History of Art and Architecture

Sarah Reiff Conell

Biography

Sarah came to the History of Art and Architecture Department in 2015. Her primary areas of interest are late medieval and early modern cultic practice, focusing on agency and visual knowledge in German speaking areas. She has explored these topics in a variety of ways, including a project in which she digitally mapped churches and chapels built for the veneration of Holy Blood relics. In her MA thesis, Sarah unpacked topics associated with printmaking and the distribution of knowledge and belief centered around the Schöne Maria of Regensburg.  Exploration of printed images and their textual companions emerging in sixteenth century cults continues to fuel her passion for this multifaceted category of visual culture.

Education Details

PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, in progress

MA, University of Pittsburgh, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, 2017

BA, Art History with Honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Selected Awards

Kress-Murphy Foundation Scholarship, CalRBS, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

James and Susanne Wilkinson Research Prize, University of Pittsburgh, PA, 2017

Austrian Nationality Room Graduate Scholarship, Vienna, Austria
, 2017

DAAD Intensive Language Course Grant, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, 2016

Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant, Chicago, IL, 2015