Brooke Shilling

Brooke joined the School of History and Heritage in 2015 as Lecturer in the History of Art and Architecture.  She specializes in the art and architecture of the late antique and medieval Eastern Mediterranean region, especially the Byzantine empire.
Previously she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Art History at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.  She earned her PhD with honors in the History of Art at Johns Hopkins University in 2013.  In the course of her PhD, Brooke was awarded a two-year Samuel H. Kress Foundation Institutional Fellowship at the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus.  Brooke has also been Assistant Curator of the Byzantine Photograph and Fieldwork Archives at Dumbarton Oaks (Trustees for Harvard University) in Washington DC.
Her current book project focuses on the apse mosaics of early Byzantine Cyprus.  She is co-editor of the volume, Fountains and Water Culture in Byzantium, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.  Her interests include the production of art, especially ancient and medieval mosaics, the destruction of art in historical and contemporary contexts, the relationship between art and text, the reception of art, and hagiography.
Brooke is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.