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Insular art (including what has been described as Hiberno-Saxon or Celtic Art, that is Scottish/Irish/Welsh/Anglo-Saxon art from 500-900) and related continental artworks from this period. Specific interests include word-image relationships; colour; and the early portrayal of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene.
Heather is the programme director for the taught MSc, 'Art of the Global Middle Ages', more about the programme can be found on two differen websites:
1. Art of the Global Middle Ages on the University of Edinburgh's website-official, university information about the programme
2. Art of the Global Middle Ages wordpress website --a more informal site with additional information and useful links.
Heather Pulliam is working on a book-length project that investigates the use of colour in Insular visual culture as well as writing several articles on subjects ranging from the Celtic Revival to the role of the chest/breast in early medieval art and culture.
Heather and Emily Goetsch are currently co-organizing a conference, 'From Influence to Translation: Art of the Global Middle Ages', May 16-18 at the University of Edinburgh, for further information, visit the website.
Heather is currently co-editing a volume of papers with Sally Foster and Mark Hall. The papers were in part generated from a conference she organized, 'Scotland and Beyond: Early Medieval Carved Stones' March 30-April 2 2011 at the University of Edinburgh and National Museums of Scotland. The conference focused on pre-Romanesque sculpture in Scotland as well as related Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Asturian, and Scandinavian material. For further information visit the website.
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012