Dr Muir, Carolyn Diskant
Until her retirement from HKU in 2013, Dr. Muir taught courses in Renaissance art, women and art, and an introductory survey of Western art. She joined HKU in 1979, and served as Head of the Department of Fine Arts for 11 years, from 1989-99. Her research focuses on issues of religious iconography in late medieval through Baroque art, especially the imagery of saints. Recent publications include her book, Saintly Brides and Bridegrooms: The Mystic Marriage in Northern Renaissance Art (Brepols, 2012) and articles on the iconography of St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Agnes of Rome, St. Henry Suso, and St. Hermann-Joseph, which have appeared in Gesta, Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art, Source: Notes in the History of Art, and an essay collection on medieval masculinities. In recognition of her excellence as a teacher, the university appointed her as a University Teaching Fellow for 1997-98.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2010-08-01||“Love and Courtship in the Convent: St. Agnes and the Adult Christ in two Upper Rhine Manuscripts,” Gesta, vol. 47/2 (2008), pp. 123-145, was selected as the August Article of the Month for the "Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index.": "Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index" site: http://inpress.lib.uiowa.edu/feminae/ArticleOfTheMonthPrevious.aspx||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|1/1998 to present||member||Sixteenth Century Society|
|1/1999 to present||member||Renaissance Society of America|
|1/1999 to present||member||International Center of Medieval art|
|1/1981 to present||member||College Art Association of America|
|1/2002 to present||member||Hagiography Society|
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