History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Dongwon Esther Kim

Medieval

Email: estherd.kim@utoronto.ca

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
  • Religious art including ephemera
  • Late medieval society and economics
  • Mendicant reforms
  • Materiality and production
  • Female spirituality
  • Medievalisms
Current Research
  • Textile production and iconography in late medieval mendicant women's convents
Education
  • 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 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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