Dr Kathryn Rudy
Kathryn Rudy (Kate) earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University in Art History, and also holds a Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the University of Toronto. Before coming to St. Andrews, has held research, teaching, and curatorial positions in the US, the UK, Canada, The Netherlands, and Belgium. Her research concentrates on the reception and original function of manuscripts, especially those manufactured in the Low Countries, and she has pioneered the use of the densitometer to measure the grime that original readers deposited in their books. She will offer courses on images from the Low Countries before 1550, art and science at the Court of Prague under Rudolph II, and manuscript studies.
She welcomes potential research students with interests in the art of Northern Europe, including manuscripts, monasticism, food history, gender, and relationships between art and technology.