Lindsay Corbett is a PhD candidate specializing in Byzantine art history under the supervision of Professor Cecily Hilsdale. Her dissertation investigates new material forms for the late Byzantine icon. She explores how the entrenchment of cultural identity in the context of political instability resulted in physical and visual innovations to what is often perceived to be the most stable form of Byzantine visual culture. Intersecting with the Mediterranean more broadly, her project also encompasses the arts of the Ottoman Empire, late medieval Italy, and the Kingdom of Serbia.
In addition to her doctoral research, Lindsay is actively pursuing curatorial interests. Currently, she is working as a research assistant to help prepare the reinstallation of the Decorative Art and Design Galleries at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. At the MMFA, she also worked on Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design, Netsuke 根付 Hands On, and the Arts of One World exhibitions. Additionally, Lindsay has worked as a research assistant at the McGill Visual Arts Collection, co-curated an exhibition at Mainline Gallery, and worked in the studios of several Montréal-based artists. She also is currently working as a historical consultant on an upcoming video game.
Lindsay’s research activities and curatorial projects have been supported by the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship, the FRQSC-BSMP Award, the Fred and Betty Price Faculty of Arts Research Award, the Medieval Academy of America, the A. G. Leventis Foundation, the Bram Garber Fellowship in Art History, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Media@McGill.