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James  D'Emilio

James D'Emilio

James D'Emilio
Associate Professor


Office: CPR 382
Phone: 813/974-9404



James D'Emilio is Associate Professor of Humanities. He specializes in the history, art and culture of medieval Iberia, with emphases on medieval Galicia, Romanesque art, and the Iberian church.

As a Marshall scholar, he earned his PhD in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London) in 1989. He has held grants from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Graham Foundation. He is the editor and translator of Culture and Society in Medieval Galicia: A Cultural Crossroads at the Edge of Europe (Brill, 2015), with twenty-three international contributors. He has published twenty articles on medieval Galicia and Iberia, medieval art and architecture, and the medieval church, and he has written more than twenty book reviews and entries in reference works including The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. He has delivered more than seventy papers and public lectures, principally on the art and ecclesiastical culture of medieval Spain, and he has organized numerous sessions at academic conferences. He is currently writing a book on the Cistercians in Spain and Portugal and collaborating on a project on written culture in the Cistercian monasteries of northwest Iberia, led by Ana Suárez González (U. Santiago de Compostela) and funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.

Dr. D’Emilio teaches courses on the ancient and medieval cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean, including a popular survey of ancient and medieval culture (HUM 2210). He is developing an online archive of Art and Architecture for teaching and research based on his extensive photograph collection.