Prof Richard Leson

Richard A. Leson

Assistant Professor

Office: Mitchell Hall 147E
Phone: (414) 229-4450
Curriculum Vitae: pdf


Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 2007
B.A., Mary Washington College, 1998

Research and Teaching Interests:

The visual culture of the Middle Ages, with specific concentrations in the areas of medieval manuscript illumination, heraldry, sigillography, devotional culture, gender studies, museum studies, and art associated with the crusades.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate Courses
ArtHist 101: Ancient to Medieval Art and Architecture
ArtHist 220: The Beginning of Medieval Art
ArtHist 324: Art and Architecture of Byzantium
ArtHist 325: Early Medieval Art in the West
ArtHist 327: Art and Architecture of Islamic Spain
ArtHist 329: Art and Architecture of the Late Middle Ages
ArtHist 425: Romanesque Art and Architecture
ArtHist 426: French Gothic Art and Architecture

Graduate Courses Taught
ArtHist 704: Introduction to Art Museum Studies II
ArtHist 720: Colloquium in Medieval Art/Architecture - Relics and Reliquaries of the Middle Ages
ArtHist 720: Colloquium in Medieval Art/Architecture - Medieval Narrative Arts

Recent Publications

"The Portrayal of Saladin in a Histoire d'Outremer Manuscript" (Baltimore, Walters Art Museum MS. 142)" Forthcoming in the Journal of the Walters Art Museum (2011)

"Heraldry and Identity in the Psalter-Hours of Jeanne of Flanders (Manchester, John Rylands Library, Ms. lat. 117)," Studies in Iconography Vol. 32 (2011): 155-198.

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