Louise Ines Doyle 1934 Professor of Art
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Professor Buettner teaches survey courses covering the European Middle Ages as well as thematic courses (Reliquaries and Pilgrimages, Monsters and Marvels, Arts of the Courts, Northern Renaissance: Images and Issues). Beyond her area of specialization, she offers an introductory colloquium on Art and Death (soon to become Art and War) and participates in the departmental Methods course.
Professor Buettner's early research focused on secular arts in late medieval manuscripts and court society north of the Alps with a book on Boccaccio's " Des cleres et nobles femmes " Systems of Signification in an Illuminated Manuscript (College Art Association Monographs, 1996) and articles exploring the transmission of objects by way of gift-giving. She is currently finishing a book on precious stones as objects of knowledge and power in the Middle Ages, for which she has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society, the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
She is a member of the Medieval Studies Program and will be Director of the Junior Year Abroad Program in Paris in 2010-11.