|Research Area: Medieval Art and Material Culture of the Mediterranean
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Jones
Caitlin Mims is a doctoral candidate working with Lynn Jones on the art and material cultural of medieval Byzantium. Caitlin’s research is focused on the boundary between magic and religion in the Middle Byzantine period (843-1204). Her dissertation examines a group of amulets with the hystera, or womb, motif and questions what distinguishes magic from medicine or divine intervention.
Caitlin graduated with her MA in Art History from Florida State University in 2019 and her BA in History from the University of Tampa in 2016. As a PhD student and Patricia Rose Fellow at Florida State University, she has received various fellowships and grants including the Dr. Christopher M.S. Johns Art History Award for International Study, a Library of Congress Junior fellowship, an International Council of Medieval Art student research travel grant, and College of Fine Arts Travel Grants.
In 2023, Caitlin was selected for a Fulbright Greece-Turkey Joint Research Award. She will conduct dissertation research in both countries over a 9-month period beginning in September 2023.