Emily DeKlyen Silbergeld

Emily DeKlyen Silbergeld is a PhD student specializing in Byzantine art history under the supervision of Dr Cecily Hilsdale. Her research interests include frames and framing practices, artistic exchange, archaism and anachronism, relationships between image and text, constructions and expressions of late medieval and early modern diasporic identity, and the entangled cultural histories of Byzantium and Venice.

Emily holds an MA in Art History from The Courtauld Institute, where her research focused on the re-use and modification of Late Byzantine icon frames in Constantinople and Muscovy. She has also worked in museum collections, exhibitions, and publications, focusing primarily on Russian Orthodox and Chinese art.

Her studies at McGill are supported by a Max Stern Fellowship.

emily.silbergeld [at] mail.mcgill.ca

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