|Research Area: Material Culture and Domestic Spaces of the Late Middle Ages
Dissertation Title: “Documenting Domesticity: An Examination of the Home in Late Medieval Yorkshire”
Advisors: Dr. Richard Emmerson and Dr. Ben Dodds
Emily Tuttle specializes in the material culture of domestic spaces in the Middle Ages. She is working to discern differences in living situations between the social classes in Yorkshire, England by referencing notary documentation, surviving artifacts, and visual representations of the home. Her dissertation reveals the connectivity between people of varying classes and locations through their collecting, displaying, and bequeathing practices.
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 and worked at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte as a Museum Experience Associate. She has been an adjunct instructor at Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina since 2015. Emily developed the first online class for Limestone College in art appreciation, and maintains her adjunct position with the college. Since 2016, Emily has led study abroad trips with Limestone to Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, and the British Isles. While working on her dissertation, Emily has also joined the faculty at Winthrop University and Spartanburg Community College where she teaches art appreciation, introductory art history, and upper level specialization classes.
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.”