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Doron Bauer

Published February 25, 2015

Doron Bauer
Assistant Professor
Medieval and Islamic Art
PhD Johns Hopkins University
Curriculum Vitae
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Research Areas

Dr. Doron Bauer specializes in Medieval and Islamic art.  He is currently working on two book-length projects. The first offers a new reading of Romanesque architectural sculpture in the Pyrenees by focusing on the role of mundane social practices in shaping its imagery.

As part of the second project, he leads a team of international scholars (supported by a generous grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation) whose main goal is to develop a theoretical framework to better understand modalities of reception of foreign objects and techniques in the Medieval West. Currently, the project focuses on the ongoing transformation of Islamic cities in Iberia after the Christian conquest.

Dr. Bauer is a recipient of numerous awards; among them are a Chateaubriand fellowship, the American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant, and a Max Planck Society postdoctoral fellowship.


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Graduate Seminars

  • Interconnectivity and Exchange in the Middle Ages
  • Islamic Art of Spain
  • Methods of Art History

Selected Publications

Romanesque Sculpture: Towards an Anti-Iconography. Madrid: La Ergástula, 2018 (forthcoming).

With Miquel Àngel Capellà Galmés, Elena Paulino Montero, and Neus Serra. Art in the Kingdom of Majorca: An Anthology of Sources. Palma de Mallorca: Edicions Universitat de les Illes Balears, 2017 (forthcoming).

“Rubens’ Curtains.” In Voiler/dévoiler, edited by Eric Palazzo and Vincent Debiais. Paris: Geuthner, 2017 (forthcoming).

“Orb.” In Object Fantasies – Forms & Fictions, edited by Philippe Cordez. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017 (forthcoming).

“Merchant Identity and Cartographic Impulse in the Architectural Sculpture of the Lonja of Palma de Mallorca.” Hortus Artium Medievalium 22 (2016): 579–89.

“Geological Imagination in Romanesque Sculpture,” MATerialidadeS. Perspectivas actuales en cultura material 3 (2015): 24–47.

“Milk as Templar Apologetics in the St. Bernard of Clairvaux Altarpiece from Majorca.” Studies in Iconography 36 (2015): 79-98.

“Dissimulation et sensualité sur une pyxide d’Al-Andalus.” Cahiers de civilisation médiévale 55, no. 4 (2012): 405-16. Reprinted in Les cinq sens au Moyen Âges, edited by Éric Palazzo, 287–303. Paris: Cerf, 2016.

“Castus Castor (The Chaste Beaver): Some Reflections on the Iconography of the Southern Portal of Santa María de Uncastillo.” Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies 1, no. 2 (2009): 213-30.