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Laurinda Dixon

Laurinda Dixon

Laurinda Dixon

Emeritus Professor, Art History


Art and Music Histories
308 E Bowne Hall
Office: 315.443.4184


Ph. D. Department of Art History, Boston University, 1980

Research Interests

Laurinda Dixon, a professor at Syracuse University since 1982, teaches a variety of courses, from the large, introductory Arts & Ideas lecture to specialized graduate seminars. Her scholarly specialty is the relationship of art and science before the Enlightenment, and she lectures widely on the subject at Universities and Museums throughout the world.


"Chemical Craft and Spiritual Science in Bosch's St. Anthony Triptych," in Hieronymus Bosch: His Sources, Hieronymus Bosch Study Center (‘s-Hertogenbosch, 2010), 128-144

“The Eyes, Heart, and Brain of the Beholder: Experiencing English Renaissance Miniature Portraits,” Explorations in Renaissance Culture (Summer, 2010): 1-10

"Emmanuel Fremiét's Gorilla Carrying Off a Woman: Beauty, the Beast, and Their Contexts," in Laurinda Dixon and Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, eds., Twenty-First-Century Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Art, in press (University of Delaware, 2008)

“Of Vapors and Vanity: The Swinging Eighteenth Century,” in Laurinda Dixon, ed., In Sickness and In Health: Disease as Metaphor in Art and Popular Wisdom (University of Delaware Press, 2004), 62-81

“An Occupational Hazard: St. Jerome, Melancholia, and the Scholarly Life,” in Laurinda Dixon, ed., In Detail: New Studies of Northern Renaissance Art (Brepols Publishers, 1999): 69-82

“The Curse of Chastity: The Marginalization of Women in Medieval Art and Medicine,” in R. Edwards and V. Ziegler, eds., Matrons and Marginal Women in Medieval Society (Boydell Press, 1995): 49-74