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Emily Tuttle

Published April 26, 2016


Emily Tuttle Research Area: Material Culture of the Late Middle Ages
Advisor: Dr. Doron Bauer

Emily Tuttle specializes in fifteenth-century domestic interiors. Emily utilizes notary documentation to examine collecting, valuation, and display practices in homes across the social classes, and uses Yorkshire, England as a case study. Emily utilizes primary documentation such as wills, inventories, manorial rolls, and other surviving artifacts to discern the class, lifestyle, and interconnectivity of Yorkshire residents in the later Middle Ages.

Emily completed her BA in Art History at Winthrop University in 2010, and an MSc at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 2012 with an emphasis in Art in the Global Middle Ages. Before starting her MA in Art History at FSU in 2015, Emily taught AP Art History at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, worked at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte as a Museum Experience Associate, and served as an adjunct instructor at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. Emily developed the first online class for Limestone College in art appreciation, and maintains her adjunct position with the college online. Since 2016, Emily has led study abroad trips with Limestone in Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, and the British Isles.

Emily received the Gerson Grant in 2018 for research at York Minster and University of York Archives. She was awarded the Gerson Grant in 2019 for the study of household objects located in London and York, and the Beard Grant to attend the Leeds Medieval Congress where she will present her paper, “Material Girls/Material World: Women as Consumers of Foreign-Made Objects in Late Medieval York.”