • 2017–20 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (declined)
  • 2015 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, “York’s Archbishops’ Registered Revealed: Digitising the Archbishops’ Registers of the Diocese of York 1225-1646,” Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York
  • 2015 Robert Thomson Graduate Prizes in best dissertation by research and best performance by grade, University of Leeds
  • 2014–15 Institute for Medieval Studies/Tetley Lupton Scholarship, University of Leeds
  • 2013–14 Louis and Lisa Cheng Scholarship in Fine Art, University of Toronto

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