Mary Richardson Professor Emeritus, Tufts University, until 2007 in the department of Art and Art History and former President of the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (ICPHS), she is best known for her insight into medieval art history and its intersection with feminist theory. She has worked with numerous international organizations and served as president of the two largest U.S. medieval societies. She has written nine books and more than 70 articles, and Tufts University created a named professorship in her honor. She earned a doctorate in fine arts from Harvard University, master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Cambridge University, and an honorary doctor of letters degree from Bristol University.
Selective bibliography: “Persistència i vindicació de la llengua” in ANGUERA, Pere, De les lletres i les arts : notes d'història cultural
, Associació d'Estudis Reusencs, Reus, 2005, “Iconoclasm and Iconophobia: Four Historical Case Studies”, in Diogenes
n° 50, 2003, Medieval Art in the West and its Audience
, Variorum, Aldershot, Hampshire, 2001, Visualizing Women in the Middle Ages: Sight, Spectacle and Scopic Economy
, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2001; Reframing Medieval Art: Difference, Margins, Boundaries
, Tufts University electronic book, 2001, http://nils.lib.tufts.edu/Caviness/
, ; Paintings on Glass: Studies in Romanesque and Gothic Monumental Art
, Variorum, Aldershot, Hampshire, 1997.