The Department of Art History is pleased to welcome Dr. Erika Loic as Assistant Professor of Global Medieval Art this fall. Dr. Loic specialize in global medieval art history, manuscript illumination, and the Iberian Peninsula. She is especially interested in materiality and the effects of translating word and image across media, not only historically, but also in digital humanities initiatives.
Before joining Florida State University in 2020, Dr. Loic held the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Art and Digital Humanities in the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga. In this role, she helped develop web-based teaching and research tools to support a new textbook (Jill Caskey, Adam S. Cohen, and Linda Safran, Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages: Exploring a Connected World, forthcoming from Cornell University Press).
In addition to her training in art history, Dr. Loic’s formal education has included film studies, communications, and cultural studies. After attending a practice-based film school in Toronto, she completed a Master’s degree with a focus on experimental animation and abstraction in 16mm film. Dr. Loic’s background in filmmaking and film studies informs much of her current work on the art of the book, from the earliest codices to more recent experiments in sculptural, projection-based, and digital artists’ books.
Dr. Loic is currently preparing a monograph on the eleventh-century Ripoll and Roda Bibles, which were produced at the monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll in the Marca Hispanica (Catalonia). She is also they editor, with Elsa De Luca and Alicia Miguélez Cavero, of an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies: “Connecting the Dots: New Research Paradigms for Iberian Manuscripts as Material Objects” (forthcoming 2022). Her scholarship has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Burlington Magazine Foundation, Francis Haskell Memorial Fund, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Santiago Cathedral Project).