Septembre - Novembre 2018

Anne D. Hedeman is Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas. Her research examines the relationships between text and image in vernacular late medieval French manuscripts and her book in progress, Visual Translation and the First French Humanists, analyzes how pictures in illuminated manuscripts of classical texts or contemporary texts originating in non-French cultures translate them in order to communicate effectively with late medieval French readers. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the CNRS, and others. She has been recognized by election as a Fellow of the Medeival Academy of America.


  • “L'imagerie politique dans les manuscrits supervisés par Laurent de Premierfait.” In Humanisme et politique à la fin du Moyen Âge, edited by Carla Bozzolo, Claude Gauvard, and Hélène Millet.  Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, forthcoming.
  • “Le pouvoir des images saintes dans les Grandes chroniques de France: le cas de Saint Louis”.In Images, pouvoirs et norms. Exégèse visuelle de la fin de Moyen Age (XIIIe-XVesiècles, edited by Franck Collard, Fréderique Lachaud, and Lydwine Scordia.  Paris: Garnier, in press.
  • Textual and Visual Representations of Power and Justice in Medieval France, edited by Rosalind Brown-Grant, Anne D. Hedeman, and Bernard Ribémont. London: Ashgate, 2015.
  • Collections in Context: The Organization of Knowledge and Community in Europe (14th-17th Centuries), edited by Karen Fresco and Anne D. Hedeman.  Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2011.
  • Elizabeth Morrison and Anne D. Hedeman, Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2010. Finalist, Alfred H. Barr Award for Museum Scholarship, 2012.
  • Translating the Past: Laurent de Premierfait and Boccaccio's "De casibus".  Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2008.
  • Of Counselors and Kings: The Three Versions of Pierre Salmon's "Dialogues". Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.
  • The Royal Image: The Illustrations of the "Grandes Chroniques de France," 1274-1422. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991.

Projet de recherche

 A survey of fourteenth-century French manuscripts and Notarial and Secretarial Patronage during the reign of Charles V

I have been invited to collaborate on the fourteenth-century volume of A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in France (HMMSF), which will include diverse illuminated manuscripts. My formulation of that book’s structure would benefit from participating in the research group l'Ontologie du christianisme médiéval en images (OMCI) directed by Mme. Marchesin at INHA and learning about the ontological underpinnings of Christian visual representation. I also will lay the foundation for the next of my planned series of books centered on artistic patronage of notaries and secretaries. I will finish Visual Translation and the First French Humanists in spring 2018, and will begin formulating a book on their commissions during the reign of Charles V (1364-80).  While in Paris, I hope to read the unpublished manuscripts and documents concerning the seat of their confraternity at the Convent of the Célestins signaled by Françoise Isaac in her unpublished dissertation on the architecture of the convent and the unpublished École des Chartes thèses concerning the Célestins by Berard, and Roussel. I am confident that these documents will provide information about social interactions among secretaries and between secretaries and other patrons of the Célestins that will constitute essential background for ongoing research on Notarial and Secretarial Patronage.